THE UNITED NATIONS DAY OF VESAK  ~ May 13th to 17th, 2008

Particular Function


International Organizing COMMITTEE
750 Nguyen Kiem, P4, Q. Phu Nhuan, Tp. Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam
Tel: eighty four. 8. 847. 8779 – Fax: eighty four. 8. 844. 3416 – E-mail: [email protected]

The International Organising Committee for United Nations Working day of Vesak 2008
invites you to an international conference on


May thirteenth to 17th, 2008


The fifth United Nations Working day of Vesak (UNDV) is to be held in Hanoi, Vietnam from thirteen-17th May in 2008. This is the initial at any time greatest international Buddhist conference in Vietnam. The celebrations are envisioned to attract a gathering of 4500—including Buddhist leaders from all traditions, major students, state dignitaries and practitioners from all around the earth, and in Vietnam.

The celebrations commemorating the Delivery, Enlightenment and Passing Away of the Buddha Gautama will be four-dimensional—covering Non secular, Academic, Cultural and Religious features.

As you might be informed, in a resolution handed by the United Nation’s Basic Assembly in December 1999, it was determined to celebrate the thrice-sacred day of Vesak in the month of May. The initial celebration was held again in the year 2000 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. Subsequently, the celebrations for the United Nations Working day of Vesak ended up effectively held in Bangkok, Thailand since 2004.

The United Nations Working day of Vesak 2008 celebrations in Vietnam provide a welcome option to unfold the Buddha’s message of peace, reconciliation, harmony, adore, progress and improvement to the earth.

The preparations for the celebration are in whole swing. Papers are now remaining invited for the Conference. We welcome your contributions on the subsequent themes:

Most important Concept: Buddhist Contribution to Building a Just, Democratic and Civil Culture.

Sub Themes:
one. War, Conflict and Healing: A Buddhist Standpoint
2. Buddhist Contribution to Social Justice
3. Engaged Buddhism and Advancement
4. Treatment for Our Atmosphere: Buddhist Response to Local weather Change
5. Family members Troubles and the Buddhist Response
6. Symposium on Buddhist Education: Continuity and Development
7. Symposium on Buddhism in the Electronic Age

Title proposal submission tips:

Be sure to post a title and abstracts of no much more than 1 solitary-spaced web site.
Be sure to also post a two-web site CV or a five hundred-phrase biography.
Proposals have to be been given by January 15, 2008. We will deliver confirmation of the receipt of your proposal.
The proposals will be reviewed by the conference arranging committee.
You will get confirmation of your participation by February 2008.
Be sure to deliver all title proposals and abstracts in Term Format File through e-mail to Ven. Dr. Thich Nhat Tu at [email protected]

Paper submission tips:
Term limit: 7000 phrases

Papers have to be been given hottest by March one, 2008.

Be sure to deliver in all papers and abstracts in Term Format File through e-mail to Ven. Dr. Thich Nhat Tu at [email protected] , or if not possible, deliver a really hard copy to Vietnam Buddhist University
750 Nguyen Kiem St, P4, Q. Phu Nhuan, Tp. Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam

Take note: One particular individual can add much more than 1 Paper.
The Papers might be posted throughout the Vesak Working day 2008 Conference.
Not all the authors might be invited for the Paper presentation.
Typical Presentation Time including concerns period is 20 minutes.

For further more info, make sure you make contact with us at [email protected] or examine our
website at

Yours sincerely
(Most Ven. Prof Le Manh That)
Vice President, Vietnam Buddhist University
Chairman, IOC for UN Working day of Vesak 2008 ­ BE. 2552

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