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UNESCO International Literacy Prizes

Since 1967, UNESCO International Literacy Prizes have rewarded excellence and innovation in the field of literacy. Over 495 projects and programmes undertaken by governments, non-governmental organizations and individuals around the world have been recognized. Through these prestigious Prizes, UNESCO seeks to support effective literacy practices and encourages the promotion of dynamic literate societies.

Every year, the Prizes are organized around a specific theme. This year’s focus is on: Teaching and learning literacy: The role of educators and changing pedagogies’.

In this context, you will find attached the call to nominate candidates for the 2020 edition of the UNESCO International Literacy Prizesinviting you to submit applications for this year (see attached documents).

The application and nomination process will take place via an online platform. An applicant can request the access to the online application form through this The deadline for applications is 28 June 2020 and for the nominations is 12 July 2020.

You will also find relevant information on the UNESCO International Literacy Prizes website:

Any enquiries with regard to the application and nomination process should be addressed to the Secretariat of the UNESCO International Literacy Prizes, located within the Section of Youth, Literacy and Skills Development of the UNESCO Education Sector (phone: +33 1 45 68 08 59; e-mail:

Thank you in advance for your kind attention.

Yours sincerely,

Secretariat of the UNESCO International Literacy Prizes