Award ceremony of the UNESCO Prize for Girls' and Women's Education

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The UNESCO Prize for Girls’ and Women’s Education honours outstanding and innovative contributions made by individuals, institutions and organizations to advance girls’ and women’s education. This year, the Prize recognized projects supporting girls' education in some of the poorest villages of Egypt, and helping Jamaican pregnant adolescent girls and mothers have a second chance to continue their education.

Established in 2015 with generous funding from the Government of the People’s Republic of China, the Prize is annually granted to two laureates and consists of an award of USD 50,000 each to help further their work in the area of girls’ and women’s education. This is the third edition of the Prize.


Type of Event Prize-giving ceremony
Start 11.10.2018 20:00 local time
End 11.10.2018 20:30 local time
Date to be fixed 0
Focal point Leblanc, Joséphine
Organizer ED/ESC/IGE
Country France
City Paris
Venue UNESCO Headquarters
Street 7 place Fontenoy
Room Room I
Permanent Delegation Contact
Major Programme
Language of Event English, French, Chinese
Estimated number of participants 500
Official Website
Link 1 Unesco Prize for Girls' and Women's Education
Link 2 Agenda
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