The conference’s four-point programme is the following: a non-violent approach to conflict resolution and peace-building; the Gandhian philosophy of poverty eradication, education and people’s empowerment; dialogue among peoples and cultures; and (a movement) towards a nuclear weapons-free and non-violent world order.
Lech Walesa of Poland, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Mohammad Yunus, Ahmed Kathrada of South Africa, Navinchandra Ramgoolam of Mauritius and Lyonpo Khandu Wangchuk of Bhutan have confirmed their participation. So have leaders from Zimbabwe, Lebanon, Indonesia (Megawati Sukarnoputri), Nepal (deputy Prime Minister M.K.P. Sharma Oli), Cuba, Moldova, Mali, Guinea, Sudan and Sierra Leone. American satyagrahi Gene Sharp (latest book: Waging Non-Violent Struggle: 20th-century practice and 21st-century potential), is attending.
Added by santanupal on January 10, 2007