INFORMATION & COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES CAN CONTRIBUTE TO NON-VIOLENCE AND PEACE

Keynote Speech by Professor Victor Lawrence on the 150th Birthday celebration of Mohandas Gandhi in New York City on October 1st 2019 during the 74th Session of the United Nations.
“ICT is having a profound impact on the way we live, work, learn and entertain our selves. It is helping all parts of our communities and improving all sectors of the world economy. It is changing the world.”
– Professor Victor Lawrence

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CUMHURİYET VE KADIN

Sermin ÖZCİLİNGİR’in, Başkan, Amerika-Türk Kadınlar Birliği | ATKB; “Cumhuriyete Doğru” programında, Salvation Army International Commission on Social Justice, New York’ta 29 Ekim 2019 Salı günü sunmuş olduğu konuşma metnini, etkinliğin içeriğini ilgilisine ulaştırmak amacıyla aşağıda yayınlıyoruz.
– TurkishLibrary.Us

Cumhuriyet idaresinin ilk yılları, 1923’te nüfus sayımında kadınlarında sayılması, 1924 seçme ve seçilme hakları reddedilmişti. Atatürk çok istese de bu yıllarda, Türkiye Büyük Millet Meclisi’nin kabul etmediği kadın haklarının zamanlamasının, o ilk yıllar için çok da uygun olmadığını gördü.
2 yılı daha bekliyecekti.”

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CUMHURİYETE DOĞRU (TOWARDS REPUBLIC) Celebrated in NYC

A summary on The Light Millennium’s “Milli Mücadele/Cumhuriyete Doğru” October 29th Celebration event:
On October 29
th, 2019, The Light Millennium, joined by the American-Turkish Women’s Association and the American Association of Ataturkist Thought and Patriotism, celebrated the 96th anniversary of the Turkish Republic with its “Milli Mücadele / Cumhuriyete Doğru” event at the Salvation Army International Social Justice Committee in New York City.
Event Summary by Irem UNAL, Youth, Representative of The Light Millennium to the United Nations Department of Global Communications

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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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GANDHI’S NOTION OF PEACE

Anniversary of Mahamat Gandhi                          
October 1, 2019                   
The Light Millennium
Written and Presented by:
Abdelkader Abbadi, Ph. D
The world is celebrating the International Year of peace and the 150th anniversary of Mahamat Gandhi.
Every year on September 21, the United Nations calls on all nations and people to put down their weapons and reaffirm their commitment to living in harmony. 
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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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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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MAHATMA GANDHI ~ THE MAN OF MILLENNIUM

“In a Gentle Way, You Can Shake the World”

The Light Millennium, Consulate General of India in New York, Shanti Fund and Anuvrat Global Organization (Anuvibha) take immense pleasure to invite you on the eve of Mahatma Gandhi’s 150 birth anniversary.
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CAN RESPONSIBLE CONSUMPTION PAVE THE WAY FOR THE ECO-SUSTAINABILITY OF THE FUTURE?

Below paper written by Dr. Sohan Lal GANDHI, International President, Anuvrat Global Organization, associated with the United Nations Department of Global Communications.
Presented by: Arvind VORA, Representative of Anuvrat Global Organization to the United Nations Department of Global Communications;
at the following titled Workshop, “Great Goals, Unintended Consequences: How to handle the complexity of our technology, and make true progress for our social and environmental well being“, which was led by The Light Millennium Organization
as part of
The 68th United Nations Civil Society Conference,
Salt Lake City, Utah
On August 26 – 28, 2019
Workshop Date: Wednesday, August 28
Venue: Salt Lake City Palace
Room# 151 DEF
Time: 10:00 – 11:15 a.m.
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REPORT on: GREAT GOALS, UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES…

“— A company can create a product, but what we use and not use is still up to us.”
—  “We should remember our power as consumers.” 
— “Hold corporations accountable, it’s as simple as that.”
—  “We need easier access to scientific studies for the regular citizen.”
– From the Interactive Session

Report by Julie MARDIN, Representative of The Light Millennium to the United Nations Department of Global Communications
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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.