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Advocacy at the High Level Political Forum (HLPF) and Summit of the Future (SOTF) 2024

Our Official Side Events HLPF 2024

Unity - A Pathway to Achieving a Thriving Planet 

Unity against poverty, hunger, injustice, and our fragmentation to respond to multiple global crises

July 10, 2024 
11:30 am - 1:00 pm EST
Baha'i International Community, 866 United Nations Plaza #120, New York, NY 10017

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AHAM Represents Civil Society at HLPF


We are excited that our Youth Representative to the UN from Honduras, Maira Alejandra Sierra Fuentes, was selected to deliver the Civil Society response to the Honduran government's Voluntary National Review (VNR) of their progress on implementing the SDGs. Please tune in at UNWebTV to see Alejandra in action on July 16 between 3-6pmEST.

Storytelling for Hope: Living the SDG Lifestyle

What does an SDG lifestyle look and feel like?

Interactive storytelling and co-visioning collective SDG lifestyles through mindfulness and art activities

July 15, 2024

1:15pm - 2:30 pm EST

Tzu Chi Center

229 E 60th Street New York, NY 10022

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Meet the Delegation


Knellee Bisram

CEO & Founder AHAM Education

Knellee Bisram, M.A. transitioned from her career in international relations and international consulting to dedicate her efforts to AHAM Education and partnerships that build mindful, resilient communities. Serving as Lead NGO Representative to the United Nations, she leverages regional, national and global multi-stakeholder partners to bring a nature-based, mindful approach to meeting 21st century global challenges affecting children, women, marginalized communities in education, water and climate justice, and women's well-being. Knellee is a Certified Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) instructor and Certified Center for Mind Body Medicine (CMBM) facilitator and is the co-creator of the Be Nature program. She holds a BA in languages, and a MA in International Relations and Latin American Studies.

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Michelle Salvatierra Peedin

AHAM United Nations Fellow and Youth Representative

Michelle Salvatierra Peedin, MSW is a queer Peruvian-American originally from North Carolina but has called New York City home since 2021. She graduated with a BA in Global Studies from UNC-Chapel Hill with a concentration in Social and Economic Justice in Latin America. Minoring in music, she credits her passion for culture and the arts for guiding her abroad to Costa Rica and Ireland. She continued her professional journey as a Fellow with Student Action with Farmworkers in Durham, NC. Guided by her personal spiritual journey, Michelle later worked as the Program Coordinator on the ecological justice and health & wholeness teams at the NC Council of Churches. In the wake of 2020, she felt called to the intersection of healing justice and ecological justice which led her to pursue her Masters in Social Work at Columbia University. While at Columbia, she served as a clinical social worker supporting Black and Brown youth and homebound older adults. Michelle served as the chair of Lila Latinx LGBTQ+ Initiative, the Multiracial Caucus at Columbia’s School of Social Work, and the Environmental Justice Initiative at the CSSW Action Lab.

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Maira Alejandra Fuentes

AHAM UN Youth Representative (LAC)

International relations specialist, Former manager of the cultural affairs at the Peruvian embassy, representative member of Honduras in Expo2020 Dubai, Member of Rotary International, currently volunteers as an economic development promoter in Latin American countries assisting businesses in expanding into the International Market.

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