財団概要

Based on the a Nobel Peace Prize awarded in December 1974 to the late Eisaku Sato, a former Prime Minister, the Foundation was established on 11 November 1975, as a public corporation authorized under the jurisdiction of both the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Education, Science and Culture, to fulfill the vision of the late Mr. Sato “to cooperate with the development of the United Nations University and to contribute to the improvement of world peace and welfare”.

The late former Prime Minister Eisaku Sato’s ideal was the improvement of world peace and welfare and he believed that the United Nations had a major role in achieving it. For this reason, he went to extraordinary lengths to establish the United Nations University and attract it to Japan, and it was his fervent wish to strengthen the advancement of the University. At the inspiration of the late former Prime Minister Eisaku Sato, the objectives to this Foundation are to contribute to the development of the United Nations University and to the improvement of world peace and welfare.