Prizes and Celebrations
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.
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.
United Nations International Decades
UNESCO participates in the celebration of the following International Decades proclaimed by the General Assembly of the United Nations:
- 2015-2024 - International Decade for People of African Descent
- 2014-2024 - United Nations Decade of Sustainable Energy for All
- 2013-2022 - International Decade for the Rapprochement of Cultures
- 2011-2020 - United Nations Decade on Biodiversity
- 2010-2020 - United Nations Decade for Deserts and the Fight against Desertification
- 2005-2015 - International Decade for Action, “Water for Life”
- 2005-2014 - United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development
- 2003-2012 - United Nations Literacy Decade
- 2001-2010 - International Decade for a Culture of Peace and Non-Violence for the Children of the World
United Nations International Years
UNESCO participates in the celebration of the following International Years proclaimed by the General Assembly of the United Nations:
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, only observes the days by which the United Nations designates it as the leading agency.