In 2003, BLIA joined the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) with special consultative status in recognition of BLIA’s work in promoting health, education, and sustainability on five continents. 

We are the first Buddhist organization to be granted this status by the UN.

blia @ the un

working together

BLIA partners with the UN Department of Global Communications to share and promote our projects, particularly those that relate to the seventeen Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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changing the world

Each year, BLIA actively participate in various activities within the UN, including annual meetings, major conferences, youth assemblies, and multilateral events such as the Commission on the Status of Women and the High-Level Political Forum. We discuss how BLIA engages with and advances the SDGs in our international work.

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