“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…]

KAZAKSHTAN’S PEACEKEEPERS ARRIVE IN LEBANON

One hundred and twenty peacekeepers of the joint peacekeeping company of Kazakhstan’s Peacekeeping Regiment arrived in the Lebanese Republic to participate in the mission of the United Nations Interim Forces in Lebanon (UNIFIL), serving as part of INDKAZBATT. It is for the first time in the history of Central Asia that a peacekeeping contingent from the region is participating in a UN peacekeeping operation.
The necessary pre-deployment training, specific to this mission, was carried out for the personnel of the Kazakh contingent, both in India and Kazakhstan, the latter by an Indian mobile training team. 

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DASHAIN FESTIVAL

Dashain Festival is one of the most important Hindu festival which is celebrated all over Nepal delightfully. This festival usually falls in the month of September or October and is actually celebrated for 15 days. It starts from bright lunar fortnight (Shukla Paksha) and ends on the day of full moon (Poornima) according to Nepalese annual calendar. Hindus greatest festival, Dashain honors a great conquest of the gods over the evil demons. The symbol of power, Goddess Durga is worshiped during this festival.” [*]
Shirish BOHARA, Youth
NGO Rep. to the United Nations Department of Public Information
The Light MIllennium | www.lightmillennium.org

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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…]

NADIA MURAD: A YAZIDI VOICE AGAINST SLAVERY

by Rene WADLOW

Nadia Murad

Nadia Murad, now a United Nation Goodwill Ambassador on Trafficking of Persons, is the co-laureate of the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize.  In 2014 when she was 21, she and her neighbors in a predominantly Yazidi village in the Simjar mountainous area of Iraq were attacked by the forces of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).  These forces were following a pattern of targeted killings, forced conversions to Islam, abductions, trafficking of women, sexual abuse and slavery.

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LMTV: GANDHI’s 149th BIRTHDAY CELEBRATED; THE WAYS OF THE LIGHT & IŞIK YOLLARINDA…

Introduction of the following titled Photo Album:
MAHATMA GANDHI’s 149th BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION PROGRAM (Oct. 2, 1869);
THE WAYS OF THE LIGHT & IŞIK YOLLARINDA…
This Photo Album is produced based on the Light Millennium Television | LMTV’s Mahatma Gandhi’s 149th Birthday Celebration programs’ shooting at QPTV Studio in Flushing, New York on October 2, 2018.

This photo album presents the set photos of The Light Millennium Television | LMTV’s three studio shootings at Queens Public Television (QPTV.Org) in Flushing in New York on October 2, 2018, which coincides with Mahatma Gandhi’s 149th Birthday and the United Nations’ International Day of Non-Violence (October 2).

Specifically, LMTV shot back-to-back two programs in connection to the 149th Birthday of Gandhi.

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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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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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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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"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.