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Doctrine of Recovery: Portraits of an Ever-Advancing Civilization

June 17, 2017, in Videos > Social Discourse, by

Every year, thousands of people from around the world gather at the United Nations headquarters in New York City to discuss issues related to indigenous peoples. At the 11th Session of the “Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues” held in 2012, the Baha’i International Community (BIC) photographed and recorded a number of participants and compiled this photo-essay. The perspectives shared in this photo-essay represent the views of the interviewees and not of the BIC.

The Baha’i International Community (BIC) is an international non-governmental organization with offices in New York, Geneva and Brussels, with representation to the UN and the European Union, and affiliates in over 180 countries, which together represent over 5 million members of the Baha’i Faith.

The BIC’s engagement with the United Nations dates back to the founding conference of the UN and its predecessor, the League of Nations. As an organization in consultative status with the UN Economic and Social Council and with UNICEF, they collaborate with the UN and its specialized agencies, as well as member states, inter-governmental and non-governmental organizations.

The work of the Baha’i International Community is guided by the teachings of the Baha’i Faith and the knowledge generated by the worldwide Baha’i community as it endeavors to apply the principles of unity and justice to the betterment of villages, neighborhoods and to society as a whole. They strive to further discourses and processes in the fields of development, human rights, and the equality of women and men by offering those insights and approaches that affirm the importance of the coherence between the material and spiritual aspects of human life.

You can find out more about the Baha’i International Community by visiting their website: www.bic.org

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Naysan Naraqi

Naysan is passionate about using the arts and media to explore the teachings of the Baha’i Faith. Back in 2011, Naysan started up the Baha’i Blog project, channeling his experiences in both media and technology companies to help create a hub for Baha’i-inspired content online.

Discussion 3 Comments

Just reading through Equality of women and men. Thank you for your dedication to provide news on what is up the frontier in BIC .

Lee Ying (June 6, 2017 at 10:30 PM)

Thank you Lee Ying for your support and encouragement!

Naysan Naraqi (June 6, 2017 at 12:38 PM)

Please cover INTERFAITH RAINFOREST INITIATIVE launched today in Norway –
Link to the webcast here!

janet (June 6, 2017 at 2:37 AM)

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