Baha’is Play Considerable Role at UN Social Development Conference

March 9, 2005

Source: Baha'i World News Service

On March 9, 2005 the Baha'i World News Service reported, "Baha'is played prominent roles last month at the 10-year review of the ground-breaking World Summit for Social Development. Baha'i International Community representative Bahiyyih Chaffers chaired one of the main panel discussions at the one-day Civil Society Forum held 8 February 2005 in association with the review, which ran from 9-18 February. On 10 February, Haleh Arbab Correa, representing a Baha'i-inspired development organization, participated in a high-level panel on 'Promoting Full Employment,' sitting side by side with ministers and ambassadors from more than 20 countries. Dr. Arbab Correa was one of five civil society representatives invited to participate on the panel. In 1995 more than 250 Baha'is from some 40 countries joined 5,500 delegates of non-governmental organizations at the World Summit for Social Development, reflecting the worldwide Baha'i community's concern about the global social issues addressed by the Summit, which was held in Copenhagen in 1995."