Please find attached the Circular Letter 4146 sent today to all Ministers responsible for relations with UNESCO, with copies to all Permanent Delegations and UNESCO National Commissions.
UNESCO’s Director-General invites the Governments of all Member States to submit, via their Permanent Delegation to UNESCO, NOMINATIONS FOR THE UNESCO-JAPAN PRIZE ON EDUCATION FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT (ESD) 2016.
Generously funded by the Government of Japan, the UNESCO-Japan Prize on ESD consists of three annual awards of US $50,000 for each recipient. It was established by the UNESCO Executive Board at its 195th session, and awarded for the first time in November 2015 to three organizations from Germany, Guatemala and El Salvador, and Indonesia.
The 2016 nomination process takes place online via a platform accessible through the UNESCO website: https://teams.unesco.org/org/ed/esd-prize
 Permanent Delegations and National Commissions will be able to connect with their existing
UNESTEAMS accounts. A user guide for the use of the online platform can be downloaded here .
UNESCO recommends that this call for nominations be made widely known in your country among relevant stakeholders involved in ESD (regional governments, public/private educational institutions, NGOs, local communities, media).
The online nominations should be submitted by Permanent Delegations to UNESCO via the online form in English or French by 30 APRIL 2016 AT THE VERY LATEST (midnight, Paris time).
Any enquiries with regard to the nomination process should be addressed to Ms Miriam Tereick; Section of Education for Sustainable Development and Global Citizenship;
phone: +33 1 45 68 16 68; e-mail:
Irina Bokova, UNESCO Director General