Bahá’í Offices at UN

Bahá’ís are represented at the United Nations and other international organizations by the Bahá’í International Community (BIC).

The BIC has offices at the UN in New York, Geneva, and Brussels; a European Union office in Brussels; representations to the European Union; and UN Regional Commissions based in Addis Ababa, Bangkok, Nairobi, Rome, Santiago, and Vienna.  

The BIC was accredited by the UN as an international NGO in 1948.  It has consultative status with the UN Economic and Social Council and UNICEF, and it carries on working relations with several other UN agencies.

The BIC contributes to discourses at the international level by bringing the principles of the Bahá'í Faith and the experiences of its worldwide membership to bear on issues of the day and on the broader processes that advance global society.

The work of the BIC focuses on the promotion of a universal standard for human rights, the advancement of women, and the promotion of just and equitable means of global prosperity.

Statements and reports of the Bahá’í International Community.

A timeline of the development of the Bahá’í International Community’s UN Office.