Previous Speaking Engagements at UN Conferences include:

 
2014
  • Panellist with Rev. Fletcher Harper (executive director, GreenFaith, USA), Archbishop Emeritus Anders Wejryd (president for Europe, World Council of Churches, Sweden). ‘Faith communities, divestment and renewable energy’, Interfaith Climate Change Summit. Organised by World Council of Churches and Religions for Peace. Saint Peter’s Church, New York City, USA.
2013
  • Panellist with Rev. Fletcher Harper (executive director, GreenFaith, USA), Archbishop Emeritus Anders Wejryd (president for Europe, World Council of Churches, Sweden). ‘Faith communities, divestment and renewable energy’, Interfaith Climate Change Summit. Organised by World Council of Churches and Religions for Peace. Saint Peter’s Church, New York City, USA.
  • Meditation leader. COP 19: Sustainable Innovation Forum. Organised by Climate Action and UNEP. Intercontinental Hotel, Warsaw, Poland.
  • Leader of BK delegation. COP19: UN Climate Change Conference. Organised by UN. National Stadium, Warsaw, Poland.
  • Speaker with HE Silvano M Tomasi (Apostolic Nuncio, Permanent Observer for the Holy See to the United Nations in Geneva), Dr Alfred De Zayas (UN Independent Expert, Promotion of a Democratic and Equitable International Order), Dr Fawzia Al Ashmawi (Representative, International Islamic Relief Organisation), Mr Heinz Ferschin (Buddha’s Light International Association) and others. The Role of faith and religion in strengthening and maintaining peace and human rights. Organised by Spanish Society for International Human Rights Law, International Observatory on the Human Rights to Peace, International Association of Peace Messenger Cities and Foundation Dialogue Among Civilisations. Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland.
2012
  • Leader of BK delegation. COP18: UN Climate Change Conference. Organised by UN. Doha, Qatar.
  • Meditation leader. COP 18: Sustainable Innovation Forum. Organised by Climate Action and UNEP. Hotel Intercontinental, Doha, Qatar.
  • Leader of BK delegation. Rio+20: UN Conference on Sustainable Development. Organised by UN. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
2011
  • Leader of BK delegation and panellist. COP17: UN Climate Change Conference. Organised by UN. Climate, Justice and Food Security, Moral, Ethical and Spiritual Imperatives. UKZN, Durban, South Africa.
2010
  • Leader of BK delegation. COP 16: UN Climate Change Conference. Organised by UN. Cancun, Mexico.
  • Panellist with Rev. Dr Joan Brown Campbell (Director, Department of Religion, Chautauqua Institution, USA), Ven. Chang Ji (Dharma Drum Mountain Buddhist Association, USA), Richard Cizik (Founder, New Evangelicals USA), Sraddhalu Ranade (Scientist and Teacher, Sri Aurobindo Ashram India), Sister Joan Chittister (author and Benedictine nun, USA). ‘Inner Dimensions of Climate Change’. COP 16: UN Climate Change Conference. Organised by Global Peace Initiative of Women. Cancun, Mexico.
2009
  • Leader of BK delegation. Contributor to Press Conference. ‘Climate and Consciousness’. COP 15: UN Climate Change Conference. Organised by UN. Bella Center, Copenhagen, Denmark.
  • Moderator of panel discussion with Prof Wangari Maathai (Nobel Laureate, Kenya), Dr Maurice F. Strong (Former UN Under-Secretary-General, Canada), Prof Dr Phra Dharmakosajarn (Rector MCU, Thailand), Dr Vandana Shiva (Environmentalist, India) and Swami Veda Bharati (Sadhana Mandir Ashram, India). ‘Voices of Hope: Responding to the Call of the Earth’. COP 15: UN Climate Change Conference. Organised by Global Peace Initiative of Women. National Museum, Copenhagen, Denmark.
  • Contributor. ‘Spirit and Science in agreement on the Climate Crisis’. COP 15: UN Climate Change Conference. Press event. Organised by The Interfaith Declaration on Climate Change and 350.org. Bella Center, Copenhagen, Denmark.
  • Guest speaker with the Rt Hon Bishop Charles Caruana (Chief Minister, Gibraltar) and others. ‘Discover the Heart and Peace of Happiness’. United Nations International Day of Peace. Sponsored by the Alwani Trust. John Mackintosh Hall, Gibraltar, UK.
2002
  • Member of BK delegation. World Summit on Sustainable Development. Organised by UN. Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa.
  • Speaker. ‘Dignity and Ageing’. ‘The elders’ responsibility as promoters of peace. From inner peace to world peace’. 2nd World Assembly on Ageing. Organised by UN. Madrid, Spain.
2001
  • Speaker. Women as Actors for Human Well-Being and Economic Security. Organised by Special committee of International NGOs on Human Rights (Geneva). Brussels, Belgium.
2000
  • Member of BK delegation. Millennium World Peace Summit. Organised by The World Council of Religious Leaders. United Nations, New York NY, USA.
  • Panellist with Alfredo Sfeir-Younis (World Bank Special Representative to the UN & WTO, Geneva), Alphonse MacDonald (Director UNFPA Office, Geneva) and Dadi Janki (Co-Administrative Head, BKWSU) ‘Poverty, Marginalization and Destitution: Can These Be Eradicated?’ Geneva 2000 Forum: The Human Aspects of Social Integration. Organised by UN. Geneva, Switzerland.
  • Speaker. Statement to the Ad Hoc Committee. Special Session of the UN General Assembly on Social Development. Organised by UN. Geneva, Switzerland.
1995
  • Workshop presenter. 4th World Conference on Women – Action for Equality, Development and Peace. Organised by UN. Beijing, China.
  • Workshop presenter. NGO Forum on Women. Organised by UN. Huairou, China.
1992
  • Participant. Preparatory meetings leading up to the Rio Earth Summit. Organised by UN. Geneva, Switzerland.
  • Participant. Preparatory meetings leading up to the Rio Earth Summit. Organised by UN. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
1989
  • Speaker with the His Grace Robert Runcie (Archbishop of Canterbury, UK). 3rd Convocation of World Thanksgiving. Organised by UN. Roman Catholic University, Dallas TX, USA.
  • Speaker. Seeking the True Meaning of Peace. Organised by University for Peace. UN University of Peace, San Jose, Costa Rica.
  • Speaker. Building Understanding and Respect Between People of Diverse Religions or Beliefs. Organised by UN. Warsaw, Poland.
  • Presenter. Mount Abu Declaration. Presentation. Organised by BKUN. Geneva, Switzerland.
1988
  • Speaker. Building Understanding and Respect Between People of Diverse Religions or Beliefs. Organised by UN. Geneva, Switzerland.
  • Speaker. ‘Together for Peace’. World Day of Peace Conference. Organised by UN NGOs. Geneva, Switzerland.
1986
  • Speaker. Together for Peace. Organised by UN NGOs. Geneva, Switzerland.
  • Speaker. ‘Cultural Diversity and the Common Ground’. 18th SID World Congress: World Development: Risks and Opportunity. Organised by Society of International Development. Rome, Italy.
1983
  • Member of the Working Committee. Pacem in Terris Society (Peace on Earth Society). Organised by UN. New York NY, USA.