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Online nomination process 2019 for UNESCO Prize for Girls’ and Women’s Education

Who can nominate?

Governments of UNESCO Members States via their Permanent Delegations to UNESCO and National Commissions for UNESCO, and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) in official partnership with UNESCO can make up to 3 nominations. Self-nominations are not accepted.

Who can be nominated?

Individuals, institutions or organizations having effectively contributed to the advancement of girls’ and women’s education. Nominations must focus on an established project or programme of the nominee, which has been running for at least two years, and  meets the selection criteria.

How to nominate?

(1) The nomination form must be completed online in English or French via a platform accessible through the UNESCO website under the following link:

(2) Nominations must be submitted online by the Permanent Delegation to UNESCO of the concerned Member State, or by an NGO in official partnership with UNESCO, through their official UNESTEAMS account.

(3) It is possible for National Commissions for UNESCO to access and complete the online form. However, any nomination by a National Commission will need to be submitted by the Permanent Delegation to UNESCO of the respective Member State. An automatic notification message will be sent to the official e-mail address of the Delegation to this end.

(4) If a National Commission or Permanent Delegation to UNESCO wishes that the form be completed electronically by the nominees, UNESCO can create a UNESTEAMS account for each nominee. A request should be sent to before 20 May 2019. After completion of the online form by the nominee, the concerned National Commission and Permanent Delegation will receive a notification e-mail and can review the nomination before the Permanent Delegation submits to UNESCO.

(5) Attention should be paid to presenting the project/programme of the nominee in a clear and structured way, following the instructions given in the form and respecting the indicated word limit. All supporting material (e.g. action plans, publications, videos) must be transmitted electronically through the online system.

(6) Nominations must be submitted via the online platform by the concerned Permanent Delegations to UNESCO or NGO by midnight of 28 May 2019 (UTC+1, Paris time).Kindly note that each Permanent Delegation or NGO may not submit more than three nominations.

For any question regarding the UNESCO Prize for Girls’ and Women’s Education or the nomination process, please contact the Secretariat of the Prize at the Section of Education for Inclusion and Gender Equality at UNESCO: Ms. Rebekah Cameron, Tel: +33 (0) 1 45 68 10 08; e-mail: