First Global Buddhist Summit

On 20th & 21st April, 2023, the first Global Buddhist Summit was held in New Delhi.

  • The Summit was hosted by the Ministry of Culture in collaboration with the International Buddhist Confederation.
  • The theme of the Summit was “Responses to Contemporary Challenges: Philosophy to Praxis”.
  • A declaration was adopted at the end of the summit on April 21 which sought focus on the need to address the burning challenges both within and globally and offer a sustainable model for future of the world.
  • It also focused on need for environmental sustainability, need to free human race from conflict, peace, preservation and access to Buddhist pilgrimage sites.