Funded by the Government of Japan, the UNESCO-Japan Prize consists of three awards of USD 50,000 for each recipient.

Since 2015, this Prize and award winners recognize the role of education in connecting the social, economic, cultural and environmental dimensions of sustainable development (ESD).

The Prize Statutes can be accessed here. In a nutshel, some useful information for the interested applicants:

  • The nomination process takes place via this online platform
  • To request to use the platform, please register here.
  • All nominations should be submitted to UNESCO via the online form in English or French by 21 April 2023 at the very latest (midnight, Paris time).
  • Answers to Frequently Asked Questions in English and French (PDF) .

Further information including the user guide on the Prize can be found here : https://en.unesco.org/prize-esd
Any enquiries with regard to the nomination process should be addressed to Mr. Takanori Kusaka, ESD Section, phone: +33 (0)1 45 68 10 70, e-mail: esdprize@unesco.org.