The Bahá’í International Community

On August 20, 2010, in Types of NGOs, by Sushant

The Bahá’í International Community refers to an international non-governmental organization that has affiliates in more than 180 countries and territories. Together all the members represents more than 5 million members who follows Bahá’í Faith. This is an international NGO and therefore it interacts and cooperates with the United Nations and its specialized agencies, governments, and other non-governmental organizations. The BIC is dedicated for promoting and applying the principles which are derived from the learning’s of the Bahá’í Faith. It assists in addressing the issues and challenges that are related to humanity and the development of peaceful and sustainable civilization. BIC focuses on the advancement of women, development of a universal standard for human rights, and the promotion of various means for achieving the global prosperity.

The Bahá'í International Community This BIC is based on the principles that the equality of all the human beings is a necessary condition for prosperous and sustainable world. In fact, the promotion of human rights is considered as a key element of the work done by BIC’s United Nations Office. This office is actively involved in preserving the rights of women, children, indigenous and minority’s populations. It plays an active role in UN debates and efforts for strengthening the mechanisms for upholding economic, social and cultural rights. At present, the BIC plays a leadership role in numerous NGO committees which are focused on human rights and participates in efforts for empowering the UN’s abilities to fulfil the ideals declared in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

The Bahá’í International Community is working for protecting the rights of victimized Bahá’í communities. The Bahá’í International Community’s United Nations Office is working for women’s advancement and gender equality for past sixty years by participating in the session of the Commission on the Status of Women. It also empowers the UN’s gender mechanisms and supports the programmes and efforts of its national affiliates.

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