The Director-General of UNESCO shall invite the submission of nominations from the governments of Member States, in consultation with their National Commissions, and from international non-governmental organizations maintaining official relations with the Organization.
Each Member State and NGO may designate one candidate. The governments and NGOs shall provide in support of each candidate a recommendation including: (i) a description of the candidate’s academic background and achievements; (ii) a summary of the work submitted for consideration; (iii) a review of the way in which the work submitted has contributed to the development of research in the field of ethics of science and technology
The nominations should be submitted in English or French and be accompanied by a biographical note.
The Director-General of UNESCO shall announce the name of the winner every two years.
The Director-General (or his representative) shall award the Prize at an official ceremony held for that purpose to which he will invite the representative of the Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran.