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: https://unesco.sharepoint.com/sites/committees/ESD-Prize/
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: https://en.unesco.org/prize-esd