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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Commission on the Status of Women 61 (CSW61)

Commission on the Status of Women 61 (CSW61)

The Brahma Kumaris at the UN, NY, delegation of four, co-hosted and participated in a number of events during CSW61. You are invited to read the summaryof these programs below.

 

Panel of speakers at the ‘Yoga: The Feminine

International Women’s Day Worldwide

International Women’s Day Worldwide

Many Brahma Kumaris centers across the world organized programs to celebrate this year’s International Women’s Day (IWD) under the theme: Empowering Women in the Changing World of Work. Here is a summary of a few of the events that took …

Posted in: Education, Health, Women
International Women’s Day Celebrations, UNHQ

International Women’s Day Celebrations, UNHQ

Trusteeship Council, Wednesday, March 8, 2017

IWD 2017

The lines for security were long as hundreds of women, girls, and school children, plus a large male representation, made their way to the United Nations General Assembly building to honor and share in …

Seeking Refuge: Faith-Based Approaches to Forced Migration

Seeking Refuge: Faith-Based Approaches to Forced Migration

Princeton University, PA

Two representatives from the Brahma Kumaris, Ms. Meredith Porte and BK Kinnari Murthy,  attended this much needed conference, Seeking Refuge: Faith-Based Approaches to Forced Migration, which took place at the prestigious Princeton University on March 3-4, 2017.…

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Creating Cultures of Peace: Art, Music, and Peace Museums

Creating Cultures of Peace: Art, Music, and Peace Museums

Trusteeship Council, UNHQ, Thursday, February 23

The Department of Public Information, in partnership with the International Network of Museums for Peace, hosted a briefing entitled: Creating Cultures of Peace: Art, Music, and Peace Museums.

I was excited to attend this …

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Education for Global Citizenship: An Emerging Approach to the United Nations SDGs
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Education for Global Citizenship: An Emerging Approach to the United Nations SDGs

February 16, ECOSOC Chambers, UNHQ

In partnership with DPI/NGO Executive Committee, the NGO Relations, Advocacy and Special Events Section, Outreach Division, Department of Public Information, organized this briefing which served as a follow-up to the 66th DPI/NGO Conference on Education

Brahma Kumaris at the 55th Session of CSocD
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Brahma Kumaris at the 55th Session of CSocD

The Brahma Kumaris participated actively by co-hosting a side event and presenting an oral statement during one of the sessions.

CSocD side event

The side event, ‘Yoga’s Impact on Poverty Eradication, Sustainable Living and Social Inclusion’ was organized by the International Day of …

Celebrating the Principles of Tolerance and Respect
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Celebrating the Principles of Tolerance and Respect

Interfaith Harmony: Embracing the Other: February 6

The Brahma Kumaris joined in the celebration of World Interfaith Harmony Week by attending an event at the Tillman Chapel, UN Church Center, hosted by the Committee of Religious NGOs at the United …

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55th Session on the Commission for Social Development
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55th Session on the Commission for Social Development

Strategies for Eradicating Poverty to Achieve Sustainable Development for All

The Commission for Social Development (CSocD) takes place annually from 1st to 10th February. It brings together representatives of the civil society, faith-based organizations, NGOs and NPOs from 40 member …

Holocaust Remembrance: Educating against Extremism, Building a Better Future.
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Holocaust Remembrance: Educating against Extremism, Building a Better Future.

Thursday, January 26 and Friday, Thursday 27

This is always a sober time for all as we collectively spend time to honor survivors to the Holocaust, and remember the victims of that horrific time in history. This year, the focus …