The South Asia Regional Youth Peace Conference was concluded on 30th November 2018, in New Delhi as part 150th birth anniversary celebrations of the father of nation Mahatma Gandhi.
The South Asia Regional Youth Peace Conference was a three-day event organised by Gandhi Smriti and Darshan Samiti, UNESCO Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Education for Peace and Sustainable Development (MGIEP) and STEP (Standing Together to Enable Peace).
This conference was inaugurated by Krishna G Kulkarni, great-grandson of Mahatma Gandhi on 28th November 2018.
The South Asia Regional Youth Peace Conference main objective was to eliminate stereotypes, prejudices across all borders to understand a micro-macro aspect of issues, identify common challenges and develop a plan of action and to build a network of youth leaders.
The conference was also aimed at equipping young leaders with skills and knowledge based on peace education, critical inquiry and socio-emotional learning as a tool to engage with their peers. It also aimed to build a network of youth leaders and change-makers across South Asia who will join hands to address common challenging issues together.
The conference provided a platform for young people of South Asia to further peace agenda in the region. About 100 youth leaders from South Asian countries and different parts of India had participated in to discuss different dimensions of ‘peace’.
The countries represented the event include Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal, and Sri Lanka. The conference had conversations on Gender, Food Security, Interfaith Harmony, Digital media, Art Democracy, and other Dialogues.