participants

The Conference had generated global interest. This was reflected in the impressive response of world leaders and heads of major political parties.

Confirmations were received from 52 invited leaders/delegates representing 19 countries and 12 organisations.

Eminent leaders participating included Former Presidents Hamid Karzai of Afghanistan, John Kufuor of Ghana, General Obasanjo of Nigeria, Former Prime Minister, Her Majesty Ashi Dorji Wangmo Wangchuck, Queen Mother, Bhutan, Madhav. K. Nepal of Nepal.

Distinguished persons participating were veteran South African freedom fighter Ahmed Kathrada, Nabil Shaath, Chief Negotiator of Palestine, Amre Moussa of Arab League, Luis Ayala, Secretary General Socialist International, Asma Jahangir and Sunil Khilnani among others.

Leadership delegations of 11 political parties including African National Congress Communist Party of China, Awami League of Bangladesh, Nepali Congress, and Communist party of Vietnam and UMNO of Malaysia had participated.

Noted Academics and Diplomats of India also attended the conference.