G20 Interfaith Forum
Shaping World Peace and Sustainable Development
through Interfaith Harmony
World Peace Dome Pune, India
5th - 7th September 2023

About the World Peace Dome


Day 1
Tuesday, 5 September 2023

5:00 pm to 08:30 pm   |   Reception

Day 2
Wednesday, 6 September 2023

08:30 am -12:00 pm     |    Procession, Welcome Remarks & The G20 Interfaith Journey introducing the forum

01:30 pm -03:00 pm   |    Breakout Session 1 

1A:  Religion, Ethics & Technology

1B:  Vulnerable Communities

1C: Women Empowerment

1D: Social Inclusion

03:30 pm -05:00 pm   |    Breakout Session 2

2A: Children’s Issues

2B: Perspectives on Indian National Education

2C: Peace Building and Social Peace

2D: Food Security

Day 3
Thursday, 7 September 2023

09:00 am -10:30 am | Panel Discussion: The 4 C’s: COVID, Climate, Conflict, and Children

11:00 am -12:30 pm | Breakout Session 3

3A: Education

3B: Health Care

3C: Social Protection

3D: Climate

02:00 pm – 03:30 pm | Breakout Session 4

4A: Cultural Heritage

4B: Trafficking

4D: Global Youth and Peace Dialogue

04:00 pm – 05:30 pm | Concluding session, Pune Declaration

Concept Note

The world is grappling with deeply interconnected crises, including violent conflicts, widening inequality, the ongoing climate crisis, and diminishing trust in global and local public institutions. These challenges demand new leadership that embraces an ethical and pragmatic vision, informed by both global and local insights, to ensure comprehensive engagement across sectors. In response to these urgent needs, the G20 Interfaith Forum, in collaboration with MIT-World Peace University and the Interfaith Alliance for Safer Communities, is organizing a G20 Interfaith Summit…

Fostering Global Peace and Holistic Development

Article by Dr Ganesh Mantri

In an increasingly interconnected world grappling with pressing challenges like violent conflicts, inequality, the climate crisis, and diminishing trust in public institutions, the G20 Interfaith Summit stands as a beacon of hope. Organized in collaboration with the MIT World Peace University, Pune, and the G20 Interfaith Forum Association, this summit, scheduled to take place at the World Peace Dome in Pune on September 5th-6th, 2023, aims to pave the way for a future marked by peace, sustainability, and comprehensive development…

An Interfaith Call to Action

“Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam”, or “One Earth, One Family, One Future”, the overarching 2023 G20 theme set by the Government of India, encapsulates the complex and deeply
interconnected challenges and hopes that face world leaders and their invited guests when they meet in New Delhi for the September Summit. Extraordinary demands confront them:
economic and financial perils, raging conflicts and, linked to them, over 110 million people forced to move, mounting pressures to mobilize the finance needed to address climate change, urgent agendas on health and education, political and social tensions, and many others.

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