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UNESCO 2022 International Literacy Prizes

UNESCO has just opened its call for applications for the prestigious UNESCO International Literacy Prizes. All champions in the field of literacy learning are encouraged to apply and nominating entities to be ready to engage and nominate their favourite candidates from around the world. Like every year, UNESCO will reward six individuals or organizations for their outstanding projects that promote literacy learning and for this year’s edition are requested to reflect around the theme ‘Transforming literacy learning spaces’.

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About UNESCO

UNESCO is the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. It seeks to build peace through international cooperation in Education, the Sciences and Culture. UNESCO's programmes contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals defined in Agenda 2030, adopted by the UN General Assembly in 2015. Political and economic arrangements of governments are not enough to secure the lasting and sincere support of the peoples. Peace must be founded upon dialogue and mutual understanding. Peace must be built upon the intellectual and moral solidarity of humanity. I... read more


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UNESCO International Literacy Prizes

  • Type Postgraduate
  • OrganisationUNESCO
  • Country to study -
  • School to study -
  • Course to study Not specified
  • State of Origin
  • Gender Men and Women
  • Application Deadline June 6, 2022

Aim and Benefits of UNESCO International Literacy Prizes

In order to promote and support the development of effective literacy practices around the world and advance the literacy agenda to close the literacy gap of approximately 773 million, every year UNESCO launches two prestigious literacy Prizes, which reward six laureates in total:

  • The UNESCO King Sejong Literacy Prize (3 awards): established in 1989 and  supported by the Government of the Republic of Korea. It gives special consideration to programmes that promote mother language-based literacy development.
    Each UNESCO King Sejong Literacy Prize winner receives a medal, a diploma and US$20,000.
  • The UNESCO Confucius Prize for Literacy (3 awards): established in 2005 and  supported by the Government of the People’s Republic of China. This Prize recognizes programmes that promote literacy, including functional literacy, leveraging technological environments, in support of adults in rural areas and out-of-school youth.
    Each UNESCO Confucius Prize for Literacy winner receives a medal, a diploma and US$30,000.

Requirements for UNESCO International Literacy Prizes Qualification

The application is open to all governments, non-governmental organizations and individuals who, through projects and programmes, contribute to the promotion and advancement of literacy learning.  


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Application Deadline

June 6, 2022


How to Apply

Interested and qualified? Go to UNESCO on forms.office.com to apply

For more details, click here


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