United Nations


Carl Murrell, Principal United Nations Representative for the Baha’is of the United States, reflects on his work on behalf of the U.S. Baha’i community at the UN.

Since 1947, the Baha’is of the U.S./UN Office has supported the work of the United Nations and its efforts towards “the planetization of mankind.” This Office is a satellite of the U.S. Baha’i Office of Public Affairs (OPA) and thus part of the larger network of the Baha’i International Community United Nations Office—a body that represents over 180 national Baha’i affiliates and has consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).

The U.S./UN Office is accredited to the United Nations Department of Public Information and collaborates with a variety of UN departments and specialized agencies. The Office addresses topics such as the UN and civil society, faith values in global affairs, and the advancement of women. It also engages the U.S. Baha’i community in UN-related campaigns and works closely with many other non-governmental organizations (NGOs) at the UN on these topics. The links below provide further information on the Office’s efforts in these areas.