Date: 25 May – 6 June B.E. 2493 (1950)
Venue: Colombo, Sri Lanka
The First Conference was held at the Holy Temple of the Tooth in Kandy, Sri Lanka on 25 May which is the Buddhist Vesak Day to make the event worldwide importance. There were 129 delegates representing 29 countries excluding those from Sri Lanka, the host country gathering at the conference.