Call for nominations for the UNESCO-Japan Prize on ESD 2021

UNESCO is pleased to inform that the nominations for the 2021 UNESCO-Japan Prize on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) are now open. The Circular Letter 4340 sent on 10 February, 2021 to all Ministers responsible for relations with UNESCO, with copies to Permanent Delegations and National Commissions, is attached for reference.

Funded by the Government of Japan, the UNESCO-Japan Prize on ESD consists of three awards of USD 50,000 for each recipient. 

UNESCO recommends that this call for nominations be made widely known in your country among relevant stakeholders involved in ESD, and encourages Member States both to set up a national selection process and to announce the selected nominees.

Ø  The nomination process takes place via an online platform

Ø   Permanent Delegations and National Commissions will be able to connect with their existing generic user accounts (see user guide here).

Ø  Each Member State may submit no more than three nominations in consultation between the Permanent Delegation and the National Commission.

Ø  The online nominations should be submitted by Permanent Delegations in their responsibilities via the online form in English or French by 30 April 2021 at the very latest (midnight, Paris time).

Further information on the UNESCO-Japan Prize are available on the Prize website  

Veteran’s Day 2020

Thank you, to all veterans, for your service. This Veterans Day, we offer a bit of history of Micronesians who serve in the United States military.

The Compact of Free Association is an international agreement establishing and governing the relationships of free association between the United States and the three Pacific Island nations of the Federated States of Micronesia, the Marshall Islands and Palau. Among the aspects of the Compact, the option to the United States military is one of the aspects.

According to the United States Department of Defense, per capita, there are more Micronesians who serve in the United States Military than any other country. Moore than 1,500 Micronesians serve in the U. S. Military.