Bani Dugal is the Principal Representative of the Bahá’í International Community to the UN.
She is serving as the Vice Chair of the Steering Committee of the NGO Working Group on the Security Council. She is the Vice President of the NGO Committee on Freedom of Religion or Belief, past Chair of the NGO Committee on the Status of Women, past Chair of the Global Forum of the NGO Committee on UNICEF, amongst several positions she has held at the UN in NY.
Ms. Dugal holds a Master's degree (LL.M) in Environmental Law from Pace University School of Law, New York and a law degree (LL.B) from the University of Delhi, India. She has authored published articles, statements and papers.
Prior to relocating to the U.S. in 1988, she practiced law before the Supreme Court of India.
She has participated in many high-level events, including: UNWomen Intergenerational Dialogue Day at the 59th CSW/Beijing+20 (2015), and World Economic Forum (2005, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018), International Inter-religious Conference on Faith in Human Rights in The Hague (2008), and the Conference commemorating the UN Declaration on Religious Tolerance and Non-Discrimination (2006) and the GA High Level Session (2016).