April 23, 2016
India International Centre (Main) Kamladevi Complex , Seminar Hall 1 and 2
It was in April, 1955 that the first ever large-scale Asian-African Conference, the Bandung Conference, sought to draw Asian and African nations together to forge a new international order. This Conference was organised by Indonesia, Myanmar (then Burma) Pakistan, Sri Lanka (then Ceylon) and India. Twenty nine countries, representing one quarter of the global population, came together in Bandung, Indonesia. The new order envisaged by this Conference was neither communist nor capitalist, but reflected a new kind of political thinking, based on mutual goodwill and economic and social well being. Six years later, those early deliberations led to the formation of the Nonaligned Movement. Few will dispute that the historic Bandung Conference was a watershed in the history of international relations.
To mark the 60th Anniversary of the Bandung Conference a meeting of Heads of States or Governments of Asian and African countries was held in April 2015 in Bandung, where it was resolved that April 24 would be observed every year as Bandung Day, reaffirming the aspirations of the people of Asia, Africa and Latin America for sovereignty, peace, human rights and sustainable development.
The Council for Social Development, together with the India International Centre, is taking the initiative to organise a Symposium to examine some of the substantive legacies of that monumental conference, its relevance today and in the future.
Prof. Muchkund Dubey, President, Council for Social Development and a scholar of international system and relations will speak on the ‘Future of the UN System’.
Prof. Deepak Nayyar, former Vice Chancellor, Delhi University will speak on Trends in Global Governance.
Prof. Manoranjan Mohanty, Distinguished Faculty, Council for Social Development
Chair: Dr. Kapila Vatsyayan, renowned scholar in culture and education.