MAHATMA GANDHI IN TUNE

Celebrating Gandhi’s 149th Birthday, and in support of The United Nations’  International Day of Nonviolence on 2 October, which is ‘the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi for whom non-violence was at the center of his life and thought.’
Rene by WADLOW, President
Association of World Citizen
“I do not believe that the spiritual law works in a field of its own.  On the contrary, it expresses itself only through the ordinary activities of life.  It thus affects the economic, the social and the political fields.
– Mohandas K. Gandhi
For Gandhi, non-violence was an expression of spiritual law, the way in which the spiritual energy of the universe manifested itself in physical form. “There is a soul force in the universe which, if we permit it, will flow through us and produce miraculous results.”  There were three aspects of life in which Gandhi was particularly concerned with the expression of the spiritual law of non-violence.  The first was his own personal atunement with the spiritual energy, which he sometimes called ‘God’ or ‘Truth’ or ‘Love’ but often left unnamed.  He also believed that this spiritual atunement had to be followed by the persons working closely with him — a view which often led to difficulties as many of his followers saw non-violence as an effective technique against English domination and not necessarily as a guiding principle of life.

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THE RIGHT TO PEACE: WOMEN AND YOUTH THROUGH CULTURE

First Ladies High-Level Forum
at the #UNGA 73rd Session
INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACE –
SDG#16 | 21 SEPTEMBER 2018

 

I was privileged being a keynote speaker at the First Ladies High-Level Forum in correlation with the #UNGA73 First Ladies High-Level Forum along with the celebration of the International Day of Peace in New York City on Friday, September 21, 2018.
The presented title of my speech is: “WE HAVE A PROBLEM… AND, THE SOLUTION…”

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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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DÜNYA SİLAHLANDIKÇA YOKSULLAŞIYOR…

ARAŞTIRMA YAZISI –  Bölüm III  – Yazan: Naci KAPTAN

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DÜNYA SİLAHLANDIKÇA YOKSULLAŞIYOR…
“Dünya Bankası, artan yoksulluktan küreselleşme politikalarını sorumlu tutmak bir yana, bu politikalar uyarınca gerçekleştirilen reformların “yeterince başarılı” biçimde yürütülmemesinin yoksulluğu arttırdığını saptıyor.”
II. SİLAHLANMAYA AYRILMIŞ OLAN PAY, BM’nin 2030 HEDEFLERİ ÖNÜNDEKİ EN BÜYÜK ENGELDİR.
I. 2030 BM SÜRDÜRÜLEBİLİR KALKINMA HEDEFLERİ VE SİLAH ÜRETİMİ 

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SİLAHLANMAYA AYRILMIŞ OLAN PAY, BM’nin 2030 HEDEFLERİ ÖNÜNDEKİ EN BÜYÜK ENGELDİR.

SİLAH ÜRETİMİ – KÜRESEL YOKSULLUK VE İNSAN HAKLARI:
2030 BM SÜRDÜRÜLEBİLİR KALKINMA HEDEFLERİ
ARAŞTIRMA YAZISI –  Bölüm II  – Yazan: Naci KAPTAN
DÜNYA SİLAHLANDIKÇA YOKSULLAŞIYOR…
SİLAH ÜRETİMİ
BM TÜRKİYE DERGİSİ  Temmuz – Eylül 2012 tarihli sayısında BM genel Sekreteri Ban Ki-moon silahlanma için şöyle diyordu:
“Aşırı silahlanmış dünyamızda barış için ayrılan kaynaklar yetersiz kalıyor.  Uluslararası silah ticaretiyle ilgili yetersiz seviyedeki yasalar insanların korkunç bedeller ödemesine yol açıyor. Geçtiğimiz ay, birbiri ile çatışan çıkarlar bu alanda büyük bir ihtiyaç haline gelen uluslararası bir anlaşmaya varılmasına engel oldu. Buna ilave olarak, küresel boyutta güçlü ve artan bir şekilde desteklenmesine rağmen, nükleer silahsızlanma çabalarında da ilerleme sağlanamadı.”

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Book Review: JOURNEY INTO EUROPE

by EJAZ RAHIM
Journey into Europe: Islam, Immigration and Identity”
As far  back as 1996, the distinguished scholar W. Montgomery Watt described Dr Akbar Ahmed as ‘a contemporary spokesman for Islam’. That epithet remains apt even now but, based on the sum total of his writings and work, he is widely respected today as an anthropologist, teacher, researcher, scholar in comparative religion, a committed public intellectual promoting inter-faith harmony and a leading authority on contemporary Islam.
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“RURAL AND URBAN ACTIVIST TRANSFORMING WOMEN’S LIVES”

#TIMEIsNOW: RURAL AND URGAN ACTIVIST TRANSFORMING WOMEN’S LIVES |
International Women’s Day
Dated: Wednesday, March 7, 2018
Venue: GA Hall,UNHQ, New YorK
The Event is organized by UN WOMEN Under this year’s theme, Time is Now: Rural and Urban Activists Transforming Women’s Lives, events around the world will capture the vibrant work of activists and their mobilization for change.
Report & Photos by SHIRISH BOHARA, The Light Millennium, Youth
NGO Rep. to the United Nations Department of Public Information

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“JOURNEY INTO EUROPE: TURBULENT AND MIGHTY CONTINENT”

This piece is an excerpt from Chapter 1 of the new book,
“Journey into Europe: Islam, Immigration, and Identity”.

 Chapter 1 – Europe: Turbulent and Mighty Continent

by AKBAR AHMED
“In that encounter in the gloomy basement in Athens, I witnessed the problems of Europe today. I saw the need to conduct a detailed study of Europe based on fieldwork to look at precisely these issues. I saw the desperate need to discover a paradigm or method for the future that would allow Europe’s different cultures and peoples to understand one another better in order to live together in peace and harmony. To do so, we needed to locate an effective conceptual frame for our study in the context of the social sciences. I thus consulted the scholars who could best guide us.”

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#UNESCO SCIENCE FOR WATER SDG 6

#SCIENCEforWATER: Effective Solutions for Achieving SDG6 and Water-related Goals and Targets of the 2030

Joint #UNESCO AND JRC (EC Joint Research Centre) Information Session with participation of the President of the General Assembly at the United Nations Conference Room# 5, NYC (Feb. 20, 2018).
In the context of the International Decade for Action: Water for Sustainable Development (2018 – 2028), the meeting informed Member States on the collective contributions of UNESCO and JRC to the Implementation of SDG 6 and other water-related goals and targets.

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