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  • Young Indigenous Climate Activist's UN Speech on Climate Change

    United Nations - Remarks by Xiuhtezcatl, indigenous climate activist and Youth Director of Earth Guardians at the opening segment of the High-level event of the United Nations General Assembly on Climate Change (29 June 2015).

  • UN to Declare June 21 As World Yoga Day: Sushma Swaraj

    The United Nations will soon declare June 21 as World Yoga Day following a proposal by Narendra Modi, external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj said.

  • Narendra Modi Calls for International Yoga Day

    Yoga got a strong leg up on the world stage when Prime Minister Narendra Modi called for observing an International Yoga Day. 

  • What's Possible: The U.N. Climate Summit Film

    Presented to world leaders at the United Nations Climate Summit in New York, this short inspirational film shows that climate change is solvable. We have the technology to harness nature sustainably for a clean, prosperous energy future, but only if we act now. Narrated by Morgan Freeman, it calls on the people of the world to insist leaders get on the path of a livable climate and future for humankind.

  • People of Faith March to Save The Planet

    As the General Assembly of the United Nations convened in New York, events around the world drew attention to the issue of climate change. In New York City, more than 400,000 people took to the streets in the People's Climate March to make a big statement about the urgency of the issue. Among the marchers were thousands of people representing the full spectrum of faith groups, coming together in the belief that all people are steward's of God's creation.

  • UN Human Rights Council Adopts Resolution on Freedom of Belief That Drops "Defamation of Religion" Concept
    The UN Human Rights Council unanimously adopted a Resolution on Freedom of Religion or Belief which omits any reference to the concept of "defamation of religion" and instead focuses on the individual's right to freedom of belief. It is a huge achievement, since Muslim countries set aside their 12-year campaign to crate the "defamation" concept and joined in approving the resolution.
  • UN launches first World Interfaith Harmony Week
    The United Nations launched the first World Interfaith Harmony Week with a broad range of activities around the world, including interfaith breakfasts, film screenings and talks between the UN and the civil society.
  • UN Invites Hungary’s Eco Valley Foundation to Attend COP16
    The Eco-Valley Foundation-a non-profit organization run by ISKCON devotees in Hungary—received an invitation from the United Nations this September 20th for the COP16 Climate Summit in Cancun, Mexico.
  • UN Urges Global Move To Meat And Dairy-Free Diet
    Lesser consumption of animal products is necessary to save the world from the worst impacts of climate change, UN report says.
  • Controversy Surrounds UN “Freedom of Expression” Resolution
    ISKCON’s Global Minister of Communications Anuttama Dasa, representing the Hare Krishna Movement, recently signed a statement against a UN resolution that seems, at first glance, like it should warrant ISKCON’s support.
  • Bhakti Charu Swami Addresses Mumbai Tragedy at UN
    ISKCON spiritual teacher His Holiness Bhakti Charu Swami was invited to speak at a discussion on “Exploring the Practice of Reconciliation: Muslims’ and Hindus’ vision of Understanding, Tolerance and Peace” at the United Nations headquarters in New York on December 3rd.
  • Bhakti Caru Swami Addresses UN Group in New York

    ISKCON Sannyasi Bhakti Caru Swami met with the CSVGC (Committee on Spirituality, Values and Global Concerns) at the United Nations Headquarters in New York this November 14. The NGO (Non-governmental organization) had expressed an interest in meeting him during their annual Week of Spirituality, Values and Global Concerns, from October 20 – 24th. But Bhakti Caru was unable to attend due to health complications of godbrother Jayapataka Swami.