August 31, 2022 - Last update: September 1, 2022
On the occasion of International Literacy Day (8 September), UNESCO has selected six outstanding literacy programmes from Brazil, India, Malaysia, South Africa, United Arab Emirates and United Kingdom as laureates of its International Literacy Prizes, based on the recommendations of an international jury.
Audrey AzoulayUNESCO Director-General
The awards will be presented during an international conference in Abidjan (Côte d’Ivoire), on 8 and 9 September 2022, under the theme “Transforming literacy learning spaces”. A special session focusing on efforts that transform literacy learning spaces will be held with the laureates on 9 September from 2.40pm to 3.35pm CET.
UNESCO King Sejong Literacy Prize
The UNESCO King Sejong Literacy Prize, sponsored by the Government of the Republic of Korea, recognizes contributions to mother language-based literacy development. It will be awarded to:
Each of the three UNESCO King Sejong laureates will receive a medal, a diploma and an endowment of US$ 20.000.
UNESCO Confucius Prize for Literacy
The UNESCO Confucius Prize for Literacy, sponsored by the Government of the People’s Republic of China, recognizes contributions to functional literacy leveraging technological environments in support of adults in rural areas and out-of-school youth. It will be awarded to:
Each of the three UNESCO Confucius laureates will receive a medal, a diploma and an endowment of US$ 30.000.