Submission Deadline: 31st March 2016.
Submissions are now being accepted for the 32nd Eisaku Sato Essay Contest. This international contest is open to anyone who has an interest in both the United Nations University and the designated contest topic. There are no restrictions as to age, nationality, or profession.
The theme of the 2016 contest is:
“Considering the multiple and pressing challenges the United Nations faces today, what is the proper role of the Secretary-General as top international public servant? Discuss the required qualities and discipline of a Secretary-General in view of the practices and achievements of the successive Secretary-Generals.”
- There are no restrictions as to age, nationality, or profession.
- Essays may be written in either English (3,000–6,000 words) or Japanese (8,000–16,000 characters).
- All essays should be printed on A4-size paper and include an abstract of up to 450 words (English) or 1,200 characters (Japanese).
- A grand prize (¥500,000), a second prize (¥200,000) and several honorable mentions (¥50,000 each) will be awarded.
- The winners will be notified by September 2016.
- To enter the 2016 Eisaku Sato Essay Contest, submit your essay along with a cover sheet listing your name, affiliation, age, gender, nationality, mailing address, e-mail address, telephone/fax number (if available), and a note on how you learned about the contest.
- The deadline for submissions is midnight (Japan Time) on 31 March 2016.
- Persons living outside of Japan may submit their essays via email (to email@example.com) or by postal mail. (Please submit only once; do not send both email and postal mail.) If submitting by email, attach your cover sheet and essay as a single (ONE) document file, and use your full name as the document title.
- Persons living in Japan should submit via postal mail.
- Please send your cover sheet and FOUR copies of your essay. Your package must be postmarked before midnight 31 March 2016, (There is no time limit on the delivery date; your submission will be accepted as long as it is postmarked on or before 31 March.)
Postal submissions should be addressed to:
The Eisaku Sato Essay Contest Secretariat
c/o United Nations University Library
5-53-70 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku
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Announcement of the 33rd Eisaku Sato Essay Contest
Submissions are now accepted for the 33rd Eisaku Sato Essay Contest.
This international contest is open to anyone with interest in both the United Nations University and the designated contest topic. There are no restrictions as to age, nationality or profession.
The theme of the 2017 contest is: ”Demography of the world is experiencing a big structural change. While world total population is still growing, increasing number of countries are facing low fertility, rapid aging and even depopulation. Some are concerned about possible aging before societies become rich. Others are seeing continuing explosion of unemployed youth. Even in rich countries social security system is under pressure and generational conflict is on the rise. How the United Nations should cope with such demographic changes? Discuss the potential role of UN against this world phenomenon, “demographic tsunami”.
To enter the 2016 Eisaku Sato Essay Contest, please prepare a cover sheet listing your name, affiliation (your profession, university or whatever you do), age, gender, nationality, how you learned about this contest, mailing address, telephone/fax number and e-mail address.
Essay may be written in either English or Japanese.
It should be typed on A4-size paper with abstract.
The essay must be within 20 pages and the abstract in 2 pages.
In Japanese, the maximum page for essay is 30 pages and 3 pages for abstract.
Submission must be original and unpublished, must include reference notes and a bibliography if other author’s works are cited. The reference notes
are not counted among the 30-page restriction.
Submission is via e-mail attachment file
- We solely accept essays by e-mail attachment; the address is firstname.lastname@example.org
- Please send your essay by e-mail attachment in ONE file, do not separate your cover sheet mentioned above, and use your full name as the document file title.
- Due date
March 31, 2017 0:00 am (at midnight on the 31st, Japan time)
- Any essay that does not follow the criteria specified above will be disqualified.
The grand prize (¥500,000), second prize (¥200,000) and honorable prize (¥50,000) will be awarded. The winners will be notified individually by September 2017.
- The award ceremony will be held at the United Nations University, Tokyo in late September to honor the awardees.
For further information, please contact the Foundation: