The Eisaku Sato Memorial Foundation for Cooperation with the United Nations University has announced the topic for the 15th international essay contest as follows:
The UN’s Role in the Globalization Process
In recent years and in many fields, “globalization” has swept over the world like a wave. However, in some fields there are strong concerns regarding regionalism. Moreover, with regard to international borders and national sovereignty, many conflict situations are possible. What should be the roles of global governance and the United Nations in such an age? And, specifically, what is the UN expected to achieve?
The contest is open to international participation. Those who have an interest in the United Nations University and in the above topic are eligible to participate. 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/or fax numbers.
All entries should be sent to:
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 May 1999, and a prize awarding ceremony is scheduled to be held in June 1999.
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 102-8430
- Tel.: (03) 3239-0011 Fax: (03) 3238-9193
- (The deadline for entry is 30 November 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.
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For further information on the 15th Eisaku Sato Essay Contest, please contact the Foundation or UNU Public Affairs Section:
Tel. (03) 5467-1243, -1246 Fax (03) 3406-7346.