Temple of Understanding is proud to have received accreditation from the United Nations to participate in the upcoming convening of the parties on the Convention on Biological Diversity, to be held in Montreal and virtually this December 2022. We will continue to...
Human Right to Water
Human Right to Water
The Temple of Understanding promotes the human right to water through collaborative efforts at the UN. We are a member of the Mining Working Group, and through them we work with the Blue Planet Project that advocates around the globe for water rights. The Blue Planet...
Toward a Greener Attica: Preserving the Planet and Protecting its People
The Temple of Understanding’s Executive Director Alison Van Dyk and Representative to the United Nations Grove Harris were honored to be invited to participate in the Green Attica Symposium. The symposium brought together 200 diverse thought leaders, including theologians, scientists, political and business leaders, activists, and journalists from around the globe.
New Water Justice Guides
The report highlights the impacts decades of trade agreements have had on global freshwater supplies and on the human rights to water and sanitation. It warns of the dire consequences of a new generation of trade agreements and calls for a drastically different trade regime that would protect people and the environment.
Short Film on Food Sovereignty and Women by TOU, Oct. 24 Premiere in NYC
Roots of Change features women’s spirited calls to change our global direction. In this visually striking short film, women warn of the current realities and looming threats of food crisis, climate change, and corruption.
TOU Joins American Indian Law Alliance to Recommend Water Study at UN
Recommendation for a study on sacred waters to be conducted.
Women, Water, and Wellbeing, 3/22/16
This interactive dialogue will address the intersection of the human right to water and sanitation and water justice for women.
621 Organizations sign on to support Human Right to Water & Sanitation
On May 7th, 621 organizations collectively representing billions of people globally issued a joint letter to United Nations Member States urging them to include the fundamental right to water and sanitation in the Declaration of the Post-2015 Development Agenda.
TOU at the United Nations: 2015 and Beyond
In August, four representatives of the Temple of Understanding will attend this year’s NGO/DPI conference. The theme is 2015 and Beyond, and the outcome document will feed into the UN’s sustainable development goals process.
The Essentials: Food, Water, Women and Justice @ CSW 2014
This solution-oriented session covers transformed paradigms as well as pragmatic solutions and applications, including local growing, permaculture, safe seeds and closing the circle.