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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 winners of the 5th edition of the Prize were named on 15 October 2019.

They are:

  • the Camphill Community Trust (Botswana),

  • the Sustainable Amazon Foundation (Brazil),

  • the city of Hamburg (Germany).

Each of the three laureates will receive an award of US $50,000. The award ceremony will take place at UNESCO Headquarters on 15 November, within the framework of the UNESCO General Conference.

The winners of this year’s UNESCO-Japan Prize on Education for Sustainable Development were chosen by an independent international jury from a record number of 115 nominations, submitted by the governments of 63 UNESCO Member States and ten organizations in official partnership with UNESCO. The core selection criteria were the projects’ potential for transformation, their innovative quality and ability to embrace all three dimensions of sustainability: the economy, society and the environment.

Read the press release for further information