Registration Open – Global Media and Information Literacy Week 2019 Feature Conference and Youth Agenda Forum

Deadline: 31 August 2019 UNESCO has launched the annual Global Media and Information Literacy (MIL) Week 2019 under the theme "MIL Citizens: Informed, Engaged, Empowered" which will be celebrated from 24 to 31 October this year. The Global MIL Week 2019 Feature Conference, the Ninth MIL and Intercultural Dialogue (MILID) Conference, will be held from 24 to 25 September 2019 in Gothenburg, Sweden, under the same theme as Global MIL Week 2019. The Feature Conference will be followed by … [Read more...]

Submit Applications for the 2019 MOWCAP-Asia Culture Center Grants Program

Deadline: 31 May 2019 In the Asia Pacific region, many libraries, archives and memory institutions face formidable challenges: economic, climatic and geographic. The newly established the Asia/Pacific Regional Committee for the Memory of the World Program (MOWCAP)-Asia Culture Center (ACC) Grants Program aims to contribute to addressing this challenge by assisting with the preservation of, and universal access to, the documentary heritage of the Asia/Pacific region, and also to increase … [Read more...]

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Nominations Open for UNESCO-Hamdan bin Rashid Al-Maktoum Prize

Deadline: 31 October 2019 The sixth edition of the UNESCO-Hamdan bin Rashid Al-Maktoum Prize for Outstanding Practice and Performance in Enhancing the Effectiveness of Teachers has opened the call for nominations. The prize is awarded every two years and it recognizes initiatives that contribute to improving educational practices around the world, with priority given to developing countries and to marginalized and disadvantaged communities. The winners are selected by an International … [Read more...]

UNESCO Kalinga Prize 2019: Bridging the Gap between Science and Society

Deadline: 31 May 2019 UNESCO Kalinga Prize for the Popularization of Science is inviting applications to reward exceptional contributions made by individuals in communicating science to society and promoting the popularization of science. By bridging the gap between science and society the benefits of scientific knowledge can be used to improve daily lives, empower people and find solutions to global, regional and local challenges. The prize is awarded to persons who have had a … [Read more...]

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UNESCO Creative Cities Network 2019 is now open for Submissions

Deadline: 30 June 2019 The 2019 Call for Applications of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network is now open to foster international cooperation within and across cities of the world that have invested in culture and creativity as a strategic lever for sustainable urban development. The UNESCO Creative Cities bring a concrete contribution to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda through policy-making and grass-root projects promoting the … [Read more...]

UNESCO Call for Applications: International Youth Forum on Creativity and Heritage along the Silk Roads 2019

Search New Grants, Learn How to Write Proposals, Build Donor Partnerships. Deadline: 15 February 2019 UNESCO, in collaboration with the National Commission of People’s Republic of China for UNESCO, is inviting applicants from countries along the maritime and terrestrial Silk Roads to participate in the Third International Youth Forum on Creativity and Heritage along the Silk Roads (IYF3). The Experience Changsha Media Arts Residency Programme, as part of Changsha Media Arts Festival & … [Read more...]

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UNESCO’s Imagining Africa’s Futures Project inviting Applicants to become a ‘Local Champion’

Get Instant Access to Thousands of New Donors and Grants Deadline: 24 March 2019 The Imagining Africa's Futures project is launching a call for expressions of interest to become a local champion in Futures Literacy in Africa. Local champions are expected to be key constituents of UNESCO and its partners' effort to conduct research in Futures Literacy by co-designing and co-running Futures Literacy Laboratories in their local communities. Local champions can be a team of driven individuals or … [Read more...]

UNESCO CFPs: Inviting Applicants to Participate in Academic Conference on the Safety of Journalists

Deadline: 18 February 2019 UNESCO in collaboration with a local university in Ethiopia (tbc) is organizing the Academic Conference on the Safety of Journalists, as part of its annual flagship World Press Freedom Day celebration. The Academic Conference aims at bridging the gap between academic research and the experience of journalists on the ground. The theme of World Press Freedom Day 2019 is "Media for Democracy: journalism and elections in times of disinformation". During the 23rd … [Read more...]

Entries Open for 2019 UNESCO Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation

Deadline: 31 March 2019 Submissions are now being accepted for the 2019 UNESCO Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation to celebrate 20 years of outstanding conservation practices in the Asia-Pacific region. The UNESCO Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation recognizes exemplary efforts by individuals and organizations to restore or conserve structures, places and properties of heritage value in the region. It aims to encourage other property owners to … [Read more...]

UNESCO: Call for Partnership for ‘Improving Access to quality and Inclusive Education with Gender Equality for Out-of School Children in Iraq’

Deadline: 12 January 2019 UNESCO is currently inviting applicants to submit proposals for implementation of a set of activities under the Project “Improving access to quality and inclusive education with gender equality for out-of-school children in Iraq”. The main purpose of the project is to accelerate the achievement of universal access to primary education; by considerably lowering the number of OOSC and re-integrate them into the formal education system in Iraq. Objective 1: … [Read more...]

EU Partner and UNESCO collaborate to improve Livelihood Opportunities for Urban Youth in Yemen

UNESCO’s initiative, Cash for Work: Promoting Livelihood Opportunities for Urban Youth in Yemen has received €10 million from the European Union to improve youth opportunities and heritage restoration in Yemen. Its main objective is to create livelihoods opportunities for youth in Yemen through urban regeneration activities, including the restoration of specific buildings and World Heritage sites in historic urban centres damaged in the ongoing conflict. It also foresees the establishment of … [Read more...]

Applications Open for Transforming Education Conference for Humanity!

Deadline: 1 August 2018 The UNESCO Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Education for Peace and Sustainable Development (MGIEP) is inviting applications for its Transforming Education Conference for Humanity (TECH) to showcase the role of digital technologies in enabling a shift from “transmissive pedagogies” to “transformative pedagogies” to create peaceful and sustainable societies. The conference will take place from 15-17 November, 2018 which is jointly organised by UNESCO MGIEP and the Government … [Read more...]

UNESCO Bangkok: Seeking Applications for its Wenhui Award for Education Innovation 2018

Deadline: 27 July 2018 UNESCO Bangkok is seeking applications for its Wenhui Award for education innovation 2018 that will serve to improve the access to and quality of education and training, especially to those most in need. Given the challenges facing education, it is necessary to strengthen the commitment of individuals and institutions to continuously innovate and enlighten people. The Wenhui Award embodies two important elements of educational innovation. Wen (文) refers to all facets of … [Read more...]

UNESCO and UNCCT launches Project on Prevention of Violent Extremism through Youth Empowerment

UNESCO and the UN Counter-Terrorism Centre (UNCCT) has launched a project on “Prevention of Violent Extremism through Youth Empowerment, to support new, youth-driven initiatives in education, science, culture and the media to prevent violent extremism in Jordan, Libya, Morocco and Tunisia. Vladimir Voronkov, who heads the UN’s counter-terrorism office (UNOCT) met with Audrey Azoulay, head of the UN cultural agency to initiate this joint project.  The project supports young women and men to … [Read more...]

Pan-African High-level Conference on Education to strengthen Partnerships in Education for Africa

UNESCO and Government of Kenya in collaboration with the African Union as well as other key partners including ADEA and the SDG4 co-conveners (ILO, UNDP, UNFPA, UNICEF, UNHCR, UN Women and the World Bank), is convening a Pan-African High-level Conference on Education (PACE 2018) in Nairobi from 25-27 April 2018 . PACE 2018 aims at strengthening the partnerships in education and as such accelerate the implementation of SDG4 and Continental Education Strategy for Africa at country level. It … [Read more...]

Youth Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition 2018: Submit Your Ideas and Projects!

Deadline: 31 July 2018 The Youth Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition is a global programme and an online platform to mobilize youth-led innovations for the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Register now and be a part of a global community of creative youth entrepreneurs! Co-organized by the Goi Peace Foundation (GAP Key Partner), Stiftung Entrepreneurship and Digital Experts United, the Competition is currently inviting young entrepreneurs (age 15-35) from around the world to submit … [Read more...]

UNESCO Call for Applications: International Youth Forum on Creativity and Heritage along the Silk Roads 2

Deadline: 1 April 2018 If you're aged 18-30 years, and come from a country in Africa, Arab States, Asia and the Pacific, or Europe, then apply for International Youth Forum on Creativity and Heritage along the Silk Roads 2! UNESCO, in collaboration with the National Commission of People’s Republic of China for UNESCO, is currently inviting young women and men from countries along the maritime and terrestrial Silk Roads to participate in the International Youth Forum on Creativity and Heritage … [Read more...]

Ghana to Host the 2018 World Press Freedom Day to mark Country’s Growing Democratic Credentials

Ghana to host the 2018 World Press Freedom Day (WPFD) as a mark of the country’s growing democratic credentials. The Accra event will bring together civil society, the academia, media and representatives of the judiciary. The event will be in four plenary sessions including an academic conference on the safety of journalists, a youth newsroom and photo exhibition. The Director-General of the United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Madame Bokova added that … [Read more...]

UNESCO to Honour outstanding contributions of Individuals and Organisations to advance Girls’ and Women’s Education

UNESCO has announced 2018 Prize for Girls’ and Women’s Education to honour outstanding and innovative contributions made by individuals, institutions and organizations to advance girls’ and women’s education. It is the first UNESCO Prize of this nature and is unique in showcasing successful projects that improve and promote the educational prospects of girls and women and in turn, the quality of their lives. Gender equality in education is a basic right and a prerequisite to build inclusive … [Read more...]

Dutch L’Oréal UNESCO: Seeking Applications for For Women in Science fellowships 2019

Deadline: 11 May 2018 Applications are now open for the Dutch L’Oréal UNESCO For Women in Science fellowships 2019 which allows excellent female scientists to boost their scientific career. This program aims to increase career prospects of female researchers and the number of women professors in the Netherlands, only applicants with a permanent or temporary position at a Dutch university or a research institute based in the Netherlands will be taken into account. The program consists of … [Read more...]