The UNESCO-Japan prize for sustainable development (ESD) honours outstanding projects by individuals, institutions and organizations related to ESD.
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations (UN) based in Paris. Its declared purpose is to contribute to peace and security by promoting international collaboration through educational, scientific, and cultural reforms in order to increase universal respect for justice, the rule of law, and human rights along with fundamental freedom proclaimed in the United Nations Charter. It is the successor of the League of Nations' International Committee on Intellectual Cooperation. UNESCO has 193 member states and 11 ass... read more
The price for the winner is funded by the Federal government which consist of 3 annual award of USD 50, 000 for each recipient
Nominees are acccessed on the following criteria:
In addition to the three criteria, the project should be;
Nominations must be completed online by the Permanent Delegation to UNESCO of the concerned Member State, or by an NGO in official partnership with UNESCO, through their official account.
It is possible for National Commissions to UNESCO to access and complete the online form. However, any nomination by a National Commission will need to be submitted by the Permanent Delegation to UNESCO of the respective Member State. An automatic notification message will be sent to the official e-mail address of the Delegation to this end.
If a National Commission or Permanent Delegation to UNESCO wishes that the form be completed electronically by the nominees, UNESCO can create a UNESTEAMS account for each nominee. A request should be sent to [email protected] (link sends e-mail). After completion of the online form by the nominee, the concerned National Commission and Permanent Delegation will receive a notification e-mail and can review the nomination before the Permanent Delegation submits to UNESCO.
Attention should be paid to presenting the project/programme of the nominee in a clear and structured way, following the instructions given in the form.
All supporting material (e.g. publications, photos, videos) must be transmitted electronically through the online system.
While completing the Form, please also keep in mind that the project/programme will be assessed by the Jury on the basis of the selection criteria.
2. Submit the Online Nomination Form
Nominations have to be submitted in the online system by the concerned Permanent Delegations to UNESCO or the NGO by midnight of 30 April 2019 (UTC+1, Paris time).
Kindly note that each Permanent Delegation or NGO may not submit more than three nominations.