Southern Asia Studies Programme, UNESCO MISARC
Pondicherry University, Puducherry, India
Co-sponsored by Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India
March 9-11, 2011
Thanks to the UNESCO Madanjeet Singh Prize for the Promotion of Tolerance and non-Violence received in 2009 Mr Francois Houtart was able to organize the First International Conference on Sustainable Development of Peasant Agriculture in Beijing, China, with participants from: Belgium, China, Germany, India, Indonesia, Korea, Mongolia, Nepal, Philippines, Sri Lanka and Vietnam.
UNESCO Madanjeet Singh Institute of South Asia Regional Cooperation (UMISARC) Pondicherry University, Puducherry, India
I am happy to inform you that under the dynamic, dedicated, innovative and able leadership of our Vice Chancellor, Prof J A K Tareen, we are going ahead with organizing the first International Conference of MISARC on the theme kindly approved by you, namely, "South Asia in 2020: Towards a Greater Unity and Interdependence," during November 22-24, 2010.