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In partnership with UN-HABITAT and Dubai Municipality
Recognizing excellence and supporting urban best practices to improve the living environment. US$1M in prizes to be awarded
We take pride in recognizing and rewarding outstanding performance and exceptional practices that improves our planet. Our award categories are designed to recognize excellence in various sustainable development fields. Review award categories through the link below.View Categories
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About the award
Established in 1995—under the directive of the late Sheikh Maktoum Bin Rashid Al Maktoum during the United Nations International Conference in Dubai—as an outcome of the Dubai Declaration. This declaration created the international concept of sharing Best Practices for the accelerated development of the human settlements sector.Learn more
Transformative. Global. Tangible.
Now reaching its 25th year, the award recognises the world’s best practices that demonstrate valuable contributions to sustainable urban development, as a result of effective partnerships between public, private, and civic sectors.View Categories
IN PARTNERSHIP WITH
In the presence of H.E. Mohammed bin Abdullah Al Gergawi, H.E. Abdulla Al Basti, H.E. Eng. Dawood Abdulrahman AlHajri and H.E. Maimunah Mohd Sharif, Dubai Municipality has signed a collaboration agreement with UN Habitat in the World Government Summit 2023. The agreement sheds light on the collaboration in managing the 13th cycle of Dubai International Best Practices Award for Sustainable Development.
”“WE ARE COMMITTED TO SUSTAINABILITY, WHICH IS A TOP PRIORITY THAT WE STRIVE TO IMPLEMENT”H.H. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum