On the occasion of 50 years of Independence and the Birth Centenary of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, Bangladesh celebrates five decades of its peace-centric diplomacy aimed at promoting sustainable development, fundamental rights and freedoms, and social justice and inclusion.
The World Peace Conference 2021 brings together global leaders, thinkers and peace activists to reaffirm the eternal message of peace that permeates through all nations, societies, cultures, faiths, and traditions. The conference aims at infusing further momentum into international peace diplomacy and initiatives in the backdrop of a deadly pandemic that has again brought the world together in a sobering reminder of the primacy of global peace, harmony and security.
The World Peace Conference 2021 will look back on Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib’s vision and political struggle for peace, and will also shed light on the legacy being carried forward by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in her untiring quest of building a peaceful, just, rights-based, inclusive and prosperous nation. Bangladesh’s peace loving people have reached out to the rest of the world in a gesture of friendship and solidarity, be it through peacekeeping and peace building or through humanitarian succour or through championing the voice of the climate vulnerable.
The World Peace Conference 2021 is being held in a hybrid format, through both physical and virtual participation. Through its multidimensional activities, the conference will provide a platform for people from all walks of life, including the youth. In addition to theme-based panel discussions on the two days, there will be students outreach, cultural activities, film projection and friendly sports events around the conference.