Uncommon Opportunities: Roadmap for Employment, Food and Global Security

New Delhi, Nov. 19-22, 2004

An international symposium was conducted in New Delhi on November 19-22, 2004 to examine the relevance in today's world of recommendations contained in the report of the International Commission on Peace & Food, Uncommon Opportunities: Agenda for Peace & Equitable Development, which was submitted to the UN in 1994. The meeting was co-sponsored by the International Centre for Peace & Development (USA), the Mother's Service Society (India), the M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation (India), the National Farmers Commission (Government of India), the UN World Food Program and the World Academy of Art & Science. The conference explored the inextricable mutual interdependence between peace, social stability, democracy, employment and food security. It concluded that

The conclusions of the Delhi meeting will be examined further during the General Assembly of the World Academy of Art & Science in Zagreb, Croatia in October 2005 and at an international symposium on nuclear disarmament in Nagasaki, Japan in November 2005.

Papers presented at the Symposium:

Nuclear Weapons Management -- Global Concerns,   by Admiral L. Ramdas

A Roadmap for Comprehensive Development, by Ivo Slaus, World Academy of Art and Science, Croatia

Common  Responsibilities to Exploit Uncommon Opportunities, by Air Commodore Jasjit Singh, AVSM, VrC, VM, IAF (ret), Director, Centre for Strategic & International Studies (CSS) New Delhi

Strategies for Full Employment in India,  by Garry Jacobs, Asst. Secretary, The Mother's Service Society

Employable Skills for Full Employment,  I.N.D.I.A. Trust, Chennai