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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From Temples to Toilets
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From Temples to Toilets

The day was truly “A day where cleanliness was next to Godliness” exclaimed the host Mt Alfred Ironsides, a Director of communications of the Ford Foundation.

UNICEF and USAID sponsored a program for the Global Interfaith WASH Alliance (GIWA) this …

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The Future She Wants-ActionAid
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The Future She Wants-ActionAid

Tuesday, September 24th

“A rights based approach is absolutely essential when trying to address and measure poverty…there needs to be additional benchmarks of wellbeing.” This made up part of the opening remarks by Ms Lakshmi Puri, Deputy Executive Director of …

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DPI/NGO Youth Representatives Meeting
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DPI/NGO Youth Representatives Meeting

Thursday, 19th September 2013

Today was my first DPI/NGO Youth Representatives meeting for 2013! The meeting was just a small gathering of around 7 youth representatives, 3 of them new (including me) from various NGOs, such as Peace Boat, World …

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Carolin Diana – Prakashmani Scholar Runner up
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Carolin Diana – Prakashmani Scholar Runner up

Carolin Diana Fraude

Being brought up by parents who were school teachers, values and education have always been a strong focus in my life. Socially and financially the family was a safe, comfortable space to grow up. As a scout, …

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Raksha Bandhan evening, Tuesday, August27,2013
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Raksha Bandhan evening, Tuesday, August27,2013

Love, laughter, conversation and connection; the essential ingredients to make a successful spiritual evening get together in New York City a night to remember. To celebrate the month of Raksha Bandhan (a ceremony of the tying of a holy thread …

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Presentation by Imam Baba Leigh – Thursday, 12th September 2013
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Presentation by Imam Baba Leigh – Thursday, 12th September 2013

Very rarely in one’s life do we get the opportunity to meet legitimately courageous people, and usually when we do, the first sense we get is of a deep honesty and humility and clarity of purpose. I was fortunate enough …

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Peace Bell Ceremony, Wednesday, September 18, 2013
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Peace Bell Ceremony, Wednesday, September 18, 2013

It is 9am, and despite New York’s unpredictable weather, the skies were blue and the sun was shining on the Rose Garden and on the gathering around the Peace Bell. In this gathering was UN Secretary-General Ban-Ki moon, President of …

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International Day of Charity event – Thursday September, 5 2013
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International Day of Charity event – Thursday September, 5 2013

“Charity and love are the same –with charity you give love, so don’t just give money but reach out your hand instead.” –Mother Teresa

“Charity and love are the same –with charity you give love, so don’t just give money …

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High Level Forum on the Culture of Peace Friday, September 6,2013
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High Level Forum on the Culture of Peace Friday, September 6,2013

“Peace in the world starts with our own private world,” said President of the General Assembly, Mr Vuk Jeremic, “building a culture of peace is the most important thing we can do for the world.” A fitting start to the …

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General Assembly Observance for the International Day against Nuclear Testing  Thursday September 5, 2013
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General Assembly Observance for the International Day against Nuclear Testing Thursday September 5, 2013

The inventory of the world’s nuclear weapon arsenal remains very high, many on high alert and ready to be used at any given time. If even just 5% of the world’s arsenal were to be used, the entire planet can …

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