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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I TOO NOW STATE THAT I AM A FEMINIST WITH THE HOPE THAT MANY OTHERS WILL ALSO FOLLOW

CONFERENCE ON
PEACE, WOMEN, SECURITY & SECULARISM
Towards the 19th Anniversary of the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 (2000) on Women and Peace and Security
and
in support of SDGs #5, #16 and #17
by Sevgin OKTAY, Representative of The Light Millennium to the UN Department of Global Communications
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WOMEN AND GIRLS ARE AN INDISPENSABLE AND EQUAL PART OF OUR COMMON HUMANITY.

“Women have fulfilled their responsibilities with humility and human dignity and strong spirituality. I have personally witnessed these heroic and sacrificial contributions in my native country of Zambia and Southern Africa region during decades of the fight for freedom and independence from colonial and racist domination, Victory and liberation would not have been won without the vigilant and steadfast contributions of women in these nations and region.”


Below Remarks presented by Ambassador Isaiah Zimba CHABALA, Former Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Zambia to the United Nations and Humanitarian; Founder and President, Visionary Empowerment & Divine Empowerment Mission
during the Opening Session of the “Peace, Women, Security and Secularism” event in NYC on April 11, 2019.
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IF WE CARE ABOUT ADVANCING HUMAN DEVELOPMENT

“If we care about advancing human development, if we care about equality, if we care about achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals, then we need to run this race together—because when you want to go fast, go alone, when you want to go far, go together.” How far do we want to go?”
Presented by Jonathan CUMMINGS, Partnership Manager, World Human Accountability Organization
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VIOLENCE IS ENCOURAGED, PROTECTED AND EVEN NOURISHED UNDER THE SACRED MEANS OF RELIGION

I am honored to be here as a contemporary author of modern Turkey where great leader Atatürk introduced secularism, ninty one years ago.

I feel so lucky to have grown up in Atatürk’s Turkey,  and also in a family where girls, for generations, had been raised as praised individuals with rights to study, to choose their way of life,  to choose their husbands with whom they stood beside with love all the way. Those women were strong and brave and they set a great example for me.
Presented by
Nermin BEZMEN
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WHERE WE STAND ON AS A TURKISH-AMERICAN WOMEN ORGANIZATION IN THE U.S!

Excellencies, Mr. Faircloth, Colleagues, and Friends,
I am Sermin Özçilingir, President of the Turkish Women’s League of America (TWLA).
We are very excited to be a part of as one of the co-sponsors of the “PEACE, WOMEN, SECURITY AND SECULARISM” program.  
In my speech, I would like to relate our organization’s mission and programs with SDG-5 and SDG-16 in connection with the secular education and democratic societies and institutions.
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EMPOWERING WOMEN THROUGH MUSIC EDUCATION

In commemoration of the 19th Anniversary of the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325
Good Afternoon,
I am, Dr. Aysegul Durakoglu, honored to be a part of the Light Millennium’s Program on the Peace, Women, Security and Secularism to commemorate the 20th Anniversary of the United Nations Security Council Resolution.  As an educator in higher education and an active musician, I would like to focus on education to empowering women to conquer their struggles in finding opportunity for an equal education;
and, to touch upon the issues of gender equality in the music industry.
Presented by Ayşegül DURAKOĞLU, PhD, Pianist and Professor of Music,
Stevens Institute of Technology.
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“WE SHOULD NEVER FORGET THAT WHEN WOMEN – HALF OF WORLD’S SEVEN PLUS BILLION PEOPLE – ARE MARGINALIZED.”

Keynote Speech* by
Ambassador Anwarul K. CHOWDHURY
Former Under-Secretary-General
and High Representative of the United Nations;
Initiator of UNSCR 1325 as President of UN Security Council and
Founder of the Global Movement for the Culture of Peace (GMCoP)
at the P R O G R A M M E on PEACE, WOMEN, SECURITY & SECULARISM
presented by the The Light Millennium and Co-Organizer/Co-Sponsors
New York,   11 April 2019
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HUMAN RIGHTS FOR WOMEN AND MINORITIES AND SECULARISM IN THE INTERNATIONAL ORDER

Sean FAIRCLOTH, Author, “Attack of the Theocrats: How The Religious Right Harms Us All and What We Can Do About it” & Former Mayor and State Senator of Bangor, Maine, presented below Keynote Speech on Secularism.

Faircloth’s Keynote Speech on “Secularism” of the “PEACE, WOMEN, SECURITY & SECULARISM” Event, which took place at the Salvation Army Intl. Social Justice Commission in NYC on Thursday, April 11, 2019. Presented by The Light Millennium
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WE AIM TO BRING BACK THE “SECULARISM” CONCEPT INTO THE DISCUSSION IN CORRELATION WITH THE UNSCR 1325 AND SDGs TO THE UN GROUND

Concept Note:
PEACE, WOMEN, SECURITY & SECULARISM
Towards the 19th Anniversary of the United Nations Security Council
Resolution 1325 (2000) on Women and Peace and Security

And
In support of the SDGs#5, #16 and #17
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Invitation: PEACE, WOMEN, SECURITY & SECULARISM – April 11

Towards the 19th Anniversary of the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 (2000) on Women and Peace and Security
and
In support of the SDGs#5, #16 and #17

Invitation (pdf) | as an image

Draft Concept Note
http://lightmillennium.org/events/2019/april-11-conceptnote-1325-and-secularism.pdf

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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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19 MAYIS: TÜRK VE DÜNYA GENÇLİĞİNE ORTAK BİR MESAJ

Uyarlamadır:

Türkiye Cumhuriyeti’nin kurucusu Mustafa Kemal Atatürk’ün “Gençliğe Hitabesi”nden uyarlanmış olan aşağıdaki metin, Türkiye’nin bugün ve geleceğinin tüm genç kuşaklarına olduğu kadar,  aynı zamanda  Birleşmiş Milletler’in “Gençlik ve Spor” Programları ve iki Dünya Günü (6 Nisan ve 12 Ağustos) çerçevesinde, dünya gençliğine de bir armağandır.
Bu ‘ortak mesaj’, ilk kez “Sağlıklı Gençlik Gelişimi, Sürdürülebilirlik  ve Barış için Spor” adlı, “The Light Millennium” un  West Park Lisesi, Manhattan da gerçekleştirilmiş olduğu 18 Mayıs 2015’de ki etkinliğinde Melis Çokuluslu ve Aybüke Ulutaş tarafından sunulmuş olup, İngilizce metin üzerinden Türkçe’ye Bircan Ünver tarafından uyarlanmıştır.
Bu mesaja, “Küresel Hedefler de Spor | ISPESCONGRESS2018” ana başlığında ki Nişantaşı Üniversitesi’nde 26 – 28 Nisan 2018 tarihleri arasında gerçekleştirilmiş olan konferansın 26 Nisan’daki Açılış Bölümü‘nü takip eden ilk panelde ki Power Point sunum için de yer verilmiştir.
Türkiye ve yeryüzünde yaşayan tüm gençlerin ve aklı-ruhu genç ve aydınlık olan her yaştan tüm gençlerin 19 Mayıs’ını yürekten kutluyorum. Aynı zamanda,  tüm Dünya Gençliği’ne de ülkeleri bazında ve küresel boyutta, 19 Mayıs’in özü ve vizyonunda GENÇLİK VE SPOR Bayramları diliyorum. – B.Ü.  19 Mayıs 2018

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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.