Building an international channel for grassroots people on global issues
“Our purpose is to be a presence for the United Religions Initiative (URI) at the United Nations and to make the URI charter a reality, to come together as friends, to be an international channel for grassroots people on global issues.”
Baha'i, Buddhism, Christianity, Humanism, Indigenous, Jainism, Shinto, Spirituality
Brahma Kumaris, Buddhist, Catholic, Interfaith, Native American, Protestant
Number of Members
New York, NY, United States of America
Joined URI Network

United Religions Initiative at the United Nations (URI-UN) Cooperation Circle (CC) is ased at the United Nations in New York. CC members are representatives to the United Nations of non-governmental organizations (NGOs). The purpose of the URI-UN CC is to provide an ongoing presence for the United Religions Initiative at the United Nations. URI-UN hosts events for NGOs, Ambassadors and UN agency staff in relation to UN issues that highlight the principles and spirit of the URI, often demonstrating the Appreciative Inquiry process. URI-UN actively supports the UN International Day of Peace, the Millennium Development Goals, the establishment of a UN Decade for Interfaith Cooperation, and building a Culture of Peace. CC activities include interactive workshops using Appreciative Inquiry; panel discussions offering religious and indigenous perspectives on UN issues; luncheons for diplomats, NGOs and UN staff; and co-sponsorship of events with religious and spiritual NGO groups.


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May 22, 2017. WATERSHED Conference will feature a line-up of inspirational speakers, scientists, youth, and business leaders.

Interfaith Harmony Week draws to a close

Feb 10, 2017. Yesterday officially concluded World Interfaith Harmony Week! Don't forget to tell us about how you celebrated so that we can feature it here on the Multiregion blog. 

World Interfaith Harmony Week at the UN

Feb 07, 2016. The United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) and The Committee of Religious NGOs at the UN are hosting "Interfaith Harmony: Implementing the Transformative Agenda of the Sustainable Development Goals" honoring the 2016 World Interfaith Harmony Week. URI Executive Director Victor Kazanjian will be one of the panel speakers