International Essay Contest 2017 for young People is going to organize by Goi Peace foundation Japan. This program is an activity of UNESCO Global Action Program (GAP) on education for sustainable development (ESD).

This annual essay contest is organized in an effort to harness the energy, creativity and initiative of the world’s youth in promoting a culture of peace and sustainable development. It also aims to inspire society to learn from the young minds and to think about how each of us can make a difference in the world.


The Theme of the essay content is “Learning From Nature”, What can we learn from nature, and how can we make use of that learning for the future? Please describe your ideas, including your own observations and experiences.


Essays may be submitted by anyone up to 25 years old and must be 700 words or less in English, French, Spanish or German. Essays must be original and unpublished. Plagiarized entries will be rejected.

Essays must have a cover page indicating (1) category (Children or Youth) (2) your essay title (3) your name (4) address (5) phone number (6) e-mail (7) nationality (8) age as of June 15, 2017 (9) gender (10) school name (if applicable) (11) word count.
Please enclose a list of participants’ names, ages and the name and contact information of the submitting teacher or director.

Entries may be submitted by postal mail or online.


Entries must be received by June 15, 2017.

Please Click Here for online registration and detail.


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