Stories in Volume 12, Issue 1 — April-June 2000

United Nations

At the UN, civil society representatives gather for the Millennium Forum

Issuing a lengthy Declaration to world leaders at the Millennium Summit, participants find they have much to say about globalization - even if they don't always agree about its impact. UNITED NATIONS - Representatives of more than 1,000 non-governmental organizations (... Read more

Governments uphold fundamental rights of women at Beijing Plus Five

UNITED NATIONS - Despite concern by some women's groups that governments might pull back from commitments made at the 1995 Fourth World Conference on Women, delegates from more than 180 nations upheld the fundamental importance of full rights for women worldwide at a... Read more
United Nations

In Geneva, globalization debate dominates Copenhagen Plus Five

GENEVA - The topic of globalization dominated the discussion at the "Copenhagen Plus Five" UN General Assembly Special Session, held here in June to assess progress in fighting poverty and achieving social integration since the 1995 World Summit on Social Development. In... Read more

In Atlanta, USA, Baha'i couples buck a trend of "white flight," consciously seeking to promote racial unity

LITHONIA, Georgia, USA - With their children grown and out of the home and a solid retirement income assured, Larry and Carole Miller were at a point in their lives when they could choose to live wherever they wanted. But when the Millers decided two and a half years ago... Read more

Perspective: Linking Rights with Development

The trend toward the cross-linking of issue areas and policy agendas is increasingly accepted and necessary in today's interdependent world as leaders search for creative solutions to complex global problems. Among the most potentially fruitful of such cross-connections... Read more

"As if needles passed through the fabric..."

Years of Silence: Bahá'ís in the USSR 1938-1946 By Asadu'llah Alizad George Ronald Oxford In his poignant account of life as a prisoner of conscience in the former Soviet Union, Asadu'llah Alizad gives numerous examples of how small acts of unselfishness made all the... Read more