Brahma Kumaris at the UN

We align ourselves in particular with the tenet contained in the Preamble to the Charter of the United Nations: “…to reaffirm faith in fundamental human rights, in the dignity and worth of the human person…”

The Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University in Mt. Abu, India, is an international non–governmental organization (NGO) in general consultative status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations and in consultative status with UNICEF. It is also affiliated to the UN Department of Public Information.

The Brahma Kumaris support the UN Millennium Development Goals through a wide range of programs promoting education; gender equality and empowerment of women; mental, physical, and spiritual health and well-being; and environmental sustainability.

Their special competence in the area of human and social values allows them to bring a particularly ethical and spiritual approach to world concerns. In this capacity the BKs regularly work with NGO committees and caucuses, specialized agencies, and government missions; and they actively participate through oral and written statements at UN conferences and meetings.

The BKs strive always to promote awareness and highlight the great aspirations of the purpose and principles of the UN. In doing so, they initiate international projects to provide people from around the world with an opportunity to participate in activities of social and humanitarian concerns.

Through its international network of centers, the BKs organize special activities, seminars, workshops, dialogues, conferences, and exhibitions to provide people with spaces to voice their opinions on critical matters that impact their daily lives and to ensure that their messages make their way back to the UN.

Chief of Brahma Kumaris, Dadi Prakashmani was awarded International Peace Messenger Award from the Secretary General of UN in 1987