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United Nations University: 2008 Eisaku Sato Essay Contest

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Occasion: 25th Eisaku Sato Essay Contest
Deadline: 31 January 2009
Organizer: Eisaku Sato Memorial Foundation for Cooperation with the United Nations University

About the contest
* Contributions are now being accepted for the 25th Eisaku Sato Essay Contest. The theme of the contest this year is “Poverty in Africa: How should the United Nations address the challenge of poverty in Africa?”
* This contest is open to international participation by anyone who has an interest in both the United Nations University and the designated topic. There are no restrictions as to age, nationality or profession.
* This contest, which was inaugurated in 1980, has been held annually since 1990. It is supported by the Eisaku Sato Memorial Foundation for Cooperation with the United Nations University, which was established by the late Eisaku Sato, former Prime Minister of Japan, with the monetary award he received with his 1974 Nobel Peace Prize.

Information for potential contestants
* Essays may be in either English (3,000-6,000 words) or Japanese (8,000-16,000 characters). English essays should be typed on A4-size paper and include an abstract of up to 450 words. Japanese essays should include an abstract of up to 1,200 characters.

* Each entry should be submitted in quadruplicate (four copies) and must include a cover sheet listing the contributor’s name, affiliation, age, gender, nationality, mailing address, and (if available) telephone/fax number and e-mail address.
* Within the context of the designated theme, essays should include due consideration of population, food, environment, development and resource issues.
* The deadline for entry is 31 January 2009. Submit entries by postal mail to:
The Eisaku Sato Memorial Foundation for Cooperation with the United Nations University c/o United Nations University Library
5-53-70 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-8925, Japan
* A grand prize of \500,000, a second prize of \200,000, and several honorable mentions of \50,000 each will be awarded. The winners will be notified by June 2009; those who are able to attend will receive their prizes at a ceremony to be held later that month at the United Nations University.
* For further information, please contact the Foundation (e-mail: satofoundation@aol.com; tel. & fax 03-3409-0707).

2 thoughts on “United Nations University: 2008 Eisaku Sato Essay Contest

  1. I’m from South Africa and really interested in entering the competition but the problem is the mailing thing.Its already too late for me to start,finish and send my essay by the end of the month.I was asking if there isn’t any option for e-mail. Thanks a lot.Sydney

  2. I am also interested in joining the contest but I’m not sure if I will be able to mail it in advance. I am from the Philippines and I think I might be needing longer time so I could meet the deadline. I hope that sending it via email will be also an option.Thank you and Godbless

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