About the Baha'i International Community
The Baha'i International Community is an international non-governmental organization with affiliates in over 180 countries and territories, which together represent over 5 million members of the Baha'i Faith. As an international NGO, our Office interacts and cooperates with the United Nations, its specialized agencies, with governments, as well as with inter-governmental and non-governmental organizations. The BIC seeks to promote and apply principles — derived from the teachings of the Baha'i Faith — which contribute to the resolution of current day challenges facing humanity and the development of a united, peaceful, just, and sustainable civilization. At this time, 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.
The Baha'i International Community has offices at the United Nations in New York, Geneva, and Brussels; representations to the European Union and UN Regional Commissions based in Addis Ababa, Bangkok, Nairobi, Rome, Santiago, and Vienna. An Office of Public Information, based at the Baha'i World Centre in Haifa, Israel, disseminates information about the Baha'i Faith around the world and publishes a quarterly newsletter, ONE COUNTRY.
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