UNESCO is calling for applications and nominations for its two prestigious International Literacy Prizes for the 2017 edition.
This year’s theme is ‘literacy in a digital world’, which will also set the focus for International Literacy Day, celebrated on 8 September.
470 projects and programmes in the field of literacy have already been recognized and rewarded since 1967 for their excellence and innovation, undertaken by Governments, non-governmental organizations and individuals around the world.
Two UNESCO International Literacy Prizes are given to five laureates every year:
- The first Prize is the UNESCO King Sejong Literacy Prize supported by the Government of the Republic of Korea
- The second Prize is the UNESCO Confucius Prize for Literacy. It is supported by the Government of the People’s Republic of China
- Each of the five prizewinners receives a medal, a diploma, and US$20.000 for their project or programme. The UNESCO International Literacy Prizes are awarded at an official ceremony at UNESCO’s Headquarters in Paris on the International Literacy Day.
DEADLINE: 31 May 2017 for applications
14 June 2017 for nominations
To apply and for more information visit here