Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO, has invited the Organization’s Member States to submit two nominations for the 2010 UNESCO International Literacy Prizes. These prizes are awarded in recognition of innovative and successful results in the field of literacy throughout the world.
At the international ceremony organized by UNESCO on International Literacy Day (8 September) at UNESCO Headquarters, the winners will receive a monetary award, a silver medal and a diploma each.
Literacy and empowerment is the 2009/2010 theme of the United Nations Literacy Decade. Thus the call for candidatures will particularly welcome successful literacy initiatives that specifically promote women’s empowerment.
The Guide to the International Literacy Prizes sets out the rules and regulations for the submission of candidatures.
Nomination files (in English or French) should be forwarded to the Section for Basic Education, Literacy and Non-Formal Education, Division for Basic Education no later than 15 June 2010.
• Contact: literacyprizes(at)unesco.org
• Call for nominations (PDF, 28 kb.)
• More on the UNESCO International Literacy Prizes, including the 2010 Guide
• UNESCO and Literacy