The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO): Inviting applications for ‘International Literacy Prizes’ to award outstanding programmes and individuals who promote literacy around the world within the theme of ‘Literacy and Skills Development’ award outstanding programmes and individuals who promote literacy around the world within the theme of ‘Literacy and Skills Development’.

Funding brief: UNESCO is calling for applications and nominations for the 2018 UNESCO International Literacy Prizes, which this year will award outstanding programmes and individuals who promote literacy around the world within the theme of ‘Literacy and Skills Development’.

Since 1967, the UNESCO International Literacy Prizes have rewarded excellence and innovation in the field of literacy. Over 485 projects and programmes undertaken by governments, non-governmental organizations and individuals around the world have already received recognition and support for their excellent work.

Through two prestigious Prizes, UNESCO supports effective literacy practices and encourages the promotion of dynamic literate societies to close the literacy gap of approximately 750 millions of people.

UNESCO distinguishes between two Literacy Prizes which are given to five laureates:
● 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. This Prize recognizes programmes that promote adult literacy, especially in rural areas and for out-of-school youth, particularly girls and women.

Donor Name: The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
Funding name: International Literacy Prizes 2018

Deadline:
● The deadline for submitting applications for nominations: 5th, June, 2018 (midnight, Paris time).
● The deadline for nominating entities to submit their nominations to UNESCO: 17th, June, 2018 (midnight, Paris time).

Funding details link: https://en.unesco.org/news/unesco-international-literacy-prizes-2018-call-applications-and-nominations

Funding limit: Each of the prizewinners receives a medal, a diploma and US$20.000.

Special Notes: Please contact with the donor directly for further clarification and understanding.

Project start date: N//A
Project duration: N//A

Eligible organization: As below

Eligibility:
● Governments, non-governmental organizations and individuals are kindly invited to apply. All applications should be submitted to nominating entities, such as the National Commission for UNESCO (http://www.unesco.org/ncp/index.php??lc=E&module=national_commissions&showall=1) in the country of the programme, or an NGO that is in an official partnership with UNESCO (https://en.unesco.org/partnerships/non-governmental-organizations/list).
● Concerned governments of UNESCO Member States and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in official partnership with UNESCO are encouraged to take into account individuals, institutions and organizations who have made outstanding contributions to the promotion of literacy and requested a nomination.

Eligible Country: No country bar found (Open to all regions)

Submission mail: Not found

Other important link:
● Register to apply: http://www.unesco.org/ilp/account
● Guideline:
https://en.unesco.org/themes/literacy/prizes/criteria
https://en.unesco.org/themes/literacy/prizes
● About: https://en.unesco.org/about-us/introducing-unesco

How to apply: Interested applicant may apply through the website (http://www.unesco.org/ilp/account).


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