The Eisaku Sato Essay Contest is a bilingual (English and Japanese) international competition 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 theme of the 2017 essay contest was: “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 ageing and even depopulation. Some are concerned about possible ageing 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 should the United Nations cope with such demographic changes? Discuss the potential role of the UN against this world phenomenon, ‘demographic tsunami’.”
A total of 119 essays (7 in Japanese and 112 in English) were submitted.
Prizes will be presented to the winners of the 33rd Eisaku Sato Essay Contest at this event, which will be held at UNU Headquarters in Tokyo.
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