The Jury Meeting 2-4 July 2013
Initially established in 1967, UNESCO International Literacy Prizes are currently sponsored by the People’s Republic of China and the Republic of Korea. These prizes are composed of the three UNESCO Confucius Prizes for Literacy and the two UNESCO King Sejong Literacy Prizes. They are awarded each year to individuals, governments and non-governmental organizations in recognition of their distinguished contribution to the promotion of literacy, and their meritorious efforts in this regard.
The call for candidate nominations for the 2013 edition of the UNESCO International Literacy Prizes was May 24th.
Each prizewinner will receive a monetary award, a silver medal and a diploma, all of which will be presented at an international ceremony that will take place on Tuesday, 10 September 2013, in commemoration of International Literacy Day (September 8). The theme for the 2013 edition of the Prizes is “Literacies for the 21st Century.”
The prizewinners shall be designated by UNESCO on the basis of the recommendations of an International Jury, which consists of five independent, eminent professionals, who meet on July 2 - July 4th to assess the applications and the candidates.