Information from Goi Peace Foundation (GPF)

Ladies and Gentlemen,

We kindly request you and the National Commission for UNESCO of your country to promote and disseminate the 2016 International Essay Contest for Young People throughout your networks, in particular amongst youth organizations and schools within your country. The guidelines of the 2016 Essay Contest can be found at the following website address:


Young people in your country are cordially invited to participate in this renown annual Essay Contest and to submit their entries no later than by 15 JUNE, 2016.

The 17th edition of the annual International Essay Contest for Young People is an activity of the UNESCO Global Action Programme on Education for Sustainable Development.

This year’s theme is entitled, Education to Build a Better Future for All.

We live in a world with many complex problems, both local and global. What kind of education and learning would help us address these challenges and create a sustainable world and a better life for all? Describe your concrete ideas for an ideal education.

First Prize winners will be invited to Tokyo, Japan, and will receive the Minister of Education Award at the Goi Peace Foundation Forum in November 2016.

AWARDS: The following awards will be given in the Children’s category and Youth category respectively:

1st Prize : Certificate and prize of 100,000 Yen (approx. US$840 as of January 2016) – 1 entrant

2nd Prize : Certificate and prize of 50,000 Yen (approx. US$420 as of January 2016) – 2 entrants

3rd Prize : Certificate and gift – 5 entrants

Honorable Mention: Certificate and gift – 25 entrants


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