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.

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Debt Crisis- the Larger Economic Picture of Homelessness

Debt Crisis- the Larger Economic Picture of Homelessness

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1583260413180{margin-bottom: 0px !important;}"] At the United Nations 58th Session of the Commission for Social Development, with a focus on homelessness, Grove Harris was able to present a critique of austerity...

Rabbi David Rosen on Faiths for Forests

Rabbi David Rosen on Faiths for Forests

Listen to Rabbi David Rosen, who as  "AJC’s International Director of Interreligious Affairs, has been advancing understanding and good relations between religious communities for more than forty years –  from the time he served as rabbi of the largest Orthodox Jewish...

Meet the 2019 Temple of Understanding Summer Interns!

Meet the 2019 Temple of Understanding Summer Interns!

The Temple of Understanding is excited to welcome our 2018 student interns to New York City and the United Nations! Read on to meet our interns and learn about the projects they will be pursuing this summer.

People’s Assembly in New York City, 2019

People’s Assembly in New York City, 2019

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1572474597805{margin-bottom: 0px !important;}"]The Temple of Understanding participated in the recent People's Assembly in New York City, Sept 24- 25, 2019 as civil society gathered on the outskirts of the UN's...

CSW63: Commission on the Status of Women

CSW63: Commission on the Status of Women

The Commission on the Status of Women in NYC is an incredible opportunity for connecting with others doing advocacy around the globe. So many of the sessions offer truly inspirational resources and are crucial for the systemic transformations we need.

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