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30 September 1999|
Entries invited for 1999 Eisaku Sato Essay Contest
Essays should analyse the prevailing situation, and discuss how the UN could most effectively intervene in future ethnic conflicts. The contest is open to international participation by those who have an interest in the United Nations University and in the selected topic, regardless of age, nationality, or profession. The deadline for entry is 30 November 1999.
Essays may be in either English (3,000 to 6,000 words) or Japanese (8,000 to 16,000 characters). English essays should be typed on A4-size paper and include an abstract of up to 450 words. Japanese essays should be accompanied by an abstract of up to 1,200 characters. All entries must include a cover sheet listing the contributor’s name, affiliation, age, gender, nationality, address, and telephone and/or fax numbers.
Entries should be submitted to:
The best essay will receive a grand prize of ¥500,000. Two second prizes of ¥200,000 each and several honorable mentions of ¥50,000 each will also be awarded to selected essay contributions. The winners will be notified in May 2000, and the prizes will be awarded in a ceremony to be held at the United Nations University Centre in June 1999.
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 his 1974 Nobel Peace Prize. The Foundation, which devotes its activities to providing support for the development of the United Nations University, has been holding this essay contest annually since 1983.
For further information, please contact the Foundation or: