Awards and Prizes

Awards and prizes for youth representatives, environmental champions, innovators, educators, and many more, are given by the United Nations to recognise and reward people for their extraordinary achievements in helping promote the goals and priorities of the organisation.

Call for Entries: 2024 UNESCO Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation

The UNESCO Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation (‘Awards’) recognizes exemplary efforts by individuals and organizations in the region to restore or conserve structures, places or properties of heritage value. By bringing to public attention such distinguished achievements, the...

MAB Young Scientists Award

The MAB Young Scientists awards can grant up to US$ 5,000 to young researchers in support of their research on ecosystems, natural resources and biodiversity.

Shanghai Award 2024

The second cycle of the Global Award for Sustainable Development in Cities (Shanghai Award) is now open for applications, with a deadline set for 15 June 2024.

UNESCO Prize for Girls’ and Women’s Education 2024

UNESCO launched a call for nominations for the 2024 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.

Young Champions of the Earth awards 2024

The flagship youth engagement initiative of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). The award is bestowed annually to ambitious young people from around the world with outstanding ideas to protect and restore the environment.

2024 UNESCO/Jikji Memory of the World Prize

UNESCO is now inviting nominations for the 10th edition of the UNESCO/Jikji Memory of the World Prize. Member States, in consultation with their National Commissions, are invited to submit nominations, as are the international non-governmental organizations maintaining official relations...

Best Tourism Villages 2024

The “Best Tourism Villages by UN Tourism” initiative, introduced in 2021, seeks to transform tourism into a catalyst for rural prosperity and wellbeing.