Events

Upcoming Events

CSW61 Community Discussion: The Value of Work

Frid15110268_10154736536008524_7789517340775606607_oay, March 17, 2017
3:15-4:45 pm

Baha’i Offices: 866 UN Plaza, Lobby 120 (48th St. between First Avenue & FDR Drive)

The theme of this year’s CSW is Women’s Economic Empowerment In The Changing World of Work. We know there isn’t equity in the world of work. There are glass ceilings and exploitation, but…

  • What is work and what does it mean to us?
  • How can we create an environment that allows for workers to flourish, be cared for and have their efforts connect to something within them that benefits the community?
  • Rather than merely doing a task, can workplaces honor creativity, opportunity, be meaningful and bring the workers joy?
  • Can the concept of being of service benefit workers and the organization with a sense of purpose and common interest that yields not only products but good ideas?
  • Can employers have a sense of mission beyond the bottom line that incorporates servant leadership, transparency, depth of purpose and love for those that work for Them?

Join us and to share your thoughts and learn from women from around the world.

Must RSVP for Security Entrance: valuescaucus@gmail.com | 212.803.2531 | www.valuescaucus.org

Events from 2012-2016

Date & Time Topic Where
Thursday, December 8, 2016
1:00 – 3:00pm
Standup For Dignity: Human Rights, Spiritual Rights

The Brahma Kumaris, along with organizing partners, the Values Caucus, International Day of Yoga Committee and the International Federation of Women in Legal Careers, hosted this event to honor the UN’s Human Rights Day. BK Jayanti Kirpalani, the Regional Coordinator of the Brahma Kumaris in the UK and Europe, and the UN Representative of the BKs, was the special guest speaker. The afternoon opened with a warm welcome by Ms. Julia Grindon-Welch followed by Ms. Judy Rodgers, who prepared our minds and souls to listen to the deep insights from Sr. Jayanti.

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Baha’i Offices
866 UN Plaza
Lobby 120
(Corner of 48th Street and First Avenue)
Tuesday, November 22, 2016
1:15 – 2:45pm
Israeli Women’s Leadership Forum

A vibrant group of 30 Israeli women, representing the Israeli Women’s Leadership Forum (IWLF), had an engaging discussion with other influential women representing various NGOs – Values Caucus at the UN, Commission on the Status of Women, Bahai’s International, WINWIN, International Federation of Women Lawyers. The women shared the wonderful work their organization is doing in the community to uplift and empower women and girls.

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Baha’i Offices
866 UN Plaza
Lobby 120
(Corner of 48th Street and First Avenue)
Thursday, March 17, 2016
3:00 – 4:30pm
CSW60 Community Discussion

During CSW women from all over the world gather to express their experiences on the status of women.

Our space will be a place to cultivate* together each other’s learning – perhaps to emerge something new!

*Cultivate: (v) To bestow attention, care, and labor upon, with a view to valuable returns

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Baha’i Offices
866 UN Plaza
Lobby 120
(Corner of 48th Street and First Avenue)
Friday, March 21, 2014
9:00 – 10:00am
Valuing Youth Contributions to the Advancement of Women in the Post 2015 Agenda

Annual CSW Community Discussion

You are invited to join our special guest: United Nations Envoy on Youth, Ahmad Alhendawi, as we explore youth contributions to the advancement of women in the UN’s Post 2015 Agenda and how we can support their efforts.

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Baha’i Offices
866 UN Plaza
Lobby 120
(Corner of 48th Street and First Avenue)
Thursday, December 5, 2013
1:30 – 3:30pm
The Journey Begins Healing From Sexual Domestic Violence

A 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence Campaign Event

Join us for an interactive presentation focusing on child sexual abuse. We will screen Ping Chong’s documentary Secret Survivors: Using Theatre to Break the Silence.

The film includes: footage from a live theatre performance, testimonies from survivors and experts speaking about the movement to end child sexual abuse.

Ping Chong, an internationally acclaimed theatre director, playwright, video and installation artist will share his vision of interdisciplinary theater.

Sara Zatz is the Associate Director of Ping Chong + Company. She is the writer and director of Secret Survivors and oversees the Secret Survivors National Initiative.

Deshannon Bowens, Founding Director of Ilera, will facilitate discussion, share her experiences of counseling adult survivors and explore how we can support the healing of those who have been victimized and work to prevent sexual violence.

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Baha’i Offices
866 UN Plaza
Lobby 120
(Corner of 48th Street and First Avenue)
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
1:00 – 3:00PM
The Values Caucus and the NGO Working Group on Climate Change invite you to

Exploring the Future We Want
A Values-Based Conversation relating to Rio+20

A multi-stakeholder conversation to explore the ecological and sustainable development future we want, and how to get there.

The purpose of the UN and the NGOs is to foster the development of a world that works for everyone – as well as out planet co-dwellers – plants, animals, etc. We will explore together how our ideas and actions limit and further these goals. We will also consider the implications for Rio+20.

We welcome your ideas and participation in moving forward towards greater understanding and a successful future.

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2 UN Plaza
UNEP 8th Floor Conference Room
DC2-803
(First Ave & 44th street)

Events from 2002-2011

Date & Time Topic Where
Thursday, October 6, 2011
12 – 1:30pm
Managing for a New Future by Managing FOR ValuesJames Hoopes
Murata Professor of Ethics in Buisiness
at Babson College in Wellesley, Massachusetts,
Author of numerous books and essays.Professor Hoopes talk will explore how Values, law and management can sometimes conflict with, but also offer opportunities for, new directions both here and abroad.See more information
Baha’i Offices
866 UN Plaza
Lobby 120
(Corner of 48th Street and First Avenue)
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
1:00 – 3:00PM
In Partnership with
The Climate Change Working Group
associated with the Committee on Sustainable Development invite you to an informal conversation on Ecological Consciousness: Growing a Good Green EconomyJoining our conversation will be:Mr. Mohammad Reza Salamat
Program Coordinator for the S.G.’s
Special Advisory Group on Climate ChangeMr. John T. Brinkman
Maryknoll, NGO Representative with the
CSD Climate Change working GroupDr. Tariqu Banuri
Director of the Dividion of Sustainable Development.See more information
Baha’i Offices
866 UN Plaza
Lobby 120
(Corner of 48th Street and First Avenue)
Thursday, April 14, 2011
1:15 – 2:45pm
Where Do We Go After Fukushima?
Climate Change and Nuclear PowerWe invite you to a blending of
discussion and the viewing of the documentary film
involving a predecessor tragedy,
Living with Chernobyl: and the Future of Nuclear Power.See more information
Baha’i Offices
866 UN Plaza
Lobby 120
(Corner of 48th Street and First Avenue)
Thursday, February 28, 2011
Noon – 1:30PM
CSW55 Community DiscussionSince 2004, the Values Caucus has provided a space where we can meet and share our rich experiences of the commission. It will be an opportunity to give voice to things we may not have had a chance to say . . .

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Baha’i Offices
866 UN Plaza
Lobby 120
(Corner of 48th Street and First Avenue)
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
12:30 – 2:00pm
A Community Discussion
Harmonizing Our Vision of the FutureWorld Interfaith Harmony Week
1st Week in February is the Official UN WeekAlthough not a faith or religious entity, The Values Caucus has been part of conversations that relate to the moral and ethical dimensions of community since its inception. Together, we’ll explore the concept of Harmony and discuss the challenges that a diversity of expressions can bring.See more information
Baha’i Offices
866 UN Plaza
Lobby 120
(Corner of 48th Street and First Avenue)
Thursday, June 3, 2010
1:15 – 2:45PM
Many Species. One Planet. One Future

William J. Snape
Senior Counsel, The Center fo Biological Diversity (CBD) and
A Leagal Fellow and Practitioner in Residence at the American University Law School.

Mr. Snape’s presentation provides us an opportunity to learn more about biodiversity issues.

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2 UN Plaza
UNEP 8th Floor Conference Room
DC2-803
(First Ave & 44th street)
Thursday, May 27, 2010
1:15 – 2:45pm
Designing and Building a Better WroldJoel Towers – Activist & Author
Dean of Parsons The New School for DesignMany of us are interested in building a better world. How would we design it?See more information
Baha’i Offices
866 UN Plaza
Lobby 120
(Corner of 48th Street and First Avenue)
Thursday, March 11, 2010
1:15 – 2:45PM
CSW54 Community DiscussionDuring the final week of the CSW we are providing a space where we can meet and share our rich experiences of the commission. It will be an opportunity to give voice to things we may not have had a chance to say . . .

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Baha’i Offices
866 UN Plaza
Lobby 120
(Corner of 48th Street and First Avenue)
Wednesday, Dec 2, 2009
Noon – 2:00pm
In partnership with
The NGO Committee on the Status of Women
Violence Against Women SubcommitteeThe 16 Days Campaign
Taking Action Against Gender ViolenceWe will learn about UN Initiatives towards ending of Violence Against Women and also hear Spoken Word ArtistsKevin Powell – Activist & Author
Veronique Harvey – Sanctuary for Families
Zera Priestess – SoulSWEET Sanctuary
Kimberly McCrae – Redefining FreedomSee more information
Baha’i Offices
866 UN Plaza
Lobby 120
(Corner of 48th Street and First Avenue)
Thursday, June 4, 2009
1:15 – 2:45PM
In Collaboration with UNEPA Film – earth: The Sequel
The Race to Reinvent Energy & Stop Global Warming
Miriam HornEarth: The Sequel visually documents the power and potential of cutting-edge green energyWatch Youtube
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UN Headquarters
New York
Conference Room 6

Thursday, April 2, 2009
1:15pm – 2:45pm
Evolution and the Global Integrity CrisisPresented by
Michael DowdIn a richly illustrated presentation, the Rev. Michael Dowd proposes that the lack of an evolutionary worldview made the current crisis inevitable and that a deep-time view of human nature, values, and social systems provides a clear and inspiring way forward.See more information
Baha’i Offices
866 UN Plaza
Lobby 120
(Corner of 48th Street and First Avenue)
Thursday, December 4, 2008
1:15 – 2:45PM
UN/NGO Community Discussion
Is There an Overarching Human Right?We invite those who are working in various areas of human rights work to meet each other, share their learnings and discover possible avenues of collaboration.See more information
Baha’i Offices
866 UN Plaza
Lobby 120
(48th Street & First Avenue)
Thursday, October 2, 2008
1:15pm – 2:45pm
The Value of Non-ViolenceIn Commemoration of the International Day of
Non-ViolencePresented by
Marianne H. Perez
Educator & Peace-Builde,Marianne has organized roundtables and written a position paper on proven, effective violence prevention and conflict transformation techniques. She is developing workshops on peace journalism and moving media towards a culture of peace for various student and activist groups.See more information
Baha’i Offices
866 UN Plaza
Lobby 120
Corner of 48th Street and First Avenue
Thursday and Friday, September 4 and 5, 2008
9:00am – 10:00AM
Values Caucus at the
NGO/DPI Conference in ParisThe Values Caucus at UN HQ in New York will facilitate a morning caucus at the NGO/DPI Conference at UNESCO in Paris. Our aim is to provide an open forum where we can safely and respectfully discus and explore our values, old and new, shared and differing. We will be looking at which values in the context of the human rights agenda will serve us best as we face the challenges before us in the 21st Century.
UNESCO Headquarters
Room 12
Thursday, May 1, 2008
1:15pm – 2:45pm
The Shared Road:
Money and the Human StrugglePresented by
Peter Ressler & Monika Mitchell ResslerPeter and Monika discuss how to affect a change in the lives of individuals through understanding the role that economics play in every human struggle including the current global economic crisis. If we understand the process of evolving from a pattern of human greed to an enlightened shared world consciousness, we can be more pro-active in that change. Money is not the root of all evil.See more information
Baha’i Offices
866 United Nations plaza
Lobby 120
Corner of 48th Street and First Avenue
Monday, March 03, 2008
1:30pm – 3.30pm
The story of a Kenyan Woman

The Honourable Agnes Mutindi Ndetei
Former Assistant Minister of Education
and Kibwezi MP
Founder of the NGO solace self Help

She will share a first hand account of recent events in Kenya. Ms. Ndetei is a part of Kenya’s burgeoning peace movement, Sackcloth and Beads

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Baha’i Offices
866 UN Plaza
Lobby 120
48th and First Avenue
Wednesday, December 19, 2007
1:15pm – 2:45pm
Children’s Concert for Peace
Featuring Mizero Children of Rwanda
and Jean Paul SamputuSponsored by:
Wish Foundation for World Peace,
The Values Caucus at the UN,
and United Religions InitiativeYou are invited to a performance of traditional Rwandan dance and drumming given by the youth on tour from Rwanda who are using music and dance to heal their lives after the 1994 genocide. These orphans are here to share their culture and connect you to Rwanda through the music and dance. They are accepting donations to help continue the music school and to build a home for themselves and other orphans.See more information
Wish Pearl World
246 W. 38th St.,
Between 7th and 8th Ave
New York City
Thursday, November 15, 2007
1:15pm – 2:45pm
THE VALUES CAUCUS PRESENTS: NEW METHODOLOGIES TO INVIGORATE THE WORLDConnecting Hearts and Minds One Soul at a Time
With
Molly Harvey “The Soul Woman”
Founder of the International Soul SchoolLearn strategies on how you can translate your dreams and desires into reality and trust your instincts as you move forward in this changing world.For more information
Baha’i Offices
866 UN Plaza
Lobby 120
48th and First Avenue
Thursday, June 22, 2007
1:15pm – 2:45pm
From the Clash to the Confluence of Civilizations Reshaping the UN to Close the Great Global Divides

with
Dr. Don Beck
Founder of The Global Center for Human Emergence
and
ELza Maalouf
Co-Founder and CEO of the Center for Human Emergence – Middle East

This presentation will get to the core of issues around the world, from reframing solutions in Africa to Creative ways to defuse the hot issues in the Middle East.

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Church Centre, 2ND FL
(44TH ST & 1ST AVE)
Thursday, February 22, 2007
1:15pm – 2:45pm
Mapping Perspectives in the Middle East

Presented by Rafael Nasser

A member of the Center for Human Emergence, an NGO founded by Dr. Don Beck the developer of Spiral Dynamics. He focuses on developing effective strategies for sustainable large scale systems change.

Rafael will begin today’s presentation with an overview of Spiral Dynamics, a conceptual framework that maps the emergence of human values across eight stages of increasing complexity. Following, he will lead the group in an exercise designed to awaken in the participants a practical taste of spiral dynamics within the context of the Middle East conflict. Finally, he will offer an analysis of the crisis between Israel and Palestine and chart the way forward using spiral dynamics as a road map.

Please join us for this transformative and enlightening experience

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Baha’i Offices
866 UN Plaza
Lobby 120
(Corner of 48th St – Between First Avenue and FDR drive)
Thursday, December 7, 2006
1:15pm – 2:45pm
Moving Local & World Governance Forwardwith Michael W. Krajovic, CEcD
President & CEO – Fay-Pen Economic Development CouncilWhat it Will Take for Humanity Take the Next Giant Leap Towards World Peace?How Can We Impact Behaviors That Result in Counter Productive Government Policies and Programs?Why The Planet So Desperately Needs An Uplifting of its Beliefs and Values Right Now!How a Shift In Humankind’s Beliefs has Been the Only Way Throughout History To Make a Lasting Shift in Behaviors.What we Can do Together to Lead Humankind to Lasting Peace and Prosperity?See more information
Baha’i Offices
866 UN Plaza, Suite 120
(48th St.& 1st Ave.)
Thursday, November 2, 2006
1:15pm – 2:45pm
A New Vision & Adventure for the UN
of the 21 st Century:
A Values Discussion with Jean HoustonHow can the un learn to discover the art of creating self-reliant community in a global age? This requires a Move toward politeia, a greek word much richer than poli tics, which derives from it. Politeia is a civic society carried to its utmost. I t implies that all free citizens are actively involved in creating and maintaining their community, empowering each other to further their common social agenda.Dr. Houston was the protégé of the late anthropologist Margaret Mead, who instructed her in the workings Of organizations and power structures in many different cultures. With the late mythologist Joseph Campbell, Jean Houston frequently co-led seminars and workshops aimed at understanding Interrelationships between ancient myths and modern societies.For more information
 

United Nations Headquarters
New York
Conference Room TBD

Thursday, July 27, 2006
1:15pm – 2:45pm
In association with
The NGO Committee on the International Decade of the World’s Indigenous Peoples
The Transformation of the Earth
with Sandra IngermanSandra teaches workshops internationally on shamanic journeying, healing, and reversing environmental pollution using spiritual methods. She has trained and founded an international alliance of Medicine for the Earth Teachers and shamanic teachers, and is recognized for bringing ancient cross-cultural healing methods into our modern culture. She is the author of “Soul Retrieval”, “Welcome Home”, “A Fall to Grace”, and her latest book “Medicine for the Earth: How to Transform Personal and Environmental Toxins”.See more information
United Nations Headquarters
Conference Room A
Thursday, June 8, 2006
1:15pm – 2:45pm
Learned Ignorance:
The Religious Case Against Beliefwith Guest Speaker
James Carse
Professor emeritus of religious history and literature at New York University.He hosted a WCBS-TV program on religion called “the way to go” for eight yearsHow can we move beyond dogmatism and improve our human condition? Come hear Jim Carse share his ideas on issues regarding dogmatism and its relation to religious belief.For more information
 

United Nations Headquarters
New York
Conference Room C

Wednesday May 3, 2006
1:15pm – 2:45pm
Re-Form-Ing the United Nations:
A Community DiscussionThe form the United Nations will take in this new century should be integrally related to its mission. We wish to begin a conversation about the future of the United Nations.See more information
United Nations Headquarters
Conference Room E
Thursday, April 13, 2006
1:15pm – 2:45pm
Governance for a Culture of Peace:
Creating Departments/Ministries of Peacewith Guest Speaker
Dot Maver
Executive Director
of the Peace Alliance FoundationThe concept of peace is a universal ethic and we are challenged to govern ourselves in a culture of peace. The international initiatives for ministries and departments of peace is a rapidly expanding movement, Calling for ministers and secretaries of peace in countries around the world. I t is time to create an Infrastructure for peace with a focus on the principles of nonviolence and cooperation. The international Day of peace (September 21, each year) calls for a day of global ceasefire and nonviolence. We want the Nonviolent resolution of conflict to become part of our everyday lives.For more information
 

United Nations Headquarters
New York
Conference Room C

Wednesday March 8, 2006
1:15pm – 2:45pm
Protecting the “Treasures of the Earth”:
The World Heritage Convention as an enchanted Network?with Guest Speaker
Terence Hay-EdieThe outlook of the unesco world heritage convention reflects a scale of Universality that seeks to recognize natural, cultural and sacred sites of paramount importance for all of humanity. However, who decides on what is to be proposed, and on what terms? Drawing on ethnographic field work in Nepal, India, China and Mali, the presentation will explore the possibility that world Heritage is indeed a “memory for the world”, but sounds a note of caution on the philosophical roots and power relations which seek to preserve such sites in perpetuity.See more information
Baha’i Offices
866 UN Plaza
Suite 120
(Corner of 48th Street and 1st Avenue)
Thursday, February 2, 2006
1:00pm – 3:00pm
Community Discussion

The Search for Values in an Age of Transition

“In an effort to move beyond a community of nations bound by primarily economic relationships to one with shared responsibilities for one another’s well-being and security, the question of values – the underlying ethical principles shaping worldview and decision-making – must take a central place in deliberations, be articulated and made explicit.” -Search for Values in an Age of Transition

For more information

Baha’i Offices
866 UN Plaza,
Suite 120
(corner of 48th St and 1st Avenue)
Thursday, November 3, 2005
1:15pm – 2:45pm
The Realization of Inner and Outer Peace through the Martial Arts

In Commemoration of the INternational Year of Sport and Physical Education
(IYSPE 2005)

Sport and physical education play a vital role at all levels of society. For the individual, sport enhances one’s personal abilities, general health and self-knowledge. On the national level, sport and physical education contribute to the economic and social growth, improve public health, and bring different communities together. On the global level, if used consistently, sport and physical education have a long-lasting positive impact on development, public health, peace and the environment.

The Martial Arts has much to teach us as individuals and as a collective about preventing violence, embracing tranquility, and ways to transform violence into a context for peace.

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UN Headquarters
Conference Room A
Thursday, October 27, 2005
1:00pm – 3:00pm
Special Event:

for the 60th Anniversary of the UN and the
100th Anniversary of the birth of Dag Hammarskold

The Spirit of the United Nations: Markings for the Future

A wonderful celebration that will lift your spirits:
Remembering the birth of the United Nations and the hopes that the founders of the UN and its proponents including, Dag Hammarskjold , had for the UN decades ago. Reflecting, individually and collectively on what is the true spirit of the United Nations, and creating our vision of the future:

Includes video montages, dance, song, reflection, and a presentation of a birthday surprise.

Also:

Mr. Shashi Tharoor, Under-Secretary-General, United Nations Communications and Public Information

H. E. Mr. Jan Eliasson, President of the Sixtieth Session of the United Nations General Assembly

Ramu Damodaran, Chief, Civil Society Service, Outreach Division, Department of Public Information President, United Nations Staff Recreation Council

Organizers

The Values Caucus
NGO Committee on Spirituality, Values and Global Concerns (NY), a committee of the Conference of NGOs in Consultative Relationship with the United Nations (CONGO) and its special project the Spiritual Council for Global Challenges.

Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University
Legion of Goodwill
National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahai’is of the United States

In Cooperation with The Department of Public Information and the United Nations Staff Recreation Council

See printed Program

The event was Webcast- see on UN archived webcasts – Dated October 27

United Nations Headquarters
New York
Conference Room 3
Wednesday, September 7, 2005
1:15pm – 2:45pm
Two Paths to a Culture of Peace:
Nuclear Disarmament and the International Day of Peace (September 21)
Co-SponsoredCome here a voice from China on nuclear disarmament an share ideas to empower NGOs by activating the International Day of Peace, proclaimed by the Untied Nations as a day of global ceasefire and nonviolence. NGOs will share 2005 International Day of Peace plans and past events.See more information
UN Headquarters
Conference Room E
Wednesday, July 27, 2005
1:00pm – 3:00pm
Special Planning Meeting for a joint Event:

for the 60th Anniversary of the UN and the
100th Anniversary of the birth of Dag Hammarskold

Working Title
The Spirit of the United Nations: Markings for the Future

We want make the planning of the event
and the event itself as inclusive as possible
Welcome to:
All interested UN NGO Committees and Caucuses, NGOs, UN Agencies, Permanent Missions, UN Staff, Indigenous Peoples, Secretariat Staff Clubs, and any other interested parties.

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Boss Room
8th floor
Church Center
777 UN Plaza
(44th Street & 1st Avenue)
Thursday, June 9, 2005
1:15pm – 2:45pm
A Video presentation and discussion

Spiral Dynamics
A New Modle for Understanding the Values that Shape our World

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Baha’i Offices
866 United Nations Plaza
Suite 120
(Corner of 1st Avenue and 48th Street)
Thursday, May 27, 2005
3:00pm – 6:00pm
Co-Sponsored Event

How Can the Spiritual Dimensions of Science and Consciousness Help the United Nations and Humanity Achieve Better Standards of Life in Larger Freedom? A Seminar and Group Discussion

Speakers:

Dr. Masaru Emoto,
Research Scientist and Author, The Hidden Messages in Water

Anwarul K. Chowdhury,
UN Under-Secretary-General and High Representative

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United Nations Headquarters
Thursday, January 20, 2005
1:15pm – 2:45pm
Intuition, Intention, & The Culture of Peace

Presented by
Sharon Franquemont

As professionals committed to improving life on Earth, how do you organize your intentions and utilize intuition to create successful activities? What is your secret? Can you learn from others in order to forward the Culture of Peace and Non-Violence?

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United Nations Headquarters
Conference Room 7
Thursday, December 9, 2004
6:00pm – 8:00pm
Values Caucus
10th Anniversary Reception
Baha’i Offices
866 United Nations Plaza
Suite 120
(Corner of 1st Avenue and 48th Street)
Thursday, December 2, 2004
1:15pm – 2:45pm
“SOCRATES”

Portrayed by Ronald Gross
Chairman of the University Seminar on Innovation at Columbia University in New York City, author of Socrates’ Way and other books, and on-line columnist for About.com, one of the most popular portals on the Internet.

Baha’i Offices
866 United Nations Plaza
Suite 120
(Corner of 1st Avenue and 48th Street)
Tuesday, November 9, 2004
1:00pm – 2:30pm
Rabbi Michael Lerner

“The Globalization of Spirit
T vs.
The Globalization of Selfishness

Rabbi Lerner speaks about the post-election possibilities for world transformation and peace in an era of cynical realism.

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United Nations Church Center
777 UN Plaza, 8th Floor
(44th Street and 1st Avenue)
Thursday, November 4, 2004

PART 1
1:15pm – 2:45pm
PART 11
3:00 – 4:30

Spiral Dynamics:
A New Model For Understanding
The Values That Shape Our WorldPresented by Bill Harris,a noted expert on values and their effect on both individuals and social groups. In this presentation, he will speak on the Spiral Dynamics model of values.A Presentation and workshop in Two parts:
PART 1 – The presentation
PART 11 – WorkshopFree and open to the public.
Refreshments will be served.See full information
PART 1 & 11 – United Nations Church Center
2nd Floor
Thursday, October 7, 2004
1:15pm – 2:45pm
David Adams

“Culture of Peace is a Set of Values . . .

Following a Career as professor of psychology (Wesleyan University), David Adams went to UNESCO in 1992 to develop the Culture of Peace Programme as a supplement and non-violent alternative to military peacekeeping operations. He directed the unit for the International Year for the Culture of Peace, proclaimed for the year 2000 by the UN General Assembly, and subsequently the international Decade for a Culture of Peace and Non-violence for the Children of the World. His UN responsibilites also include development of national culture of peace projects in El Salvador and Moszambique, Research and Development of the Cutlture of Pece concept, and training in peace-building and conflict resolution.

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United Nations Headquarters
Conference Room C
Thursday, June 3, 2004
1:15pm – 2:45pm
The Value of the
International Day of PeaceThe Values Caucus has supported the International Day of Peace since the Department of Public information began the Youth Observation Program in 1997. We want to continue and expand that support to make the IDP on September 21, 2004 a most memorable one at the UN and throughout the world. We believe that humanity worldwide is yearning for peace and needs to know that the UN is calling for participation in IDP to show that peace, ceasfires and nonviolence are the values the UN promotes and nurture.Member States, UN Agencies and Departments and organizations are invited to: Be recongnized for their participation in 2003 and to share ideas for 2004.See full information
United Nations Headquarters
Conference Room 8
Thursday, May 6, 2004
1:15pm – 2:45pm
Dr. James J. Hurtak, PhD

Water and the Value of Bio-Ethics for Our Future

Dr. Hurtak (Social Scientist and Futureist) is founder and president of the International Academy for Future Science. He is a noted archeologist, philosopher, researcher, author, and world-renowned authority on space research and ecology.

United Nations Headquarters
Conference Room C
Monday, April 26, 2004
6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Co-Sponsored Event

Reception and Networking
in anticipation of
The UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development
(2005-2014)

  • Learn and share information about cooperative efforts underway at international and national level.
  • Hear from representatives of UNESCO; the Global Higher Education for Sustainability Parnership: United Nations University Institute for Advanced Studies; the US Coalition for the Decade of ESD; and others.
  • Join and make friends, network, enjoy good food and fellowship.
Church Center
2nd Floor
Thursday, March 25, 2004
1:00pm – 3:00pm
Dr. Ervin Laszlo

Dr. Laszlo’s latest book, You Can Change the World: The Global Citizen’s Handbook for Living on Planet Earth deals with the potential consequences of continuing to live in an environmentally unsustainable way and what each of us can do to avoid those consequences.

All NGOs, UN Staff, and General Public
(No UN passes are necessary)

Church Center
New York
(Corner of 1st Avenue and 44th Street)
Thursday, March 4, 2004
1:15pm – 2:45pm
Annual CSW Community Discussion

You are invited to a Special Screening of a Segment of

“Women on the Frontlines”
Colleen kelly
of the
September 11th Families for Peaceful Tomorrows
will be joining us for the discussion

A Project of Peace x Peace, “PEACE BY PEACE: Women on the Frontlines” profiles women building peace in Afghanistan, Argentina, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Burundi and the United States, and premiered at the United Nations on the third anniversary of the signing of UN SCR 1325.

All NGOs and UN Staff are invited

Bahai Offices
866 United Nations Plaza,
Suite 120
48th Street and First Avenue
– 1st Floor
Conference Room
Thursday, February 12, 2004
1:15pm – 2:45pm
The Values Caucus
partners with
The United Religions Initiative at the UN Spiritual Caucus and the
The NGO Committee on Spirituality, Valeus and Global Concerns (Geneva) to present a Round Table Discussion to honor
The 10th Anniversary of the Values Caucus
on
The Ethical and Spiritual Dimensions of the
Mellennium Development GoalsFeatured Speakers:
Alfredo Sfeir-Younis
The World Bank
Carol Zinn, SSJ
Congregations of ST. Joseph
The United Religions Initiative at the UNPlease join us for this provocative and timely discussion!
UN Headquarters
New York
Conference Room E
Thursday, December 4, 2003
1:15pm – 2:45pm
Community Discussion

The Value of Knowing and Using
the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

In this installment of our community discussion series, we’ll read the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and discus it’s relevancy today and the impact it has on people around the world.

UN Headquarters
New York
Conference Room D
Thursday, November 6, 2003
1:15pm – 2:45pm
Values Caucus Monthly Meeting

Guest Speaker
Dr. John Woodall
Director, Resilient Responses to Social Crisis Interfaculty Working Group at Harvard University’s Mind Brain Behavior Initiative

What motivates people to end wars, work together, build community and forgive?

Come hear Dr. John Woodall share his ideas on constructing a shared identity between different groups based on common ethical motivations. He is a research fellow at the Judge Baker Children’s Center at the Harvard Medical School, a practicing psychiatrist with a special expertise in posttraumatic stress disorder and on the medical faculties of the University of Massachusetts and Tufts Medical School.

UN Headquarters
New York
Conference Room TBA
Thursday, October 2, 2003
1:15pm – 2:45pm
Values Caucus Monthly Meeting

Guest Speaker
Dr. Noel Brown President, Freinds of the UN and
former Regional Director of the UNEP NOrth American Office

Value, Responsibility and Opportunity of being and NGO at the UN at theis critical time.

Reports from members of the
Ethics and Values Caucus of the just completed PrepCom of the
World Summit of the Information Society

Information will be povided
on how you can give feedback to the
Panel of Eminent Persons on UN-Civil Society Relations

UN Headquarters
New York
Conference Room D
Monday, September 8
20031-3 pm
Co-sponsored – NGO Committee on Spirituality, Values and Global Concers (Geneva), The Values Caucus and the Spiritual Caucus

Spiritual Dimensions in
Global Public Policy series
The Spirit of Human Security: New Paradigms for Perennial Challenge

Guest Speakers

Audrey Kitagawa – Advisor to the Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict at the United Nations. U.S. Congressman Dennis Kucinich – Chair of the Progressive Caucus of the U.S. Congress, Initiator of the Department of Peace legislation. BK Mohini Panjabi – Main Representative to the United Nations & Regional Coordinator for North America, Latin America and the Caribbean, Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University.

The Church Center of the United Nations
New York
2nd Floor
Thursday, June 5
20031:15pm – 2:45pm
Values Caucus Monthly Meeting

International
Day of Peace
UN & NGOs Working Together

A Community Discussion
with
International Day of peace (IDP)
Steering Group Facilitators

ROBIN LUDWIG
Sr. Political Affairs Officer,
Department of Political Affairs

SHARON MCPHEARSON
Information Officer,
Department of Public Information

The UN Steering Group for the International Day of Peace (IDP) was formed to collaborate activities and events for the observance of the International Day of Peace, September 21. Although 2003 will mark the 21st observance of the International Day of Peace, this newly formed UN Steering Group is adding a most needed emphasis to peace building activities, observing cease-fires and stressing nonviolence in our world today.

Find out how your NGO can become more involved in this global commemoration.

UN Headquarters
New York
Conference Room 1
Thursday, April 3
20031:15pm – 2:45pm
Values Caucus Monthly Meeting

The Role of Values in the Future of the United Nations:

A conversation with
Shashi Tharoor
Under-Secretary-General
For Communications and Public Information

This is a rare opportunity for the NGO community to meet and have a conversation with Mr. Tharoor. Our Discussion will touch on his personal sense of mission, ideals and commitments, as an individual and as well as in his capacity as Under-Secretary General.

UN Headquarters
New York
Conference Room 1
Friday, March 7
20031:15pm – 2:45pm
Values Caucus Monthly Meeting

Speakers:
Michael Penn
Professor of Psychology,
Franklin and Marshall, Pennsylvania
and Sr. Clare Nolan,
NGO Working Group on Girls
lead Community Discussion on

“Girls, Boys, Women, Men:
The Value of Recognizing Our Worth”
During the 47th session on the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW)

All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights they are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.
(Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Article 1)

UN Headquarters
New York
Conference Room C
Thursday, February 6
20031:15pm – 2:45pm
Values Caucus Monthly Meeting

Iraq and Korea: Opportunity or Crisis:

Community Discussion:

Another in a series of community discussions organized for the NGO community by the Values Caucus that will examine what is before us as the UN and its member states try to balance different points of view on war versus diplomacy regarding the situation in Iraq and Korea. Please come and share your opinions as we explore ways for the NGO community to influence this process.

UN Headquarters
New York
Conference Room C
Thursday, January 30
20031:15pm – 3:00pm
Values Caucus Co-sponsors

an event by the
NGO Committee on Freedom of Religion or Belief

The Future of Freedom of Religion or Belief in a World Gripped by Terrorism

Key note Speaker:
Ambassador Mokhatar Lamani
Organization of the Islamic Conference

Church Center for the UN
2nd Floor
777 UN Plaza
(44th Street and 1st Avenue)
Thursday, November 7
20021:15pm – 2:45pm
Values Caucus Monthly Meeting

Business Agenda:

  • Nominations for the Values Caucus Coordinating Council
  • Launching of the Values Caucus web site.

Community Discussion: Values Practices that we have noticed at the UN since our last meeting

Bahai’s Offices
New York
Conference Room
866 UN Plaza,
Suite 120
(Corner of 48th Street and 1st Avenue)
Thursday, October 3
20021:15pm – 2:45pm
Values Caucus Monthly Meeting

Community Discussion

Reflections on the WSSD: In the Light of the Millennium Declaration

The Values Caucus will take a look at the Summit in light of the Values declared by the GA in its Millennium Declaration for example:

Shared Responsibility

Equality

Respect for Nature

Members of our NGO community who were present in Johannesburg will share reflections of the WSSD in this context as we contemplate next steps together.

UN Headquarters
New York
Conference Room 8
Tuesday,
September 24 2002
1:15pm – 2:45pm
Ethics of Peace and Conflict Resolution

Speaker: Dr. Hossain Danesh
President, Landegg International University, Switzerland

United Nations Headquarters
New York
Conference Room E
Tuesday, September 3
2002
10:00 – 11:00a.m
What Values Currently Drive Sustainable Development?
Have they Changed from Rio to Johannesburg

A community discussion. Values Caucus Meeting at the United Nations World Summit on Sustainable Development.

Stanton Center
Major Groups Room
Johannesburg, South Africa
Caucus Room A
Thursday, May 2
2002
1:15pm – 2:45pm
Values Caucus Monthly Meeting

Connecting Character to Conduct: Helping Students to do the Right Thing. with special guest,
Co-Author Roberta Richin

In preparation for the Special Session on Children, we invite you to engage in the process.

UN Headquarters
New York
Conference Room A
Saturday, April 6
2002
Learn from the Past,
Learn from the Future

An intergenerational dialogue on Values Co-Sponsored by the NGO Committee on Ageing, New York, Imagine Chile and the Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University. as part of the NGO Forum on Ageing at the Second World Assembly on Ageing, Madrid.

Madrid, Spain
Tuesday, April 2
2002
1:15pm – 2:45pm
The Earth Charter:
A Useful Tool for Governments?
Proposed as a Side Event for the PrepCom3 of the World Summit for Sustainable Development (WSSD)

Ambassadors from geographically diverse countries to come together to dialogue on the question: “How can the Earth Charter be a Useful Tool for Governments?”

Our intention is to bring ambassadors together to explore the possibilities of seeing the Earth Charter as a tool for meaningful values based change for the implementation of Agenda 21.

UN Headquarters
New York
Conference Room 6
Thursday, March 14
2002
1:15pm – 2:45pm
Women’s Values

Women from different regions who have been attending the 46th session on the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), meet to discuss values from their regional and gender perspective.

Bahai’s Offices
Conference Room
866 UN Plaza,
Suite 120
(Corner of 48th Street and 1st Avenue)
Thursday, March 7
2002
1:15pm – 2:45pm
Joint Meeting of
Values Caucus and Spiritual Caucus:

Getting to know each other better in terms of the values-based “work” we do on an individual basis and/or organizational basis within and outside of the United Nations.

UN Headquarters
New York
Conference Room A