UNESCO Sultan Qaboos Prize: how to apply

© UNESCO Sultan Qaboos Award

Call for nomination for the 2019 UNESCO Sultan Qaboos Prize for Environmental Preservation will be issued in early 2019.


The purpose of the UNESCO Sultan Qaboos Prize for Environmental Preservation is to afford recognition to outstanding contributions by individuals, groups of individuals, institutes or organizations in the management or preservation of the environment. 

Contributions have to consistent with the policies, aims and objectives of UNESCO, and in relation to the Organization’s programmes in this field, i.e. environmental and natural resources research, environmental education and training, creation of environmental awareness through the preparation of environmental information materials and activities aimed at establishing and managing protected areas such as biosphere reserves and natural World Heritage sites.

How to apply

 Nominations for the Prize can only be made by UNESCO Members States and by International Organizations or by Non-Governmental Organizations which have consultative status with UNESCO, each of which may make only one nomination.

However other interested NGOs, as well as research institutions, universities and individuals, are not eligible to make nominations directly to UNESCO. Therefore, such bodies and individuals are invited to propose their candidate to their country National Commission for UNESCO, which may or may not select it as its formal candidature.

Candidatures should be prepared in English or French.


  • Circular letter on submission of nominations for the 2019 UNESCO Sultan Qaboos Prize (available early 2019)
  • Invitation letter to MAB National Committees and Focal Points (available early 2019)

Nomination form

Will be available early 2019

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