In Brief

Baha'i International Community launches two new Web sites

NEW YORK — The Bahá’í International Community has two new Web sites — one about activities of the BIC’s United Nations Office and another to showcase historic photographs related to the life of Bahá’u’lláh.

The Web site for the BIC’s United Nations Office is at, and “is designed to communicate with our colleagues at the United Nations, with international and intergovernmental organizations, as well as with NGOs,” said Julia Berger, senior writer and researcher at the BIC’s UN Office in New York.

The site features statements to the UN, news, photographs, and audio and video files that relate to the ongoing work of the BIC UN Office in human rights, the advancement of women, and social and sustainable development. It also has biographical notes about BIC representatives and contact information.

The new site about the life of Bahá’u’lláh is at It features numerous photographs that have been unpublished or in limited distribution. “The purpose of the Web site is to provide illustration of Baha’u’llah’s life through photographs of places and artifacts and relics associated directly with Him,” said Douglas Moore, director of the BIC’s Office of Public Information.