Wednesday, 6 June 2012

UNESCO International Literacy Prizes 2012 on “Literacy and Peace”

UNESCO has launched the call for nominations for the 2012 UNESCO International Literacy Prizes 2012 on the theme of “Literacy and Peace.”

Every year, the UNESCO International Literacy Prizes reward excellence and innovation in the field of literacy throughout the world. By honouring the work of institutions, organizations and individuals through these Prizes, UNESCO seeks to support effective literacy practices and encourages the promotion of dynamic literate societies.

The UNESCO International Literacy Prizes are:

  • UNESCO King Sejong Literacy Prize (2) Supporting literacy in multilingual contexts
  • UNESCO Confucius Prize for Literacy (2) Supporting literacy in rural areas, rural adults and out-of school youth, particularly women and girls

The candidatures must be submitted to the Director-General of UNESCO either by Member States, in consultation with their National Commissions for UNESCO, or by International NonGovernmental Organizations maintaining official relations with  UNESCO. Each nomination must be accompanied by a written recommendation. A self-nomination cannot be considered. Each Government or International NGO is entitled to nominate only two candidates per year. The files must be in English or French only.

Institutions, organizations or individuals promoting literacy through effective and innovative programmes or projects are eligible to be nominated.

The deadline to submit nominations is 20 June 2012. For more information, visit this link.

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