UNESCO-Japan Prize on Education for Sustainable Development 2019 (USD $50,000 prize)

Deadline: 2 Months

Deadline: April 30, 2019


  • Nominees could be individuals, institutions, organizations or other entities engaged in Education for Sustainable Development (ESD);
  • Nominations must focus on a specific ESD project or programme of the nominee;
  • Nominations can be submitted to the Director-General of UNESCO by Governments of Member States via their Permanent Delegation to UNESCO, and by Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) in official partnership with UNESCO. Each Permanent Delegation or NGO can make up to three nominations for any edition of the Prize;
  • Self-nominations are not accepted.

The Prize annually rewards three outstanding ESD projects and programmes. Governments of all Member States, as well as non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in official partnership with UNESCO, are now invited to nominate up to three individuals, institutions or organizations engaged in ESD for the 2019 edition.

The UNESCO-Japan Prize was established in 2014 in the framework of the GAP and is generously funded by the Government of Japan. This year’s winners will be announced by the Director-General of UNESCO in September.


  • The Prize winners will receive USD 50,000 each;
  • In addition to receiving the monetary award at an official ceremony in Paris, all winners will be invited to join the Partner Networks of the Global Action Programme on ESD.