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|1925 (Early in the year)
||Johanne Sorensen became a Bahá’í in Hawaii, the first Dane to accept the Faith. She returned to Denmark soon afterwards and remained the only Bahá’í there for 21 years.
|1947 17 Nov
||The first two Danes to accept the Faith, May Marit Vestby and Palle Benemann Bischoff became Bahá’ís.
||May Marit Vestby; Palle Benemann Bischoff
|1950 4–30 Jul
||The third European Teaching Conference was held in Copenhagen. [BW12:49]
177 Bahá’ís from 22 countries attended.
||Copenhagen; Denmark; Europe
||Conferences, Bahai; Conferences, Teaching; Conferences, International
|1952 12 Nov
||Dagmar Dole, pioneer to Alaska and Denmark, passed away in Glion, Switzerland.
Shoghi Effendi said she was the ‘first to give her life for the Cause in the European project’. [BW12:702; ZK66–7]
For her obituary see BW12:701–2.
||Glion; Switzerland; Alaska; United States; Denmark
||Dagmar Dole; In memoriam; Births and deaths
||The National Spiritual Assembly of Denmark was formed. [BW13:283]
For picture see BW13:276.
|1995 Mar 3 – 12
||The Bahá'í International Community and Bahá'ís from many countries participated in the United Nations World Summit for Social Development and the parallel Forum ‘95 for non-governmental organizations in Copenhagen. [BINS337:1–2]
For a report of the Bahá'í involvement in the Summit see BW94–5:37–6.
For the text of The Prosperity of Humankind the Bahá'í International Community statement released at the Summit, see BW94–5 273–96.
For pictures see BW94–5:39, 43, 45.
||United Nations Summits; Bahai International Community; Social and economic development; Prosperity of Humankind (statement); BIC statements; Statements; Publications
|2009 7 – 18 Dec
||The Copenhagen Climate Change Conference raised climate change policy to the highest political level. Close to 115 world leaders attended the high-level segment, making it one of the largest gatherings of world leaders ever outside UN headquarters in New York. More than 40,000 people, representing governments, nongovernmental organizations, intergovernmental organizations, faith-based organizations, media and UN agencies applied for accreditation. The delegation of the Bahá'í International Community, registered with the United Nations as an international nongovernmental organization, comprised some 20 people. [BWNS742]
||Climate change; Environment; United Nations; United Nations conferences; BWNS
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