International UNESCO/José Martí Prize
Candidates shall have made a significant contribution, in any region of the world, to the unity and the integration of countries in Latin America and the Caribbean and to the preservation of their identities, cultural traditions and historical values. The Prize may be conferred upon individuals, institutions, other entities or non-governmental organizations.
Nominations shall be submitted to the Director-General by the governments of Member States, in consultation with their National Commissions, and by non-governmental organizations maintaining formal relations with UNESCO. A self-nomination cannot be considered.
Each nomination shall be accompanied by a written recommendation of not more than five standard pages in length, which shall include, in English, French or Spanish, inter alia (all other materials may be attached as an annex; they will not be returned to nominators):
(a) description of the candidate’s background and achievements;
(b) summary of the work or the results of the work, publications and other supporting documents of major importance, submitted for consideration;
(c) a definition of the candidate’s contribution to the Prize’s objectives.
Nomination files should be submitted by 16 September 2015 to the JNC-UNESCO
L’Oréal-UNESCO Awards For Women in Science 2016
The 2016 edition of the Awards will designate five outstanding scientific researchers in the Life Sciences, working in one of each of the following regions:Africa & the Arab States, Asia-Pacific, Europe, Latin America, North America. Each of the five Laureates will receive an award of €100,000.
For more information please visit: http://www.fwis.fr/en/awards
For this biennium UNESCO has approved three Participation Programme Projects for Jamaica:
- “Youth leadership training in preservation and protection”, USD26,000 (JNC-UNESCO).
- Addressing the gap of gender–based violence between the state and vulnerable women and girls”, USD26,000 (Bureau of Gender Affairs).
- “Mobile Youth App”, USD18,000 (JNC-UNESCO).
Jamaica youth representative selected to attend WORLD HERITAGE YOUNG EXPERTS FORUM 2015
WORLD HERITAGE YOUNG EXPERTS FORUM 2015 “Towards a Sustainable Management of World Heritage Sites” is part of the World Heritage Education Programme of the UNESCO World Heritage Centre and is financed by the Federal Foreign Office of Germany. It is being held June 18 – June 29, 2015 in Germany.