Prizes and Patronage

Providing formal recognition of those who work to further UNESCO's mission of 'building peace in the minds of men and women'

Patronage is UNESCO’s highest form of support and is granted to demonstrate the Organisation’s moral endorsement of an exceptional activity. UNESCO Prizes award outstanding achievements of individuals and organisations that work to further UNESCO’s goals.

The UK National Commission for UNESCO puts all UK nominations for UNESCO Prizes and Patronage through a rigorous peer review process before they are submitted to UNESCO.

This is to ensure that all UK nominations are of the highest standard and to provide support and advice to individuals and organisations in accessing UNESCO Prizes or Patronage.