About The Award
of Dubai, United Arab Emirates, and the United
Nations Human Settlements
Programme (UN-HABITAT), are pleased to invite you to submit
your 'Best Practice' for the 2014 Dubai International Award. Previous
submitters are also encouraged to submit updates of their best practices
for eventual inclusion in the database. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
for submission guidelines.
Best Practices are initiatives which have made outstanding contributions
to improving the quality of life in cities and communities around
the world. The original call for Best Practices was launched in
1995 during preparations for the Second United Nations Conference
on Human Settlements (Habitat II) as a means of identifying what
works in improving living conditions on a sustainable basis. For
the 1996 Awards,
over 700 Best Practices from 90 countries were submitted to Habitat.
An independent international Technical Advisory Committee identified
105 submissions as Best Practices and six of these were selected
by a jury to receive the 1996 Dubai International Award during Habitat
II conference (June 1996). In 1998,
the Dubai International Award attracted 470 submissions from over
80 countries. 124 submissions were selected as Best Practices and
10 initiatives were chosen to receive the Dubai International Award
at a special award ceremony on World
Habitat Day, 5 October 1998. In 2000
over 700 submissions from 100 countries were received with
being classified as Best Practices, 10 of who were selected as award
winners. In 2002, 550+
submissions and updates from more than 90
countries were received with 126 being classified as best practices.
In 2012, 650+ submissions and updates
from more than 100 countries were received with 108 being classified
as best practices. The Best Practices and Award winners were selected
by the Technical Advisory Committee (TAC)
and the Best Practices Jury respectively. In October 2012,
presented the Fifth Dubai International Award to a new group of
10 Best Practices.
Currently, 2100 Good and Best Practices from 137 countries are documented
on the Best
Follow this link to view the guidelines submission
guidelines for the year 2014.