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Activities to be held at the United Nations Conference Centre
From May 27-29, the conference will take place at the UN Conference Centre, Bangkok. Main activities will be as follows:
- Chanting and meditation
- Welcome Address by Most Venerable Professor Dr. Phra Dhammakosajarn, Rector of Mahachulalongkornrajavidyalaya University and Chairman International Organizing Committee of UN Day of Vesak
- Messages from Guests of Honour; Special Guests such as Executive Secretary, Secretary-General, Director-General, UNESCO
- Speech by H.E. the Prime Minister of Thailand
- Speeches and messages from Buddhist leaders; Heads of State
- Keynote Speech by the Most Ven.Bramavamso and Venerable Thich Nhat Hanh (French-Vietnamese)
- Panel Discussion on Perspectives on Buddhist Strategy for World Peace and Sustainable Development
- Guest Lectures
- Workshops on six topics: World Peace, Buddhist Education, Dissemination of Buddhism, Protection of Buddhist Culture, Sustainable Development and Buddhist Collaboration
- Reports from the Workshops, followed by Open Discussion
- Issue of Joint Communique
- Closing Ceremony presided over by His Holiness, Somdet Phra Buddhacharya, President of the Executive Committee on behalf of the Supreme Patriarch of Thailand. 

Transport to and from the United Nations Conference Centre
All VIP guests, Buddhist leaders and participants who stay at the hotels will be going to the venue by the transport arranged by the host.

Other participants and observers may go there by car (UN car park is limited), or take a taxi, the cost depends on where you start from. Coaches will also leave from Wat Mahadhath and Sanam Luang.

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