Wednesday, November 08, 2006

What is Pugwash summit?

Pugwash is an international initiative that got its name from the Canadian village where its first meeting was held in 1957. The Pugwash Conferences take their name from the location of the first meeting, in the village of Pugwash, Nova Scotia, Canada, birthplace of the American philanthropist Cyrus Eaton, who hosted the meeting. It has contributed a lot to conflict resolution from the cold war days.

Its first closed-door meeting on Kashmir was held in Nepal last year (2005) and in March last, it invited crowds from Kashmir and Delhi for its two-day exercise.

Read more about it here.