The Baha'i Faith is a religion of the followers of Baha'u'llah. The Baha'i Faith is the youngest of the world's religions and is now, in 1993, established in more than 181 countries of the world, and translated into more than 800 languages. Although it began in a Muslim country, Iran, the Baha'i Faith is as distinct from Islam as Christianity is from Judaism, and it is a world religion which has spread to almost every corner of the globe within its first 150 years. The Baha'i International Community is co-operating closely with the United Nations to achieve the goals of world peace, universal human rights and full economic and social development of the peoples of this planet. It was granted consultative status with the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) in 1970 and has permanent representatives at the United Nations headquarters in New York and Geneva and with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) in Nairobi.