youth envisioning a peaceful world

Topics: Peace, 2000, Jerry Seinfeld Pages: 10 (2357 words) Published: December 21, 2014
Youth Envisioning
a Peaceful World
Goi Peace Foundation – UNESCO
International Essay Contest for Young People
Award Winning Essays 2000 – 2010

YOUTH ENVISIONING
A PEACEFUL WORLD

Goi Peace Foundation – UNESCO
International Essay Contest
for Young People
Award Winning Essays 2000 – 2010

About the Goi Peace Foundation – UNESCO
International Essay Contest for Young People
The International Essay Contest for Young People is one of the peace education programs organized by the Goi Peace Foundation. The annual contest was started in 2000—the International Year of the Culture of Peace designated by the United Nations. Since 2007, it has been a joint program of UNESCO and the Goi Peace Foundation. Currently the contest is endorsed by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan, the Japanese National Commission for UNESCO, NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation), Nikkei Inc. and the Tokyo Metropolitan Board of Education, and is supported by Felissimo Corporation.

The purpose of the essay contest is to harness the energy, imagination 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 its young minds and to think about how each of us can make a difference in the world. The contest has grown considerably over the years, with more than 7,200 essay entries received from over 140 countries in 2010. This publication presents the first-prize winning essays from 2000 to 2010 in the Children’s category (ages 14 or 15 and under, depending on the year) and Youth category (ages 15 or 16 to 25) respectively. Coming from young people of various cultures, environment and backgrounds, the essays express the deep thoughts, passion and courage of youth who are committed to making use of their energy and creativity for building a better future for their communities and the world.

About the Goi Peace Foundation
The Goi Peace Foundation is a member-supported, public benefit organization established in Tokyo, Japan in 1999. It was granted Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations in 2004, and admitted to official-relationship status with UNESCO in 2006.

The Foundation aims to support the evolution of humanity toward a sustainable and harmonious new civilization through educational and awareness-raising programs, research and studies, initiatives to promote international understanding, and by building cooperation among individuals and organizations across various fields, including education, science, culture and the arts.

For more information about the Goi Peace Foundation – UNESCO International Essay Contest for Young People, please visit www.goipeace.or.jp or contact: The Goi Peace Foundation
1-4-5 Hirakawacho
Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-0093 Japan
Tel: +81 (3) 3265-2071
E-mail: essay@goipeace.or.jp

contents
2000

Peace

The Children Must Begin It Jason Crowe (13, United States) .......................................... 6 Peace Maiya Shamurshanova (23, Kazakhstan) ...................................................................... 8

2001

Respect for life

The Earth Calls Out, “Treat Life with Care” Jiang Weiqiong (14, China) ................. 12 My Dream Will Come True Kathevan Kandelaki (19, Georgia) ....................................... 14

2002

Harmony

Harmony Is My World Anastasia Rakava (11, Belarus) ................................................... 18 Harmony Liat Margalit (18, Israel) ......................................................................................... 20

2003

My vision for the future

Regarding the Soul – Love Changes Ephemeral into Eternal
Teodora Mihoc (15, Romania) ............................................................................................... 24 Serenity of Our Life Miranti Daniar (19, Indonesia) .......................................................... 26

2004

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