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UNESCO Education Prize for Hamburg

The Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg

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16.10.2019 - Press release

The Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg has received the 2020 UNESCO-Japan Prize on Education for Sustainable Development.

The Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg has, along with the Community Trust from Botswana and the Sustainable Amazon Foundation from Brazil, received the 2020 UNESCO-Japan Prize on Education for Sustainable Development. The awards ceremony took place on 15 November 2019 during the UNESCO General Conference in Paris.

UNESCO selected Hamburg for its initiative « Hamburg is learning sustainability ». Under this slogan, the city is promoting projects to fight climate change and fostering education for sustainable development. The local agenda is closely based on the United Nations’ global Sustainable Development Goals.

Since 2015, UNESCO has been honouring educational projects for their outstanding commitment to sustainable development through the UNESCO-Japan Prize on Education for Sustainable Development. The prize focuses on innovative approaches that advance individual and social change while taking into account the environmental, economic and social dimensions of sustainability. It is awarded annually to three recipients in the amount of $50,000 each. The Japanese government funds the prize.

More information:

https://www.unesco.de/bildung/hochwertige-bildung/bildung-fuer-nachhaltige-entwicklung/hamburg-erhaelt-unesco-preis (in German)

https://en.unesco.org/prize-esd (in English)


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