Baha'i International Community

Communauté Internationale Baha'ie
Comunidad Internacional Baha'i

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History

1844, Persia, by Mirza Husayn-'Ali (1817-1892), known as Baha'u'llah, the Glory of God. Comprises members of the Baha'i Faith, an independent world religion, The Baha'i Faith is intimately linked with the Babi Faith, founded in 1844 by Mirza 'Ali-Muhammad (1819-1850), known as the Bab, who proclaimed the imminent approach of the prophet (Messenger of God) foretold by all world religions: in 1863, Baha'u'llah declared that he was this prophet. After successive banishments, he arrived in the Holy Land, where he passed away. He appointed his eldest son, 'Abdu'l-Baha (1844-1921), to succeed him in leading the Baha'i Community and in interpreting the Baha'i Writings. 'Abdu'l-Baha in turn appointed his eldest grandson, Shoghi Effendi (1896-1957), as his successor, Guardian of the Cause, and authorized interpreter of the Baha'i teachings. EU Transparency Register: 30317703883-03.

Aims

Promote and apply principles - derived from the teaching of the Baha-i Faith - which contribute to the resolution of current day challenges facing humanity and to the development of a united, peaceful, just and sustainable civilization, with the core principles including: oneness of humanity; equality of men and women; universal standard of human rights; equitable and just socio-economic development; universal education; environmental stewardship.

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Activities

Representatives actively engage in numerous committees, consultation and conferences at UN as well as other international conferences. Facilitates participation of civil society representatives in UN consultations and regularly contributes to debates regarding the strengthening of gender equality and human rights mechanisms at the UN. Monitors sessions of UN General Assembly and ECOSOC.

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Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 7 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 16 non-governmental organizations.
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Members

Members in 164 countries
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UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and CommunitiesGOAL 17: Partnerships to achieve the Goal

UIA Org ID

F0180

Last News Received

14. Sep 2010
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