UNESCO Asian Regional Institute for School Building Research

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UNESCO Asian Regional Institute for School Building Research

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  • Institut régional asiatique de recherches sur les constructions scolaires
  • Instituto Regional Asiático de Estudios sobre Construcciones Escolares

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The Asian Regional Institute for School Building Research (ARISBR) was organized through the cooperation of UNESCO and the Government of Indonesia to assist in solving the school building problems in the Region. It was created in Bandung in late 1962 with the expectation to last for ten years. On 1 January 1965, the President of Indonesia announced that Indonesia is withdrawing from the United Nations and most of its agencies, one of which was UNESCO. This meant that ARISBR had to be located in another country and was temporarily moved to Bangkok, on 1 June 1965. It finally moved to Colombo, Sri Lanka and closed its door in 1973.


Bandung, Indonesia (1962-1965)
Bangkok, Thailand (1965-?)
Colombo, Sri Lanka (?-1973)

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UNESCO Regional Institute

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Education, School Building

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UNESCO Field Offices, Institutes and Centres (1946-)

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  • EAC

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