Dr S.L. Gandhi is the international president of the Anuvrat Global Organization (ANUVIBHA), a centre for peace and nonviolent action associated with the United Nations Department of Public Information. He has been at the forefront of national and international campaigns for disarmament, interfaith harmony, nonviolent conflict resolution, vegetarianism, ecological and environmental ethics and regeneration of moral and spiritual values. Dr Gandhi has travelled extensively, presenting papers and delivering keynote addresses at a number of international conferences held in various parts of the world. He was invited as a panel speaker by the then president of the UN General Assembly at an interactive hearing with civil society on the occasion of a high-level dialogue on inter-religious understanding held at the UN headquarters in October 2007. He currently holds the rank of an Honorary Professor of Peace and Nonviolent Studies at the Intercultural Open University Foundation. He has received numerous honours, including the Scholarly Achievement Award by the Institute of Oriental Philosophy, Tokyo (1988), IOU Peace Award (2000) and Acharya Tulsi Anekanta Samman by the Jain Vishva Bharati University, Ladnun, and Mahadeo Saraogi Foundation, Kolkata (2002).