UNESCO Prizes

New Zealand National Commission for UNESCO Award in Global Citizenship Education

Are you encouraging New Zealanders from all walks of life and of all ages to become responsible and active global citizens? Tell us about your global citizenship education project or develop a new one between now and March 2018 and be in to win cash prizes.

Award categories are:

  • Education sector - $3000
  • Community - $3000
  • Innovation - $1000

The Award is guided by Sustainable Development Goal 4.7.

The Award is open for submissions from Wednesday 4 October 2017 to Monday 19 March 2018.

UNESCO Kalinga Prize for the Popularization of Science

The UNESCO Kalinga Prize for the Popularization of Science is an international distinction recognising an individual’s work (generally as a writer, editor, lecturer, radio/television/web programme director or film producer) in communicating science, research and technology to the general public. The successful candidate is expected to have knowledge of the role of science, technology and general research for the improvement of public welfare, the enrichment of the cultural heritage of nations and the solutions of the problems of humanity.

The recipient will receive a monetary award of $20,000, a certificate and the UNESCO Albert Einstein silver medal.

Young Professionals Programme

The UNESCO Young Professionals Programme (YPP) is a global programme which provides the opportunity to young university graduates and young qualified professionals from non- and under-represented Member States to join UNESCO at the early stage of their professional career. It is managed by UNESCO in Paris. The role of the New Zealand National Commission is to nominate New Zealand citizen candidates. The countries eligible for the programme rounds change from time to time, so there is no guarantee that New Zealand will be included in the next round.

Please visit the UNESCO website for further information.

UNESCO-Japan Prize on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD)

Nominations have now closed for the 2017 UNESCO-Japan Prize on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD).