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1997 EISAKU SATO ESSAY CONTEST ANNOUNCED

The Eisaku Sato Memorial Foundation for Cooperation with the United Nations University has announced the topics for the 14th international essay contest as follows:
  1. Describe a major role for Japan and what Japan should emphasize for the formation of a "New World Order" towards the 21st century and for United Nations organizational reforms (especially the Security Council reform).
  2. Give your innovative and concrete suggestions, including their grounds for argument, on how the G-7 Economic Summit should operate towards world peace and the advancement of human welfare.

The contest is open to international participation. Those who have an interest in the United Nations University and in the above topics are eligible to participate. Essay contributors should select one of the topics as the subject to their essay. Essays are accepted in either English or Japanese. English essays should be typed on A4 size paper, be between 3,000 to 6,000 words, and have an accompanying 450-word or less abstract. Japanese essays should be between 8,000 to 16,000 characters and have an accompanying 1,200-character or less abstract. All entries must have a cover sheet listing the essay contributor's name, affiliation, age, gender, nationality, address, and telephone and fax numbers. All entries should be sent to:

The Eisaku Sato Memorial Foundation for Cooperation
with the United Nations University
c/o Daiichi Mutual Fire and Marine Insurance Company
5-1, Nibancho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102
Tel.: (03) 3239-0011
Fax: (03) 3238-9193

The deadline for entry is 30 November 1997.

The best essay will be awarded a grand prize of 500,000. Two second prizes of 200,000 each and a few honorable mentions of 50,000 each will also be awarded to selected essay contributions. The winners will be notified by the Foundation in early 1998, and a prize awarding ceremony is scheduled to be held in June 1998.

The Eisaku Sato Memorial Foundation for Cooperation with the United Nations University was established by the late Mr. Eisaku Sato, former Prime Minister of Japan, with the monetary award he received with the 1974 Nobel Peace Prize. The foundation devotes its activities to provide support for the development of the United Nations University.


For further information on the 14th Eisaku Sato Essay Contest,
please contact the Foundation or
UNU Public Affairs Section: Tel. (03)5467-1243, -1246; Fax (03) 3406-7346.

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