UN sends strong signal to Iran on human rights

19 November 2014

UNITED NATIONS — The UN Third Committee today sent a strong signal to Iran, exhorting its government to live up to its international human rights obligations.

By a vote of 78 to 35, with 69 abstentions, the General Assembly's Third Committee approved a resolution expressing "deep concern at serious ongoing and recurring human rights violations" in Iran.

The six-page resolution listed the high frequency of executions, torture, restrictions on freedom of assembly and expression, the targeting of journalists, pervasive gender inequality, and religious...

Baha'i Faith featured in iWonder

20 October 2014

LONDON — iWonder, the BBC’s interactive educational site, has featured the Baha'i Faith today in its newest piece.

Titled “Can a religion accept other faiths as true?”, the multimedia article highlights the central Baha'i belief that all of the world’s great religions are equally valid. It also provides a brief historical account of the origins of the Baha'i Faith and the vision of its founders...

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