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UN Conference on Climate Change

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Shared Vision, Shared Volition: Choosing Our Global Future Together is the title of the statement of the Bahá'í International Community to the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris, France.  The conference resulted in an accord signed by 196 countries to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. There was a Bahá'í delegation to the conference, and participation by The [...]

Working to secure the human rights of children

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For more than 20 years, the National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha'is of the United States has been part of a collective effort toward U.S. ratification of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child — a legally binding international agreement that protects the civil, cultural, economic, political and social rights of children [...]

Climate ethics is talking point at Copenhagen conference

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17 December 2009 COPENHAGEN, Denmark — Acceptance of the ethical dimension of climate change has risen to a new level of importance in discussions at the UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen, say members of the Baha'i delegation. "It is no longer just a small group that is talking about the moral and ethical dimensions [...]

UN resolution on Iran sends powerful message on human rights

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20 November 2009 UNITED NATIONS — The approval today of a strongly worded resolution on human rights in Iran sends a powerful signal to the Iranian government that the world is gravely concerned about how Iran treats its citizens, said the Baha'i International Community. The resolution, approved by a vote of 74 to 48 by [...]

Universal Declaration of Human Rights – 61st Anniversary

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This year marks the 61st Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The United Nations Association of the United States, Oregon Division invites you to celebrate at the Human Rights Day Event on Sunday, December 6, 2009.

Secretary General of UN releases report criticizing human rights abuses in Iran

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UNITED NATIONS — UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon yesterday expressed strong criticism of Iran's human rights record, voicing concern about the use of excessive force after Iran's presidential election, the harassment of women's rights activists, the ongoing execution of juveniles, and the continued persecution of minorities, including Baha'is. In a 19-page report written specifically to [...]