BIC Staff

The Staff of the Bahá’í International Community – United Nations Office

The Bahá’í International Community

The Bahá’í International Community is an international non-governmental organization with affiliates in over 180 countries, which together represent over 5 million members of the Bahá’í Faith. Our engagement with the United Nations dates back to the founding conference of the UN and its predecessor, the League of Nations. As an organization in consultative status with the UN Economic and Social Council and with UNICEF, we collaborate with the UN and its specialized agencies, as well as member states, inter-governmental and non-governmental organizations.

We understand the progress of humanity as a global enterprise advanced by the combined efforts of individuals, communities and institutions. The work of our Office is guided by the teachings of the Bahá’í Faith, and the knowledge generated by the worldwide Bahá’í community as it endeavors to apply the principles of unity and justice to the betterment of villages, neighborhoods and to society as a whole. We strive to further UN discourses and processes in the fields of development, human rights, and the equality of women and men by offering those insights and approaches that affirm the importance of the coherence between the material and spiritual aspects of human life.

The Bahá’í International Community has offices in New York, Geneva and Brussels with representation to the UN and the European Union.

Below are a few of their papers and presentation statements.

Parliament of the World’s Religions

The Parliament of the World’s Religions was created to cultivate harmony among the world’s religious and spiritual communities and foster their engagement with the world and its guiding institutions in order to achieve a just, peaceful and sustainable world.

Economic Justice and Banking System: A Brief Bahá’í Perspective by Hooshmand Badee

Justice can be defined as the simultaneously fair treatment of individuals in a given situation with the result that everybody gets what they deserve. The crucial ethical issue with this definition is the question of what exactly ‘fairness’ means and by what standards we can decide what a person might reasonably deserve….