HOW TO PROTECT INDEPENDENT SCIENCE AND ENSURE OUR INNOVATIONS ARE IN TUNE WITH OUR HEALTH AND HUMAN RIGHTS?

We must be just as careful on the international level not to let the UN and its SDGs to be used as a kind of banner for larger industry purposes.  This is essential if one truly wants to win the hearts and minds of the world at large for the sustainable development program. 

Written & Presented by JULIE MARDIN, Researcher-Author, Digital Artist and Representative of The Light Millennium to the UN Department of Global Communications (New York).
WORKSHOP: GREAT GOALS, UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES: How to handle the complexity of our technology, and make true progress for our social and environmental well being

Organized & Presented by The Light Millennium
as part of
The 68th United Nations Civil Society Conference

BUILDING INCLUSIVE AND SUSTAINABLE CITIES AND COMMUNITIES
26 – 28 August 2019, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
For the full text of this paper (Pdf), please click on here >

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“HOW TO PREVENT THE PROLIFERATION OF HATE SPEECH WITHIN THE CONTOURS OF FREEDOM OF SPEECH…

Digital art design by Julie Mardin
“As new channels for hate speech are reaching wider audiences than ever at lightning speed, we all – the United Nations, governments, technology companies, educational institutions – need to step up our response.”
UN Secretary General António Guterres
Paper presentation by Sevgin OKTAY, Representative of The Light Millennium to the United Nations Department of Global Communications
Workshop titled: GREAT GOALS, UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES:  How to handle the complexity of our technology, and make true progress for our social and environmental well being
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MAHATMA GANDHI ~ THE MAN OF MILLENNIUM

“In a Gentle Way, You Can Shake the World”

The Light Millennium, Consulate General of India in New York, Shanti Fund and Anuvrat Global Organization (Anuvibha) take immense pleasure to invite you on the eve of Mahatma Gandhi’s 150 birth anniversary.
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CAN RESPONSIBLE CONSUMPTION PAVE THE WAY FOR THE ECO-SUSTAINABILITY OF THE FUTURE?

Below paper written by Dr. Sohan Lal GANDHI, International President, Anuvrat Global Organization, associated with the United Nations Department of Global Communications.
Presented by: Arvind VORA, Representative of Anuvrat Global Organization to the United Nations Department of Global Communications;
at the following titled Workshop, “Great Goals, Unintended Consequences: How to handle the complexity of our technology, and make true progress for our social and environmental well being“, which was led by The Light Millennium Organization
as part of
The 68th United Nations Civil Society Conference,
Salt Lake City, Utah
On August 26 – 28, 2019
Workshop Date: Wednesday, August 28
Venue: Salt Lake City Palace
Room# 151 DEF
Time: 10:00 – 11:15 a.m.
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REPORT on: GREAT GOALS, UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES…

“— A company can create a product, but what we use and not use is still up to us.”
—  “We should remember our power as consumers.” 
— “Hold corporations accountable, it’s as simple as that.”
—  “We need easier access to scientific studies for the regular citizen.”
– From the Interactive Session

Report by Julie MARDIN, Representative of The Light Millennium to the United Nations Department of Global Communications
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KAZAKHSTAN DEPOSITED RATIFICATION DOCUMENT WITH UN TO NUCLEAR BAN TREATY

NEW YORK, August 29, 2019. Kazakhstan has deposited with the United Nations Secretariat the ratification instrument to the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW). The ceremony took place on the International Day against Nuclear Tests. This year, the UN officially commemorates the Tenth Anniversary of the Day.
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GREAT GOALS, UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES:  How to handle the complexity of our technology…

GREAT GOALS, UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES:  How to handle the complexity of our technology, and make true progress for our social and environmental well being
Immediate Media Release | August 7, 2019 (updated on August 19, 2019)
www.lightmillennium.org | www.turkishlibrary.us
Workshop Date:  On Wednesday, August 28, 2019 | Venue: Salt Lake City Palace,  Utah
Room# 151 DEF | Time: 10:00 – 11:15 a.m.
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YOUTH JOURNALISTS AND VIDEOGRAPHERS: Meet UNESCO

–– Book review by Patrick SCIARRATTA*
In the Spring 2019, the Director of the Media Education Center in Belgrade introduced me to a new ‘Handbook for Journalism Education and Training’ from UNESCO (the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization, in Paris). 
MEC Director Miomir Rajcevic introduced me to the ‘handbook’ that is in fact a full course workup, reviewing at first what has been called ‘fake news,’ but discusses the topic in much greater detail – and its title betrays its thoughts on the subject.
Journalism, Fake News, and Disinformation” is the actual title.  (Available free, at: https://unesdoc.unesco.org/ark:/48223/pf0000265552)
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19TH MELAKA INTERNATIONAL YOUTH DIALOGUE “YOUTH DECONSTRUCTING FAKE NEWS”

23RD – 27TH JUNE 2019 LA BOSS HOTEL, MELAKA, MALAYSIA DECLARATION
1 PREAMBLE

1.1 We, the young people from 33 countries around the world, attended the 19th Melaka International Youth Dialogue (MIYD), convened in Melaka from 23rd – 27th June, 2019 for an annual programme organized by the World Assembly of Youth (WAY).

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PLANET OR PLASTIC?

                

Following a field expedition in India, Heather Koldewey, co-lead of the National Geographic Society’s Plastic Work and Sara Hylton, an award-winning photographer from National Geographic explain that people are unable to make the connection between dumping plastic into rivers and the impact on ocean pollution.

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LMTV: NMSINFONIETTA, KIRMIZI BİBER, Maestro AYKAL & GÖKTEN ÜÇ ELMA DÜŞTÜ…

The Light Millennium Televizyonu – LMTV / Türkçe Sunar:

LMTV 2019 Ağustos | YAYIN AKIŞI
Yapım – Yönetim ve Sunan: Bircan Ünver
Bülten Tarihi: 5 Ağustos 2019

Ticari olmayan kamu yararına programlar…
• Dil: Ağustos ayı yayınlarımız Türkçe’dir.
Yerelden Küresele…
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CERVANTES IN ISTANBUL

Miguel de Cervantes (1547 – 1616)
Photo credit WeLoveIst
In mid- 16th century, an Italian family wanted their 11-year old son to be a Minister. However, in their home-town there was no Ministerial school. They decided to send the child to Napoli – by boat!  In that era the Turkish corsairs (pirates) dominated The Mediterranean. They captured the ship in which the child was travelling.  They brought the child to Istanbul.      
by Ayhan ÖZER           
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Prof. Dr. ÖVGÜN AHMET ERCAN: BİLİM ADAMI, TÜRK DİLİ ARAŞTIRMACISI, JEOFİZİK YÜKSEK MÜHENDİSİ, YAZAR…

15 Mart 1948 ‘de Aydın-Nazilli’de doğdu. Bilim adamı, Türk Dili Araştırmacısı, Jeofizik Yüksek Mühendisi, Çağımcı(gazeteci), Yazar, Düşünür, Sivil Toplum Örgütçüsüdür.

Prof. Dr. Övgün Ahmet ERCAN 

Bitirdiği bilimteyler-üniversiteler; İstanbul Üniv.(Lisans)1970, ABD’de Stanford Üniv.(M.Sc)1973, Colorado CSM(Ph.D)1975, MIT(Post Doktora) 1980. 1975 – 2004 arası İTÜ Maden Fakültesi Jeofizik Mühendisliğinde tam gün, 1987-2004 Yarı zamanlı. Emeklilik sonrası Yeditepe İle Maltepe Üniversiteleri İnşaat Mühendisliği Bölümlerinde öğretim üyeliği yapmıştır.
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YAVUZ ÖZKAN: “BİLGİSİZLİK, İNSAN YAŞAMININ EN ZAHMETSİZ İŞİDİR”

SUNUŞ – 2 – ÖZET (2. ve son bölüm): Çok değerli sinema yönetmeni, senarist, oyun yazarı, düşünce insanı, oyuncu ve Z-1 Film Atölyesi‘yle birlikte birçok kültür ve meslek kurumunun da kurucusu ve eğitimci olan Yavuz Özkan (21 Temmuz 1942), maalesef aramızdan 22 Mayıs 2019 tarihinde ayrılarak, geride yeri doldurulamaz bir boşluk bırakmıştır.
Aşağıdaki söyleşi, Hürriyet-Gösteri Dergisi’nde Ekim 1995 sayısında yayınlanmıştır.
Bu söyleşi, Özkan’ın genel olarak o tarihe kadar yapmış olduğu filmlerinin genel bir çerçevesini çizmekle birlikte, artık edebiyete intikal etmiş olan Usta Yönetmen’in filmlerine ilişkin, kendi ifadesiyle geride bırakmış olduğu ve “Yavuz Özkan Film“lerini bilmeyen genç kuşak sinema öğrencileri, sinemaseverler ve genel izleyici ve de tüm merak edenler için, arşivlerden tarayarak* ve aradan tam 24 yıl sonra, online yayınlayarak her kesitten ilgilisine ulaştırmayı hedefledik.
Bircan ÜNVER
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YAVUZ ÖZKAN’IN ANISINA: “ŞİMDİ VARSINIZ, AZ SONRA OLMAYABİLİRSİNİZ…”

Ya da 1995’te Z-1 FİLM ATÖLYESİ’nin KURULUŞ DÖNEMİNDEN BUGÜNE UZANAN BİR KAÇ ÇAĞRIŞIM…
Yaşamın bize ne zaman ne’yi neden sunmuş olduğunu belki o yaşanılan zaman içinde o kadar net görüp algılamak mümkün olamayabilir…

Soldan sağa: Yavuz Özkan, Aycan Çetin, Elvan Arpacık, Bircan Ünver, Olcay Ünver ve Mehmet Ali Uçar. Z-1 Film Atölyesi, Cihangir, İstanbul, 13 Şubat 2014.


“Şimdi varsınız, az sonra olmayabilirsiniz…”, bu söz, 22 Mayıs 2019 günü yeryüzünden göç ederek edebiyete intikal etmiş olan Usta Yönetmen Yavuz Özkan’a ait… Bu cümleyi kullanmış olduğu dönem, aynı zamanda, insanlık tarihinin yüz karası olan en karanlık tarihsel dönemlerden birine daha sonra yazı icinde değineceğiz. – Bircan Ünver, 8-10 Ağustos, 2019, New York

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"The U.S. Turkish Library & Museum For Friendship and Peace" project joined, and has been produced under the umbrealla of The Light Millennium Organization effective on October 15, 2015.