'UNESCO-Bangladesh Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman International Prize

  • 15 Dec 2020

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) has decided to launch the 'UNESCO-Bangladesh Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman International Prize'.

  • The prize will be launched in the field of ‘creative economy’ starting from November 2021.
  • The decision came as Bangladesh is celebrating Rahman’s birth centenary, and also preparing for the country’s 50th independence anniversary.
  • Starting November 2021, the dollar 50 thousand award will be given away once in two years for global economic initiatives of the youth.
  • UNESCO has declared 2021 as ‘International Year of Creative Economy for Sustainable Development’.

About Mujibur Rahman

  • Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was the founding father and the first Prime Minister of Bangladesh (1972-75).
  • He was given the title of “Bangabandhu” (Friend of Bengal) by the people of Bangladesh.
  • His daughter Sheikh Hasina is the current Prime Minister of Bangladesh.