Brahma Kumaris at the United Nations


The Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University (BKWSU), with its spiritual headquarters in Mt. Abu, India, comprises a worldwide network of centers in 110 countries and is an international non-governmental organization of the United Nations accredited with General Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC); Associate Status with the Department of Public Information (DPI); Consultative Status with United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF); Observer Status to the United Nations Environment Assembly of UNEP; Observer Organization to UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC); Flagship Member of Education for Rural People (ERP), Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO).

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Bullying: Complicit Silence in the Face of Indignity
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Bullying: Complicit Silence in the Face of Indignity

DPI/NGO Chat Series organized by NGO Youth Representatives to DPI, Tuesday, October 10, 2017 

An informal gathering of about 50 members of the NGOs met at the DPI/NGO Resource Center, NY, to discuss the growing issue of bullying, whether at …

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One on one with NGOs and the President of the UN General Assembly
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One on one with NGOs and the President of the UN General Assembly

Friday, October 6, 2017 ECOSOC Chambers, UNHQ

There was a lot of excitement as hundreds of representatives from various non governmental organizations gathered to listen to the newly appointed President of the 72nd. session of the General Assembly, H.E. Mr. …

International Day of Non-violence Celebrations
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International Day of Non-violence Celebrations

United Nations, Geneva, Friday, September 29, 2017

“Nonviolence is not a garment to be put on and off at will. Its seat is in the heart, and it must be an inseparable part of our being” – Mahatma Gandhi.

About …

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Climate Change, Extractive Industry and Human Dignity: Ethical Perspectives
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Climate Change, Extractive Industry and Human Dignity: Ethical Perspectives

25th September 2017, Palais des Nations, United Nations, Geneva

Mr Budi Tjahjono, Deputy Director of Advocacy/Asia Pacific Coordinator, Franciscans International, welcomed the Panel and the audience to the meeting, explaining that the Panel would cover many aspects of how mining …

World Environment Day – June 5
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World Environment Day – June 5

World Environment Day, June 5, was celebrated in a grand way by the Rural Wing of the Brahma Kumaris in India this year. A network of 300 centers organized programs in various cities. A wonderful collection of photos has been …

Posted in: Education, Environment
Refugees & Migrants as Global Citizens, DERC, UK
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Refugees & Migrants as Global Citizens, DERC, UK

Development Education Research Centre, DERC, London, Seminar

June 27, 2017

Introduction

The seminar explored refugees and migrants understanding of the global citizen identity and its implications of positioning and power. It discussed re-orientation and re-positioning for future learning and opened …

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International Youth Day 2017 Youth Building Peace
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International Youth Day 2017 Youth Building Peace

UNHQ, NY Friday, August 11, 2017

It’s always a treat to be part of the Youth Celebration as they bring a vibrant energy that shifts and lifts the moods of all present. This year was no different. The theme for …

Posted in: Sustainability, Youth
Intergenerational Dialogues
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Intergenerational Dialogues

Tuesday, August 1, 2107   UNHQ, NY

The United Nations Department of Public Information (DPI) Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) Intergenerational Dialogues event was held at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City, 1 August, 2017. The event entitled “Intergenerational Dialogues on …

High Level Political Forum (HLPF) on Sustainable Development

High Level Political Forum (HLPF) on Sustainable Development

Conference Room 4, UNHQ, NY   July 10-19, 2017

This year’s theme for the HLPF 2017 is “Eradicating poverty and promoting prosperity in a changing world.” Plan International – Brazil organized a side event on the topic “Tackling child poverty in …

Yoga: The Ultimate Connection

Yoga: The Ultimate Connection

Scandinavian House, NYC, Thursday, June 22, 2017

About 150 guests gathered in the auditorium of the Scandinavian House, after a delightful reception, to listen to the conversation between BK Shivani and Dr. Bruce Lipton, moderated by Denise Scotto.

BK Shivani, …