Calendar of Events, Prizes and Celebrations


A guide to what is happening in the field of culture at our Paris headquarters and our offices around the world.


Since 1952, UNESCO has awarded international prizes to outstanding and innovative efforts to promote its activities in its fields of competence. Today, there are 3 prizes related to the programme of culture.


UNESCO commemorates anniversaries of eminent personalities and historic events, in some cases, by issuing medals. It also observes important dates proclaimed by the UN General Assembly.

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