The national Conference on Peace Research, Education and Development (COPRED) was held November 7-10, 1984. It brought together
leading peace activists and political figures to discuss global challenges in security, institution building, conflict management,
nuclear nonproliferation, and the role of public diplomacy in easing international tensions and improving international understanding.
The conference was held as the cold war was waning and attempts were being made to defuse the tensions caused by the potential
confrontation of two nuclear superpowers.