UNESCO International Literacy Prizes 2018 – Call for applications and nominations

UNESCO has launched its 2018 Call for Applications and Nominations for the International Literacy Prizes on the theme ‘Literacy and Skill Development’.

Every year, the UNESCO International Literacy Prizes (ILP) reward excellence and innovation in the field of literacy around the world to promote effective and innovative practices and encourage dynamic literate societies.

The Prizes are made up of the UNESCO King Sejong Literacy Prize (2 awards) and the UNESCO Confucius Prize for Literacy (3 awards).

The UNESCO King Sejong Literacy Prize (2 awards), was established in 1989 and is supported by the Government of the Republic of Korea. It gives special consideration to programmes that focus on the development and use of mother-tongue literacy education and training.

The UNESCO Confucius Prize for Literacy (3 awards), was established in 2005 and is supported by the Government of the People’s Republic of China. The Prize recognizes programmes that promote adult literacy, especially in rural areas and for out-of-school youth, particularly girls and women.

Each of the prize-winners will receive a medal, a diploma and US$20.000.

Who can apply?

  • Individuals, institutions and organizations promoting literacy.
  • Specific programmes/projects with a proven record of innovate work in the field of literacy for at least three years.
  • Programmes/projects that have not been awarded the UNESCO International Literacy Prizes in the past five years.

How to apply?

  • Request your user account , then you will be able to proceed to the online application form.
  • Fill in and submit the electronic application form in English or French to UNESCO’s Secretariat via the National Commission for UNESCO by 5 June 2018 (midnight, Paris time).  If applying through an International Non-Governmental Organization (NGO),which maintains official relations with UNESCO, please provide project information and request a nomination letter directly from the NGO, to be attached to the electronic application form.

For more information, kindly visit the  UNESCO International Literacy Prizes website

Kindly note that the deadline for the submission of applications is Tuesday, 5 June, 2018.

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