United Nations

Over fifty-five years of service to the global community through our work at the United Nations.

As a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) in Consultative Status with the UN Economic and Social Council, the TOU is an active member of the NGO community working on the inside of the United Nations to advance social justice. The TOU actively supports the aims and principles of the United Nations by attending world summit meetings, sponsoring programs for NGOs, and participating on committees and coalitions of NGOs with similar values.

The Temple of Understanding is accredited through ECOSOC with Special Consultative status. We are also accredited by the DPI (now the Department of Global Communications.)

Our current work at the UN is in coalition with a set of partners including:

Annually, we offer programming for Interfaith Harmony Week, and the NGO/CSW, and are active in the High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) and many other UN convenings. Our summer interns attend UN events and develop civic leadership skills.

Updates:

HLPF 2020: Ending Hunger and Achieving Food Security by Grove Harris

HLPF 2020: Ending Hunger and Achieving Food Security by Grove Harris

Ending Hunger and Achieving Food Security Intervention delivered Tuesday, July 7th, 2020, 3-4 pm Greetings. My name is Grove Harris, of the Temple of Understanding, and I am speaking on behalf of the Women’s Major Group. The COVID-19 crisis has already created a major...

UNwomen: Gender equality matters in COVID-19 response

UNwomen: Gender equality matters in COVID-19 response

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1587107802446{margin-bottom: 0px !important;}"]We suggest reading this information provived by the UN Women on Gender equality matters in COVID-19 response: The COVID-19 pandemic is not just a health issue. It is a...

HeForShe launches #HeForSheAtHome campaign

HeForShe launches #HeForSheAtHome campaign

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1587050658434{margin-bottom: 0px !important;}"]Our colleagues at UN Women have asked that we share this with you: As a consequence of the global COVID-19 pandemic, millions of people now find themselves  indoors....

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