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VN to host UN Vesak 2008

VNGOP – The National Steering Board for UN Vesak 2008, the Vietnamese Buddhist Shangha, the Governmental Committee for Regional Affairs, and the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism held a press conference on November 28 in Hà Nội to announce the organization of the UN Vesak 2008 in Việt Nam.

11/30/2007 07:12

The United Nations and the International Organizing Committee (IOC) of the UN Day of Vesak officially agreed that Việt Nam will host the event scheduled on May 13-17, 2008 at the National Convention Center in Hà Nội. This is the first time the event is organized in Việt Nam with a view of popularizing the Great Buddha’s message of intelligence, benevolence, love, peace, harmony, progressiveness and development.

The UN Vesak 2008 under the theme "Buddhist Contribution to Building a Just, Democratic and Civil Society'' consists of many seminars on different topics: "War, Conflict and Healing: A Buddhist Perspective," "Buddhist Contribution to Social Justice," "Engaged Buddhism and Development," "Care for the Environment: Buddhist Response to Climate Change," "Family Problems and Buddhist Response," "Buddhist Education: Community and Progress" and "Buddhism in the Digital Age" with the Buddhist Electronic Cultural Atlas Initiative (ECAI).

By Hồng Uyên