Find Communities in Australia

Join activities, celebrations, study groups, spiritual empowerment and education programs for young people, and more.

Learn about the Baha’i Faith

Baha’i beliefs address essential spiritual themes for humanity’s collective and individual advancement. Learn more about these and more.

DISMISS MENU

Baha’i Representative at the 2018 World Economic Forum

March 30, 2018, in Videos > Talk, by

Baha'i Rep. at the World Economic Forum, Davos, Switzerland from Hamid BAKI on Vimeo.

Ms. Bani Dugal, Principal Representative of the Baha’i International Community’s United Nations Office, spoke at a panel discussion titled “The Power of Faith”. This discussion was part of the World Economic Forum, held in Davos, Switzerland on January 23-26, 2018.  

Also included on the panel were: Christiana Figueres, Brian J. Grim, Peter Kodwo Appiah Turkson, and Hamza Yusuf Hanson. The conversation was moderated by Daniel Shapiro, Founder and Director, Harvard International Negotiation Program, Harvard University, USA. The panel discussed the role of faith in healing the fractures in today’s societies.

The Baha’i International Community (BIC) represents the worldwide Baha’i community, whose members come from every national, ethnic, religious, cultural, and socio-economic background, representing a cross-section of humanity. Active in various global fora, the BIC maintains United Nations offices in New York and Geneva, as well as regional offices in Addis Ababa, Brussels, and Jakarta. It is registered with the UN as an NGO in 1948 and currently has consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social council (ECOSOC) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), as well as accreditation with the United Nations Environmental Program (UNEP) and the United Nations Department of Public Information (DPI). The BIC collaborates with the UN and its specialized agencies, as well as member states, inter- and non-governmental organizations, academia, and practitioners. Read more at https://www.bic.org/

The World Economic Forum, committed to improving the state of the world, is the International Organization for Public-Private Cooperation. It engages the foremost political, business and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas. The forum was established in 1971 as a not-for-profit foundation and is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland. It is independent, impartial and not tied to any special interests. The Forum strives in all its efforts to demonstrate entrepreneurship in the global public interest while upholding the highest standards of governance. To learn more about this Forum visit: http://www.weforum.org/

If you enjoyed this video, you may also be interested in a talk Ms. Bani Dugal gave at the 2016 ABS Conference: Reflections on Engagement in Discourses at the International Level

For more Baha’i-inspired talks, you can visit Baha’i Blog’s Soundcloud page, or Baha’i Blog’s YouTube channel.

Posted by

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 No Comments

Leave a Reply

YOUR EMAIL WILL NOT BE PUBLISHED
REQUIRED FIELDS ARE MARKED *

"*" indicates required fields

Receive our regular newsletter

Join activities, celebrations, study groups, spiritual empowerment and education programs for young people, and more.

Find Communities in Australia

or Internationally

The arts and media have a critical role in how we share our community experiences. We’ve got resources, projects and more to help you get involved.

Visit our Creator Hub

Baha’i beliefs address essential spiritual themes for humanity’s collective and individual advancement. Learn more about these and more.

What Baha’is Believe

We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of country throughout Australia.

We recognise their continuing connection to land, waters and community. We pay our respects to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and their cultures; and to elders both past and present.

Baha’i Blog is a non-profit independent initiative

The views expressed in our content reflect individual perspectives and do not represent the official views of the Baha’i Faith.