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Scroll of Honour Awards 2021 by UN-Habitat: Submit by August 8: Expired

UN-Habitat is calling for nominations for its prestigious Scroll of Honour Awards 2021.

About the Award

The award, launched in 1989, recognizes individuals and institutions which have made outstanding contributions to urban development including improving the quality of urban life for all and the provision of adequate, affordable, and accessible housing.

It aims to acknowledge initiatives that have made outstanding contributions in the field of human settlements, provision of housing, highlighting the plight of people living in poverty or who have been displaced, developing and improving human settlements and the quality of urban life to leave no one behind echoing the Sustainable Development Goals 2030 with emphasis on Goal 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities.


Up to five winners will be selected and presented with their awards at the Global Observance of World Habitat Day on Monday 4 October 2021


Individuals and organizations working on sustainable urban projects which have had a great impact on society can be nominated for the UN-Habitat Scroll of Honour. These include:

  • Government and inter-governmental organizations or agencies, including bilateral aid agencies
  • Local and Regional Governments or their associations
  • Civil society organizations
  • The private sector
  • National Habitat Committees or focal points
  • Research and academic institutions
  • Public or private foundations
  • Multilateral agencies (United Nations Agencies, World Bank, etc.)
  • The media
  • Individuals
Submission Deadline

August 8, 2021

Selection Process
  • After the closing date of 8 August, UN-Habitat will make an initial assessment of the nominations and submissions and verify that the submission conforms to the standards outlined in the guidelines. Qualifying submissions will be sent to the Selection Committee comprising UN-Habitat experts and senior management.
  • The Selection Committee will choose their winning candidates and make their recommendations to the Executive Director outlining their reasons for the selection of a maximum of five winning initiatives.
  • UN-Habitat’s Executive Director, based on the recommendations of the Selection Committee, will make the final selection of the UN-Habitat Scroll of Honour winners.
  • The UN-Habitat Scroll of Honour nominees will be notified by 31 August 2021 on the outcome of the selection.
  • The winners will receive their awards during the global celebration of the World Habitat Day observance on 4 October 2021.
How to Submit?
  • Nominations must be made by third parties on the online submission form in English. Click here to fill the submission form.
  • The UN-Habitat Scroll of Honour nominees will be notified by 31 August 2021 on the outcome of the selection.
Terms and Conditions
  • The prize for the winning entry will be awarded to the person or organization named in the submission form but can also be received on their/its behalf by an officially appointed representative.
  • All entries will be available for international exhibition, demonstration, publication and media coverage and UN-Habitat will not be required to seek further permission for any such use.
  • Where the submission of a project is made by someone other than the overall organizer/holder of the copyright, it is assumed that they have given permission for the submission and the terms indicated in points 1 and 2 above.
  • Supporting material as part of the online submission such as media articles (URL) videos (URL) and photographs (JPEG) are highly welcome.
  • Please note that all details with attachments in line with the guidelines for nominations are to be submitted online in English.
  • Submissions in another language than English will be disqualified.
  • Any submission which does not meet the criteria, is incomplete, or received after the deadline of 8 August 2021 will not be considered.


Click here to view the official guidelines for the Scroll of Honour Awards 2021 by UN-Habitat

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