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United Nations Awards and Prizes

Youth representatives, environment champions, innovation awards, prizes for creativity, there are many ways the United Nations systems celebrates extraordinary achievements and rewards commitments to causes of importance to the organisation.

2021 Global SDG pioneers

It's time to celebrate the individuals and businesses behind sustainability in global and local markets. Applications are open and the search is on for the 2021 UN Global Compact #SDGpioneers. If you know a business professional who is using business...

(closed) G7-EU WEPs Award

The year 2020 marks the 10th anniversary of the Women’s Empowerment Principles, which now have close to 4,000 signatories. This important milestone coincides with the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action (BPfA). The BPfA is...

(closed) UN Public Service Awards

About the United Nations Public Service Awards and Day The United Nations Public Service Awards is the most prestigious international recognition of excellence in public service. It rewards the creative achievements and contributions of public service institutions that lead to a...

(closed) SDG Action Awards

People and organisations everywhere are encouraged to submit their outstanding SDG Action and nominate to become one of the UN SDG Action Award winners. In addressing the current pandemic and its devastating impact on people’s lives, the Sustainable Development Goals...

(closed) UNHCR NGO Innovation Award 2020

The UNHCR NGO Innovation Award (“the Award”) celebrates efforts and achievements of NGOs who developed innovative approaches for protection and delivery of services to refugees and other persons of concern to UNHCR. This year, UNHCR will dedicate the award to...

(closed) Youth Leadership and Innovation Award for Migration

In conjunction with the Migration Youth Forum, IOM are launching a new space for young people to present their existing solutions to issues around migration and development: The Youth Leadership and Innovation Award for Migration.  The Award (apply now) will...

(closed) Glinka World Soil Prize

The award comes in the form of a USD 15 000 check and a Glinka gold-plated medal. It contributes in a timely manner to raise awareness amongst policymakers and the general public about possible solutions to tackle acute national...

(closed) UN-Habitat Scroll of Honour Award

UN-Habitat, the United Nations Programme promoting socially and environmentally sustainable towns and cities, has opened nominations for its prestigious Scroll of Honour Award. Up to five Scrolls of Honour will be awarded on World Habitat Day 2020 on Monday 5...

(closed) Global Climate Action Awards

Applications are being accepted through to 11 May 2020. Spearheaded by UN Climate Change's Momentum for Change initiative, the UN Global Climate Action Award shines a light on the most innovative, scalable and replicable examples of what people around...

(closed) Young Champions of the Earth

If you have a powerful idea to protect or restore the environment; if you have a strong track record of instigating change; if you are unafraid of failure; and if you believe in a bright future for our planet,...

#COVID19 HUB

Stay informed and engaged during #COVID19

2nd WHO Health for All Film Festival

The World Health Organization invites independent film-makers, production companies, NGOs, communities, students, and film...

Mission 1.5

Using mobile gaming technology, Mission 1.5 educates people about climate solutions and asks them...

Know Water App

The Know Water App is designed to enable edutainment for students at primary and...