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 an ‘International Treaty to Ban the Political Use of Religion’ 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 assigned, Salam Sarhan as secretary general to manage the organisation.
The management of the NGO has is supported by members of the board, legislative sponsors, ambassadors, advisory council, institutional and individual supporters. All teams are working 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 report on all violations of the Treaty by providing verified data that would empower governments, organisations and individuals to apply political pressure to stop such violations.