UNESCO prizes related to Education
The purpose of UNESCO’s Education prizes is to reward outstanding efforts in the drive to achieve quality education for all. The themes of the prizes (literacy, special needs, information and communication technologies, human rights and peace) are in conformity with UNESCO’s policies and programmes.
Nominations are made by the governments of Member States, in consultation with their National Commissions, and by non-government organizations maintaining official relations with UNESCO. An international jury, appointed by the Director General chooses the prize winners.
The Director-General of UNESCO, Koïchiro Matsuura, will award the 2008 UNESCO King Hamad Bin Isa Al Khalifa Prize for the Use of Information and Communication Technologies in Education to the Chinese and Egyptian laureates - Zhang Deming and Hoda Baraka respectively - in the presence of the Minister of Education of Bahrain, Majed Bin Ali Al-Noaimi.
This prize, awarded biennially, supports special needs education for children with mental disabilities.
These prizes are awarded annually on International Literacy Day (8 September) to promote excellence and innovation for a literate world.
Awarded annually, this prize supports the creative use of information and communication technologies to enhance learning, teaching and overall education performance.
This prize, awarded biennially, supports activities designed to increase awareness and mobilize consciences in the cause of peace.
Formerly known as the UNESCO Prize for Human Rights Education, this prize is awarded biennially to institutions, organizations or people who have contributed to the to the building of a universal culture of human rights, including through education and training.
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