UNESCO International Literacy Prizes 2024

UNESCO is now inviting nominations for the 2024 International Literacy Prizes.

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Similar to previous years, six awards will be given to individuals or organizations with exceptional projects that advance literacy learning. This year, programmes are asked to center around the theme “Promoting multilingual education: Literacy for mutual understanding and peace.

Eligibility Criteria for UNESCO International Literacy Prizes 2024

  • The application is open to all governments, non-governmental organizations and individuals who contribute to the promotion and advancement of literacy learning through projects and programmes.
  • Applications should be submitted to the nominating entities either the National Commission for UNESCO in the programme’s country, or a NGO in official partnership with UNESCO, who are encouraged to submit the nominated individuals’, institutions, and organizations to UNESCO. The nominations will be assessed by an independent International Jury, composed of five experts based on the selection criteria.


  • The UNESCO King Sejong Literacy Prize (3 awards): established in 1989 and supported by the Government of the Republic of Korea. Each award winner receives a medal, a diploma and US$20,000.
  • The UNESCO Confucius Prize for Literacy (3 awards): established in 2005 and supported by the Government of the People’s Republic of China.

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  • Deadline for candidates to submit applications to nominating entities: 5 July 2024 (midnight, Paris time).
  • Deadline for nominating entities to submit their nominations to UNESCO: 19 July 2024 (midnight, Paris time).
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