The Eisaku Sato Essay Contest is an international competition that was established in memory of the late Eisaku Sato, former Prime Minister of Japan, with the monetary award that he received with his 1974 Nobel Peace Prize. The contest was inaugurated in 1980, and has been held annually since 1990.
The 29th Eisaku Sato Essay Contest (2013) topic:
Many people expect the United Nations to play a major role in world peace and in protecting the safety and welfare of people worldwide. Express your views on whether the United Nations is sufficiently responding to these expectations. If ‘no’, discuss the causes and constraints for this failure; if ‘yes’, discuss some recent success cases.
The deadline is 31 March. Further details are located here.