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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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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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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"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.