Temple of Understanding

Organization's name: Temple of Understanding
Organization's acronym: TOU
Headquarters address  
Address: 777 UN Plaza, 3rd Floor
New York, New York
United States of America
Email: groveharris@gmail.com
Web site: www.templeofunderstanding.org
Organization type: Non-governmental organization
  • English


Areas of expertise & Fields of activity:
Economic and Social:
  • Climate Change
  • Debt Relief
  • Development
  • Education
  • Financing for Development
  • Human Rights
  • Indigenous Peoples
  • Justice
  • Religion
  • Social Development
  • Statistics
  • Sustainable Development

Gender Issues and Advancement of Women:
  • Advocacy and outreach
  • Education and training of women
  • Human rights of women
  • Indigenous women
  • Institutional mechanisms for the advancement of women
  • Millennium Development Goals
  • Policy advice
  • Women and poverty
  • Women and the environment
  • Women and the media
  • Women in power and decision-making

Sustainable Development:
  • Education
Geographic scope: International
Country of activity:
  • Australia
  • United States of America
  • United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
  • India
Millennium Development Goals:
  • Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger
  • Promote gender equality and empower women
  • Ensure environmental sustainability
  • Develop global partnership for development
Mission statement:
Year established (YYYY): 1960
Year of registration (YYYY): 1995
Organizational structure: New York Headquarters 7 TOU Centers in India
Number and type of members: 3500
Affiliation with NGO networks: Tri-Partite Forum; UNEP; DPI Conference Planning; Proposal for UN Decade for Interreligious Understanding
Funding structure:
  • Membership fees or dues
  • Fees for education and training services
  • Donations and grants from domestic sources
Funding structure other: Foundation Grants

Additional Information

Sustainable Development

Major group affiliation:
  • Non-governmental organization