6 – 12 November B.E. 2509 (1966)
Chiang Mai, Thailand
Buddhism Promotes Peace and Harmony Among Men
This was the first time that the WFB General Conference had a theme and this practice was followed by all of the WFB General Conferences from that time on. At this conference a Committee on Youth was added to the General Conference which made the WFB germinate the establishment of the World Fellowship of Buddhist Youth (W.F.B.Y.) as a permanent auxiliary institution to the W.F.B.
Another tradition which is initiated and performed since then is that newly admitted members of the WFB will receive the Charters of their Regional Centres at every WFB General Conference.