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Past Competitions and Awards

Essays, poems, photography, artworks, cartoons, videos. There are over a dozen competitions and contests organised yearly by the UN family. They represent a fun, at time challenging, way to engage creatively with topics that are a priority for the organisation.

International Green Gown Awards 2022

Is your institution the most sustainable institution of the year? Is your institution benefitting society? Is your institution empowering students? Is your institution providing next-generation learning and skills? Is your institution creating positive impacts? In partnership with and endorsed by the UN Environment Programme, the Green Gown Awards 2022 are looking for inspirational sustainability...

2022 UNESCO Prize for Girls’ and Women’s Education

On International Women’s Day, UNESCO launched the call for nominations for the 2022 UNESCO Prize for Girls’ and Women’s Education. The Prize awards US$ 50,000 annually to two laureates making outstanding efforts in favour of girls’ and women’s education. Amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and in a context where girls...

UN SDG Action Awards 2022

It is more important than ever to shine a spotlight on hope and togetherness – and on people making a difference everywhere – especially during this challenging moment we are currently facing. Old models have not delivered and we need new ones to fulfill the SDG promise of what...

UNESCO/Jikji Memory of the World Prize: Call for nominations

UNESCO is now receiving nominations for the 9th edition of the UNESCO/Jikji Memory of the World Prize. Member States, in consultation with their National Commissions, as well as international non-governmental organizations (NGOs) maintaining official relations with UNESCO and whose work is in the field of preservation and conservation of documentary heritage are thus encouraged to submit their...

UN World Oceans Day Photo Competition (2022 edition)

Photography is a powerful medium to convey a feeling or a message. This open and free photo competition seeks to inspire the creation of imagery capturing the beauty, the challenges and the importance of the ocean and humankind’s relation to it, hoping to contribute to actions to preserve this...

Public nominations open for UNEP’s Champions of the Earth Award 2022

The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) has launched a call for nominations for its annual Champions of the Earth award – the UN’s highest environmental honour – to recognize outstanding leaders from government, civil society and the private sector for their transformative impact on the environment. To highlight the importance of ecosystem...

UNIDIR Global Disarmament Essay Competition

General Awareness raising of disarmament issues among next generations: Global Disarmament Essay Competition. The UN Secretary-General’s “Securing our Common Future: An Agenda for Disarmament”, highlighted that while the “2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development took an important step towards articulating how arms control, peace and security contribute to development”, there is...

Call for entries: UN-Habitat Better Cities film festival

The UN-Habitat Better Cities Film Festival returns to the Eleventh World Urban Forum in Katowice, Poland, 26-30 June 2022. Organised in partnership with First+Main Films, the festival will celebrate life in cities around the world by showcasing the power of storytelling to inspire and empower cities and communities. “We’re excited to launch the...

UNESCO Clubs 2022 Worldwide Youth Multimedia Competition

USFUCA, UNESCO Center for Peace, World Genesis Foundation, and WhizJuniors invite youth around the world to take part in this year’s Multimedia Competition. Unparalleled connectivity put youth in one of the greatest positions to bring much needed change to the world. UNESCO’s mission is to mobilize the optimism of youth...

Champion and Partnership Awards (FAO)

Submit your nomination NOW for the Champion and Partnership Awards! Honouring heroes who transform agrifood systems and inspire change. The new annual Awards acknowledge progress in the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The Awards are open to individuals, organizations, governments, foundations, academia or private sector leaders across the world.  We want...

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