BPUR International was registered in the United Kingdom as a Non-profit NGO on 26 February 2019 after overwhelming support for an article by founder Salam Sarhan, published in The Independent on 31 January 2019, highlighting why the international community is in desperate need of such a treaty to deal with current and future conflicts.
On 15 July 2020, BPUR International held the inaugural Board of Trustees meeting, which appointed members of the Board, approved our constitution and endorsed the initial proposed treaty. During the meeting, members of the board elected Naguib Sawiris as chair of the board, Salam Sarhan as secretary general and Mila Bessmann as treasurer.
The NGO has a small team of executives, supported by members of the board, legislative sponsors, advisory council, institutional and individual supporters. All teams work together to lobby Legislators and officials worldwide to secure formal governmental adoption of the proposed treaty in order to table it at the United Nations General Assembly.
After enacting the proposed treaty, BPUR International will go on to establish a global monitor to expose all political abuses of religion that violate the terms of the treaty.