PATHWAYS TO A MORE PEACEFUL AND SUSTAINABLE WORLD: THE TRANSFORMATIVE POWER OF CHILDREN AND FAMILIES

I pledge to be a global citizen and help bring PEACE for one and all:
By treating all children with love, hope, and kindness;
By respecting and helping others every day; and
By thinking about how I can work with others to bring positive change in my home, neighborhood, workplace, community, and the world at large with help from the Early Childhood Peace Consortium https://ecdpeace.org/.”
by James LECKMAN, MD, PhD
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FRIENDLY HEADS-UP: UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES

The Light Millennium organization being always on the lookout for the future well-being of humanity for current actions, once again shed light-pun intended- on some of the good intentions of the bold United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals(SDGs) that were discussed at the 68th UN Civil Society Conference that was held in Salt Lake City  during 26-28 August 2019. 
Report by Sevgin OKTAY, Representative of The Light Millennium to the United Nations Department of Global Communications

• RUN-DOWN and Welcoming • PHOTO Album of the Workshop | • BOOKLET with Bios (Abstract included) | • FLYER • MEDIA Release (Updated on August 19, 2019) | • Photo Album

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MAHATMA GANDHI AND THE SCULPTOR

British Prime Minister David Cameron unveils Mahatma Gandhi statue in London. Photo: ©British Crown copyright/Arron Hoare.
– A personal view by Harvey TORDOFF
“Bearing in mind he was a thorn in the flesh of the British Government during most of his life it says a great deal about his legacy that he has been honoured in sight of Parliament and says a lot about Britain that they should place his sculpture where it is.”
– Philip Jackson, Sculptor
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INVITE: “IN A GENTLE WAY, YOU CAN SHAKE THE WORLD” MAHATMA GANDHI ~ THE MAN OF MILLENNIUM

“In a Gentle Way You Can Shake the World” was deliberately chosen as a sub-title. It refers to his historical backdrop along with Gandhi’s belief in humanity at large, which applies even very much in present and future times to achieve global sustainable culture of peace in a “Gentle Way” yet “can shake the world” and change in a positive direction.  150 years have passed since his birth and 61 years since his assassination, yet world’s conditions, conflicts and wars are much harsher and tragic now than Gandhi’s lifetime or 20th century at large. Gandhi believed in inner peace, global peace and unity for all.

From the Concept Note | Pdf

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ATAA PRESIDENT GÖKHAN ÖZALP: “NOW THE CHILDREN AND THE SECOND GENERATION OF THIS THIRD WAVE IS OUR TARGET.”


TurkishLibrary.Us proudly presents an exclusive interview with the President, Assembly of Turkish American Associations (ATAA), GÖKHAN ÖZALP on the ATAA’s 40th Anniversary Celebration along with the 100th Anniversary of the start of Turkish War of Independence and Turkish Revolution through a long-day Conference in Arlington, DC on October 5, 2019.
This interview mainly looks through internally the ATAA’s 40 years’ background as the largest Turkish-American Organization in the U.S. It brings in Mr. Ozalp’s his own personnel involvement story with the ATAA along with it reveals ATAA’s current and near-future priorities and visions towards a more connected, unified, mobilized, effective and dynamic Turkish-American Community in the U.S.
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HOW TO PROTECT INDEPENDENT SCIENCE AND ENSURE OUR INNOVATIONS ARE IN TUNE WITH OUR HEALTH AND HUMAN RIGHTS? A Necessity for Free and Healthy Communities

“A free and unbiased science is essential for resilient and sustainable cities.  Otherwise, business plans will become entrenched in untested technologies, which it will become too difficult and unwieldy to back away from.  We will have become a highly inflexible and un-resilient, and secretive, society.”

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 >
NOTES – References | GLOSSARY

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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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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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"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.