What We Do

Katrina Lantos Swett, Chair of the US Commission on International Religious Freedom, testifies during a hearing of the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission on the worsening plight of religious minorities in Iran.On September 13, 2012, Peter Adriance, Representative for Sustainable Development at the U.S. Baha’i Office of Public Affairs, spoke at a White House event on energy efficiency and climate change.Participants in a consultation at the U.S. Baha’i Office of Public Affairs about a document entitled “Advancing Toward the Equality of Women and Men,” prepared by the Institute for Studies in Global Prosperity.Supporters pose for a photo during a moving billboard campaign in Washington, D.C. to free the seven imprisoned former members of the ad hoc leadership group of the Baha'is in Iran.
Recognizing the equality of women and men as a spiritual truth and requisite for peace, our Office has collaborated for over 30 years with others to support policy and dialogue that shifts entrenched modes of thought, relationships and structures hindering the realization of justice and equality.

Guided by beliefs in the inherent dignity of the human being, the fundamental equality of all people, and the vital importance of justice, our office has been actively engaged in human rights in the U.S. for over 25 years.

For over 20 years, our office has worked with like-minded organizations to develop and refine an understanding and acceptance of themes related to sustainable development.

For over 60 years, the Baha’is of the U.S./UN Office has supported the work of the United Nations through addressing topics that include the UN and civil society, faith and values in global affairs, and the advancement of women.