: WYPS News

A glimpse at WYPS Secretariat & friends' visit to the adopted school in rural Thailand
Pichit, Thailand - December 1 , 2005

WYPS Youth Ambassador, Catherine Constantinides, speaks out about her trip to Cambodia where she visited the Carpets for Communities project
Poi Pet, Cambodia -
October 19 , 2005

Young Voices for Change sound
out at the United Nations

Bangkok, Thailand - September 13, 2005

Youth Leaders at the World Economic Forum
Dead Sea, Jordan - May 20-22, 2005

: Events
World Youth Peace Vigil
October 28, 2004

WYPS Japan
Tokyo, Japan -
August 5, 2004

WYPS Taipei
Taipei, Taiwan R.O.C. - July 7, 2004

European Regional Summit
Sarajevo, B&H - May 7-10, 2004

Asia-Pacific Regional Summit
Bangkok, Thailand - February 24-29, 2004

WYPS India
Bangalore, India - December 7-9, 2003

Kyoto Planning Session
Kyoto, Japan - April 8-11, 2003

World Youth Quest for Peace

: Gold Star Sponsors

Dr. B.K. Modi
Founding Chairman, Modi Foundation

Master Sheng Yen

Founder, Dharma Drum Mountain


: Letters of Support

Letters of Support



: Background of WYPS

Where WYPS came from...

The World Youth Peace Summit is part of a larger framework of International movements that began with the Millennium World Peace Summit in August, 2000. This summit featured religious and spiritual leaders from around the globe and was held at the headquarters of the United Nations in New York. Opening the Summit, UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan said ‘this summit… is without doubt one of the most inspiring gathering ever held here.’

The Millennium World Peace Summit led to the historic creation of the World Council of Religious Leaders, which first met in Bangkok in June 2002. It was at this meeting that a youth delegation introduced the concept of the World Youth Peace Summit. Later that year, at the Global Peace Initiative of Women Religious and Spiritual Leaders in Geneva, the first planning meetings were held of the World Youth Peace Summit.

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