UN Cares 2016 Award

The 2016 edition of the UN Cares award seeks to recognize UN Cares teams who have achieved outstanding results in implementing the 10 Minimum Standards. There are 3 categories.

Categories for the 2016 UN Cares Award
Lifetime achievement
This category refers to UN Cares team who can demonstrate that since 2008, when UN Cares was launched, the duty station has excelled in reaching staff in their duty station with: a) learning activities related to HIV prevention, treatment, care and UN policies; b) promotion of testing and knowing one's status; c) activities designed to address stigma and discrimination; d) making condoms and PEP available for UN personnel and their families; and e) promoting overall compliance with the UN Cares 10 minimum standards.
Criteria: Percentage of total UN employees that have attended activities over the defined period; number and percentage of UN organizations participating; innovative training and advocacy approaches; participation and support of Resident Coordinator, heads of agency and senior management; visibility of training efforts inside and outside the UN workplace; any evidence of results or impact.
 
Implementing UN for All modules
For UN Cares teams that have been able to implement UN for All: Dignity and Inclusion in the UN System Workplace modules for UN staff, particularly the core module and the LGBTI module. UN for All is an initiative of UN Cares that seeks to reinforce minimum standard 3: "learning and training activities on stigma and discrimination." Facilitators for UN for All were trained in nearly all regions of the world in 2015.
Criteria: Percentage of total UN employees that have attended training; number and percentage of UN organizations participating; innovative training or communication approaches; participation and support of Resident Coordinator, heads of agency and senior management; participation of UN-GLOBE or local civil society networks or groups; visibility of training efforts inside and outside the UN workplace; any evidence of results or impact.
 
Reaching children and adolescents
For UN Cares teams at country or headquarters level that can show innovative approaches to reaching children and adolescents of United Nations staff with learning activities, with appropriate content and methodologies, and with important coverage. Content can include: sexual and reproductive health (including HIV), diversity and inclusion, health and well-being in general and/or life and leadership skills.
Criteria:Number of participants; number of sessions; innovative approaches to learning; number and percentage of UN organizations participating; support by Resident Coordinator; involvement of heads of agency and senior management; visibility of training efforts inside and outside the UN workplace, any evidence of results or impact.

Other considerations

Prizes

Winning UN Cares teams for each category will receive a prize of 1,000 USD (one thousand US dollars) to be used in the implementation of UN Cares activities in the country. These funds must be spent by the end of August 2017. Each team member will receive an award certificate signed by the UN Cares Global Coordinator in New York and each Resident Coordinator will also be contacted to highlight the outstanding efforts of the UN Cares team.

How to apply

To submit your entry, fill out the submission form that can be found here and follow the instructions at the end of the document. Entries can be accompanied by up to 10 photographs and up to 3 videos that show evidence. Important: Entries will need to be signed off by the Resident Coordinator for country-level teams.

Judges

Winning entries will be selected by a panel of 6 judges representing different UN organizations that are active in the UN Cares taskforce. Judges will represent management, and also specialists in the field of HIV from different UN organizations.

Time frame
April 2016 May July 2016 August 15, 2016 August 16 - mid-November, 2016 1 December 2016
Contest is announced Promotion of the award Deadline for submission of entries Selection of Winners Announcing winners

IMPORTANT: Please note the deadline has been extended until 15 September 2016.

Previous awards

To learn who won the UN Cares award in 2014, please click here

To learn who won the UN Cares award in 2012, please click here

Questions?

If you have questions or comments, please contact your regional UN Cares coordinator; or write to info@unacares.org