Prizes and Celebrations in Brazil

UNESCO Brasilia Office usually promotes national events in partnership with various organizations to celebrate the International Days, Years and Decades proclaimed by the General Assembly of the United Nations in order to mark important aspects of human life and history. The Office and its partners also promote national or international prizes in the areas of UNESCO mandate.

Prizes

09.04.12 UNESCO International Prizes

UNESCO promotes international prizes to reward international outstanding efforts made in the themes of UNESCO's mandate: Education, Natural Sciences, Social and Human Sciences, Culture, Communication and Information, and Peace.

Category: Features, Prizes, SP

09.04.12 Science for Peace and Development Contest

The annual context is organized by UNESCO in Brazil and partnerships in celebration of the World Science Day for Peace and Development, established by the United Nations in 2001 and celebrated every year on November 10. Each year, the context has an specific theme. All secondary education students in Brazil can participate in the context by sending their written works and/or drawings on the theme.

Category: SC, Prizes

09.04.12 MERCOSUR Science and Technology Award

Originally called MERCOSUR Prize for Young Researchers, the Award was created by the Specialized Meeting on Science and Technology of MERCOSUR - RECyT in 1998. Since the 2004 Call, the Award has had the partnership of UNESCO and has changed its title to MERCOSUR Science and Technology Award, comprising two categories: “Young Researchers”, up to 35 years old, and “Integration”, for a team of researchers with no limit of age, involving at least two member countries.

Category: SC, Prizes

Celebrations

05.03.15 International Women's Day 2015 - “Empower Women, Empower Humanity - Picture it!”

Message from Ms Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO, on the occasion of International Women’s Day, 8 March 2015

 

“Empower Women, Empower Humanity - Picture it!”

Category: Message, News, International Days, SHS

09.01.15 United Nations International Decades

UNESCO participates in the celebration of the following International Decades proclaimed by the General Assembly of the United Nations:

Category: SP, International Days

09.01.15 United Nations International Years

UNESCO participates in the celebration of the following International Years proclaimed by the General Assembly of the United Nations:

Category: SP, International Days

09.01.15 United Nations International Days

The United Nations General Assembly designates a number of "International Days" to mark important aspects of human life and history. UNESCO, in particular, observes the following:

Category: SP, International Days

03.06.14 UNESCO message for the World Environment Day - an alert about Climate Change

Message from Ms Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO, on the occasion of the World Environment Day, 5 June 2014.

 

Small Island developing States and climate change

 

Category: Message, International Days, SC, unesco.brasilia

20.05.14 UNESCO and Island Biodiversity

Message from Ms Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO, on the occasion of International Day for Biological Diversity, 22 May 2014.

Category: International Days, Message, News, SC

20.05.14 UNESCO message for the World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development

Message from Ms Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO, on the occasion of World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development, 21 May 2014.

Category: Message, News, International Days, CLT

29.04.14 UNESCO message on the occasion of International Jazz Day

Message from Ms Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO, on the occasion of International Jazz Day, 30 April 2014.

Category: Message, News, International Days, CLT

22.04.14 World Book and Copyright Day is celebrated in Brazil, 23 April, 2014

The Ministry of Culture and the Ministry of Education in Brazil proceed through bill on a National Plan of Books and Reading (Plano Nacional do Livro e Leitura —PNLL).

Category: News, International Days, CLT, Copyright

16.04.14 UNESCO message for the World Book and Copyright Day, 23 April 2014

Message from Ms Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO, on the occasion of the World Book and Copyright Day, 23 April 2014.

Category: News, International Days, Message, CLT

02.04.14 International Day of Sport for Development and Peace, 6 April 2014

Message from Ms Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO, on the occasion of the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace, 6 April 2014.

 

Category: Message, News, International Days, SHS

07.03.14 Message from UNESCO for the International Women's Day

Message from Ms Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO, on the occasion of International Women’s Day, 8 March 2014.

Category: News, Message, Women's Day, International Days

20.02.14 Local languages for global citizenship: spotlight on science - UNESCO Message for the International Mother Language Day

Message from Ms Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO, on the occasion of International Mother Language Day, 21 February 2014 - Local languages for global citizenship: spotlight on science.

Category: News, International Days, CLT, Endangered Languages

09.12.13 Human Rights Day - a celebration of equality in dignity and rights

Message from Ms Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO on the occasion of Human Rights Day, 10 December 2013.

Category: News, Message, International Days, SHS

20.11.13 Inclusive Societies, Sustainable Planet - World Philosophy Day, 21 November 2013

Message from Ms Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO, on the occasion of the World Philosophy Day, 21 November 2013

Category: News, International Days, SHS, Philosophy

16.10.13 International Day for the Eradication of Poverty - 17 October

Message from the Director-General of UNESCO, Irina Bokova, on the occasion of the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, 17 October

Category: International Days, News, Message, SHS

27.09.13 UNESCO in Brazil launches campaign outstanding the respect and value for teachers

UNESCO in Brazil launches the contest “Have you hugged your teacher today?” to celebrate the World Teachers’ Day, 5 October, and the National Teachers’ Day, 15 October, to draw attention to the respect and value for the teaching profession. The proposal aims at virtually mobilizing and engaging the general public to honour the teachers of Brazil and to stimulate the school environment interaction.

Category: News, International Days, ED, Teacher Education

25.09.13 World Teachers' Day 2013

World Teachers’ Day: why the 5 of October?

In 1994, UNESCO proclaimed 5 October World Teachers’ Day, in celebration of the great step made for teachers in 1966 when a special intergovernmental conference convened by UNESCO in Paris in cooperation with the ILO adopted the UNESCO/ILO Recommendation concerning the Status of Teachers.

Category: News, International Days, ED, Teacher Education

21.03.13 Message from Director-General of UNESCO on the occasion of World Water Day

Message from Ms Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO on the occasion of World Water Day, 22 March 2013

Category: International Days, News, SC, Freshwater

21.03.13 Message from Director-General of UNESCO on the occasion of World Poetry Day

Message from Ms Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO, on the occasion of World Poetry Day, 21 March 2013

Category: International Days, News, CLT, Arts and Creativity

21.03.13 Message from Director-General of UNESCO on the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

Message from Ms Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO,on the occasion of International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, 21 March 2013

Category: International Days, News, SHS, Fight against Discrimination

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