UNESCO Logo 160 x 120Initially established in 1967, these Prizes currently are sponsored by the People’s Republic of China and the Republic of Korea. They are awarded each year to individuals, governments and NGOs in recognition of their distinguished contribution to the promotion of literacy and their meritorious efforts in this regard.


NGOs maintaining official partnerships with UNESCO in the relevant fields covered by the prize are invited to submit nominations for this year’s edition of the Prizes. The deadline for submission of all nomination files is Friday 28 June 2013.

The prizewinners will receive a monetary award, a silver medal and a diploma, all of which will be presented at an international ceremony that will take place on Tuesday, 10 September 2013 in commemoration of International Literacy Day.

The files below provide more information on the award and the nomination process. See the UNESCO Website for full details.