“EMPATHETIC SPEECH” PROPOSAL AS THE 18th GOAL IN THE 2030 AGENDA

2018 NGO REPORT

By SEVGIN OKTAY, The Light Millennium
NGO Representative to the United Nations Department of Public Information

I am pleased to report that during my first year as a Light Millennium NGO Representative to the UN/DPI, not only did I learn quite a few things from my attendance of several conferences, but I hope I was also able to contribute some ideas for the benefit of the United Nations as well as public at large. [Read more…]

Kitap Söyleşi: SANATIN LABİRENTLERİNDEN ~ IŞIK YOLLARINA…

Etkinlik Kitap Söyleşi & Imza Günü
Medya Bülteni | Tarih:  24 Eylül 2018

13-ekim-davetiye-kitap-soylesi-renkli (pdf)

Etkinlik Tarihi: Cumartesi, 13 Ekim  2018, New York
SANATIN LABİRENTLERİNDEN ~ IŞIK YOLLARINA…
Sanat üzerine Söyleşiler ve Denemeler (2016) & Şiir ve Şiirsel Günceler (2017);
Kitaplarının New York’taki ilk Tanıtım, Söyleşi, ve İmza gününe davetlisiniz…
Bircan Ünver’in IŞIK YOLLARINDA ~ İçindeki ışığı arayan tüm yeryüzü dostlarına… adlı kitabı, “Dünya Şiddetsizlik ve Barış” için “pasif direniş“in babası olan Mahatma Gandhi’nin doğum gününde 2 Ekim 2017 tarihinde çıkmıstır!
Bu etkinlik, aynı zamanda, IŞIK YOLLARINDA kitabının 1. basım yıldönümü olacaktır.
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TOWARDS PEOPLE-CENTERED MULTILATERAL COOPERATION IN A SPIRIT OF GLOBAL CITIZENSHIP

67th Annual UN.DPI/NGO Conference
United Nations Head Quarters New York | 22-23 August 2018
Highlights from the: Opening Plenary Session, Round Tables & Open Forum

 

Sevgin OKTAY, The Light Millennium
NGO Representative to the United Nations Department of Public Information
“Just 42 people own half the wealth of the world” …
“Civil society is bigger than any government.”
There are amazing things brewing at the United Nations, in which several The Light Millennium NGO representatives are privileged to participate.
And all this was aimed at “We the Peoples… Together Finding Global Solutions for Global Problemsunder the commitment to redouble UN.DPI/NGO efforts “to establish people-centered multilateral cooperation in a spirit of global citizenship.” Accordingly, we the NGOs called upon states, corporations, institutions, and other collective and individual stakeholders to join our efforts. By so doing, together we will further the 2030 Agenda” for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and “ensure that no one is left behind.”

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IMPORTANCE OF AN ENABLING LEGAL ENVIRONMENT FOR PRESS FREEDOM

25th celebration of  World Press Freedom Day 2018
“KEEPING POWER IN CHECK: Media, Justice and the Rule of Law”
A free press is essential for peace, justice and human rights for all. It is crucial to building transparent and democratic societies and keeping those in power accountable.  It is vital for sustainable development.  Journalists and media workers shine a light on local and global challenges and tell the stories that need to be told. Their services to the public is invaluable.  Laws that protect independent journalism, freedom of expression and the right to information need to be adopted, implemented and enforced.  Crimes against journalists must be prosecuted.  On World Press Freedom Day 2018, I call on governments to strengthen press freedom, and to protect journalists. Promoting a free press in standing up for our right to truth.”
– H.W. Mr. António Guterres, United Nations Secretary-General

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#REMEMBER: NEED TO PROTECT THE HUMAN DIGNITY AND HUMAN RİGHTS OF ALL PEOPLE

by Sevgin OKTAY, The Light Millennium
NGO Representative to the United Nations Department of Public Information

“The first Amendment of the United States constitution does not protect freedom of speech that promotes hatred and for that matter incitement to kill.  And yet, there are summer youth camps in this country where they incite young minds to harbor hatred and killing towards certain ethnic groups as can be found in some published books. The point was made that perhaps courts are not applying what the constitution provides.”

 

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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.