“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…]

BM’nin 2030 KÜRESEL HEDEFLERİ ve ÖZELLEŞTİRMELER, NBŞ, GDO & SAĞLIK Bölüm – 1

Derleyen: Naci KAPTAN

Türkiye’de uygulanmakta olan tarım ve özelleştirme politikaları BM’nin 2030 yılı hedeflerinle uyuşuyor mu ?
Bunun yanıtını verebilmek için ülkemizde gittikçe ivme kazanarak artan özelleştirmelerin  topluma olan etkilerini BM’nin 20130 HEDEFLERİ ışığında irdelemek gerektir.

 

 BM’nin SÜRDÜRÜLEBİLİR KALKINMA HEDEFLERİ NELERDİR?
Sürdürülebilir Kalkınma Hedefleri, diğer bir deyişle Küresel Hedefler, yoksulluğu ortadan kaldırmak, gezegenimizi korumak ve tüm insanların barış ve refah içinde yaşamasını sağlamak için evrensel eylem çağrısıdır. Bu 17 Hedef, Binyıl Kalkınma Hedeflerinin başarılarının üzerine inşa edilmekte; bir yandan da diğer önceliklerin yanı sıra iklim değişikliği, ekonomik eşitsizlik, yenilikçilik, sürdürülebilir tüketim, barış ve adalet gibi yeni alanları içeriyor. Hedefler birbiriyle bağlantılıdır; bir hedefte başarının anahtarı, birbiriyle ortak yönleri olan sorunları hep birlikte ele almaktır. [Read more…]

“BİR YILDIZ TOZUYUZ!” New York’ta bir Kitap Söyleşi’sinin ardından…

Etkinlik Foto-Albümü için yukarıdaki fotoğrafı tıklayınız!

SANATIN LABİRENTLERİNDEN ~ IŞIK YOLLARINA…  kitaplarının New York’taki ilk Tanıtım, Söyleşi ve İmza Gününe katılanlar, bu içerikte programların bir kereye mahsus değil bir çok yerde ve çok daha sık yapılması teklifinde bulundular…
Benzer talepler katılımcılardan bir kaç kişi tarafından yinelendi. Bu içerikteki taleplere, Ünver, özellikle 2009 yılından itibaren ve Türk Evi’nin de kapatılmasını takiben, Manhattan’da Türk-Amerikan toplumunun bir araya gelebileceği benzer etkinlikler için mekan temini konusunda ki devam etmekte olan güçlüklere değindi. Bu konuda gönüllü bir STK/NGO olarak, The Light Millennium”a ilişkin girişim ve tecrübeleri çerçevesinde mekan tahsis ve temini konusu biraz sancılı olmakla birlikte, bu mekanın tahsisi çerçevesinde, bir projenin, bir fikrin uygulanmasının %50 sinin güvenceye alınmış olacağını vurguladı.

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“THE CULTURE OF PEACE: A CREDIBLE PATHWAY TO SUSTAINING PEACE”

Selected Quotes:
“Peace must be made Real and tangible in daily existence of daily individual in need.”
“Rougly 100 magnats have large major of wealth and exacerbates malnutrition and extreme poverty.”
“According to calculation 4.408 billion people are direct victim of inequalities and exclusion around world.”
“It is estimated that in the next 10 years, 10 trillion dollars will be invested in the weapon.”
“Recent sources mention the possibility of there even being 15000 nuclear weapons principally controlled by major global power.”
“Peace us an imperative for the survival of the Mankind. It represent the deepest aspiration of men and women through the world”.
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GLOBAL COALITION FOR A WORLD FREE OF TERRORISM…


GLOBAL COALITION FOR A WORLD FREE OF TERRORISM ESTABLISHED FOLLOWING THE PROPOSAL OF THE LEADERSHIP OF KAZAKHSTAN
The document was launched and presented to Member States for accession by H.E. Kairat Abdrakhmanov, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan, at a High Level Special Event on the margins of the General Debate of the 73rd Session of the UN General Assembly.  It was consequently signed by foreign ministers and other authorized persons from about 70 countries. The Code of Conduct received wide ranging support because it recognized the inter-linkages between security, counterterrorism and development.

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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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VISUAL NOTES: THE 7th UN HLF on the CULTURE OF PEACE

Visual  Notes from the 7th United Nations High-Level Forum on the Culture of Peace
Introduction of the following two photo albums:
PHOTO ALBUM – I 
The 7th UN HLF on the CULTURE OF PEACE
UNITED NATIONS HIGH LEVEL FORUM ON THE CULTURE OF PEACE
“‘Wars begin in the minds of men’.

 Of course, wars begin in the minds of both men and women. So, the sooner we can promote peace, in the minds of both men and women, the better. And that means starting from the first days of a child’s education.”
– His Excellency Mr. Miroslav Lajcak, President, 72nd Session of the UN General Assembly
2018–THEME: 
”THE CULTURE OF PEACE:
A CREDIBLE PATHWAY TO SUSTAINABLE PEACE”
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LMTV: OPEN CALL for On–Camera Poetry Reading on GANDHI’s Birthday

THE WAYS OF THE LIGHT* | IŞIK YOLLARINDA
Immediate Release |  Date: September 13, 2018
The Light Millennium Television | LMTV

OPEN CALL for On–Camera Poetry Reading on GANDHI’s BIRTHDAY

Scheduled for: TUESDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2018
On the Occasion of the United Nation’s World Non-Violence Day (Oct. 2)
&
Mahatma Gandhi’s 149th Birthday  
(English version will be dedicated to Gandhi)
You are cordially INVITED to take a  part in the aforementioned two-half hour projects as both in English and Turkish on-camera at QPTV Studio A in Flushing, New York on Tuesday, October 2, 2018. 

MEDIA RELEASE (on the Lightmillennium.Org – pdf) FLYER as pdf  jpg

About LMTV |  Videography

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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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CYPRUS: TOWARD A NON-TERRITORIAL CON-FEDERATION?

by Rene WADLOW
The United Nations Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, has named Jane Hall Late, currently in charge of dealing with sexual exploitation within the U.N. system as the new U.N. representative for consultations on long-divided Cyprus.  She is to report the status of her consultations to the U.N. Security Council in late September.

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