Online nomination process 2018 for UNESCO Prize for Girls’ and Women’s Education

Who can nominate?

Governments of UNESCO Members States via their National Commissions and Permanent Delegations to 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 and ongoing project or programme of the nominee, which has been running for at least two years, and  meets the selection criteria.

How to nominate?

Step 1: Complete the online nomination form

Access the online nomination platform at The platform is only accessible to nominating entities.

  • Nominations must be completed online in English or French by the Permanent Delegation to UNESCO of the concerned Member State, or by an NGO in official partnership with UNESCO, through their official account.
  • National Commissions for UNESCO may 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.
  • 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. Requests should be sent to as soon as possible and before the indicated deadline. 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.
  • 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.
  • All supporting material (e.g. publications, photos, videos) must be transmitted electronically through the online system.
  • While completing the Form, please also keep in mind that the project/programme will be assessed by the Jury on the basis of the selection criteria.

Step 2: Submit the online nomination form

  • Nominations should be submitted via the online platform by the concerned Permanent Delegations to UNESCO or the NGO before the set deadline of 11 May 2018 (midnight, 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 of UNESCO at