UNESCO International Literacy Prizes – Call for nomination

Since 1967, UNESCO International Literacy Prizes have rewarded excellence and innovation in the field of literacy. Over 490 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.

In this context, you will find attached the call to nominate candidates for the 2019 edition of the UNESCO International Literacy Prizes, inviting you to submit nominations for this year (see attached documents).

Every year, the prizes are organized around a specific theme. This year’s focus is on: ‘Literacy and Multilingualism’.

The nomination process will take place via an online platform. An applicant can access the online application form by requesting the creation of a user account through this link: The deadline for nominations is Sunday 23 June 2019.

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: