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As an NGO in consultative partnership with UNESCO, ICDE can endorse or nominate candidates for prestigious UNESCO awards.

2024 UNESCO International Literacy Prizes

Promoting multilingual education: Literacy for mutual understanding and peace

Every year, the UNESCO International Literacy Prizes reward excellence and innovation in the field of literacy around the world to promote effective and innovative practices and encourage dynamic literate societies.

This year’s theme focuses on promoting multilingual education and literacy for mutual understanding and peace.

Who can be nominated?

  • Individuals, institutions and organizations promoting literacy
  • Programmes must be still in operation and have a proven record of innovative work in the field of literacy for at least 2 years
  • Programmes that have not been awarded the UNESCO International Literacy Prizes in the past five years

Nomination process

The process is composed of an application and a nomination:

  • Deadline for applications: 5 July 2024
  • Deadline for nominations: 19 July 2024

See detailed information about the nomination process here.

To complete the application, candidates must request a nomination letter from an NGO they are a member of. Members of ICDE are encouraged to contact the ICDE Secretariat and make this request by Thursday 27 June 2024 to

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