UNESCO Jikji Memory of the World Prize

The UNESCO/Jikji Memory of the World Prize was established in April 2004 as a means of promoting the Memory of the World Programme and commemorating the inscription of the Jikji, or the "Buljo jikji simche yojeol”, the oldest existing book made through movable metal print. The Prize consists of a biennial award of US$ 30,000 to individuals or institutions that have made significant contributions to the preservation and accessibility of documentary heritage.

UNESCO Sharjah Prize for Arab Culture

The UNESCO-Sharjah Prize for Arab Culture was established in 1998, on the initiative of the United Arab Emirates to reward the efforts of individuals who contributed, through their artistic, intellectual or promotional work, towards the development and diffusion of Arab culture in the world. The objective of the Prize is to promote mutual understanding of peoples through activities that encourage greater knowledge of and exchange between different cultures. The prize is awarded every year to one national from an Arab country and to a national from any other country.

UNESCO-Greece Melina Mercouri International Prize for the Safeguarding and Management of Cultural Landscapes

The Melina Mercouri International Prize (UNESCO-Greece) rewards outstanding examples of action to safeguard and enhance the world's major cultural landscapes. It bears the name of Melina Mercouri, a precursor of integrated conservation and sustainable development, a memorable actress and Minister of Culture of Greece. The Prize recognizes that the protection of cultural landscapes, a richer concept than the conventional one of 'monuments' or 'sites', is one of the main priorities of the present time.

UNESCO IPDC Prize for Rural Communication

The UNESCO-IPDC Prize for Rural Communication is intended to recognize a meritorious and innovative activity in improving communication in rural communities, chiefly in the developing countries. It was established in 1985 by the Executive Board of UNESCO in pursuance of a decision of the 5th session of the Intergovernmental Council of IPDC. The UNESCO-IPDC Prize, consisting of a sum of US$20,000, is awarded every other year.

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