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UNESCO-Japan Prize on Education for Sustainable Development

The UNESCO-Japan Prize on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) honours outstanding projects by individuals, institutions and organizations related to ESD.


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The first winners of the UNESCO-Japan Prize were announced by the Director-General of UNESCO in September 2015, following the recommendations of an international jury.

The three laureates are Asociación SERES from Guatemala/El Salvador; the Centre for Development of Early Childhood, Non-Formal and Informal Education from Indonesia; and rootAbility from Germany. The three organizations each received an award of USD 50,000.

They were awarded in a ceremony at UNESCO Headquarters on 5 November 2015 for their outstanding projects in the field of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD), chosen from among 60 nominations received from Member State governments and non-governmental organizations in official relations with UNESCO.

Learn more about the 2015 laureates