UNESCO seeks nominations for the International UNESCO/José Martí Prize 2023


Deadline: 25 November 2022

UNESCO invites Members States in consultation with their National Commissions, and non-governmental organizations in official partnership with UNESCO and active in a field covered by the Prize to submit nominations for the International UNESCO/José Martí Prize, which will be awarded for the ninth time in 2023.

This call for nominations is published within the framework of the 75th anniversary of Cuba’s accession as a member state to UNESCO (29 August).

The purpose of the International UNESCO/José Martí Prize is to promote and reward an activity of outstanding merit in accordance with the ideals and spirit of José Martí. The prizewinner shall receive a monetary award.

José Martí was a great apostle and a man of action, recognized as the intellectual author of the liberation of Cuba. A political thinker and eminent writer, he was also the chief precursor of the literary movement called “modernismo”.

The International UNESCO/José Martí Prize was instituted in November 1994 by the Executive Board of UNESCO at the initiative of the Government of Cuba. In creating the Prize, the Members of the Executive Board recognized the universality and supreme value of the ideals of José Martí.

Candidates shall have made a significant contribution, in any region of the world, to the unity and the integration of countries in Latin America and the Caribbean and to the preservation of their identities, cultural traditions and historical values. The Prize may be conferred upon individuals, institutions, other entities or non-governmental organizations.

How to submit your nomination

Nominations for the Prize should be submitted, no later than 25 November 2022, by filling out the nomination form in either English or French.

Since UNESCO is committed to promoting gender equality and participation of youth, you are strongly encouraged to submit nomination files for women and young candidates.


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