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 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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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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NATURE BASED SOLUTIONS, WATER MANAGEMENT AND AGRICULTURE

Presented by:
Olcay ÜNVER, PhD., Vice Chair of UN-Water and Deputy Director of Land and Water Division at Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO);

Member of the WLE Steering Committee
“The case for intensification has been well articulated in the literature, both from a perspective of increased production, through high-yielding crops, increased irrigation, mechanization, and the role of chemicals that increase production levels, and from a conservation perspective, in terms of the millions of hectares of forests which otherwise would be converted into farm land, unquantifiable amount of ecosystem services saved, and of some 590 billion tons of CO2 prevented from being released into the atmosphere.”

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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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SİVAS’IN ÖTESİ’NE GİDİŞ’İN BİR ÖYKÜSÜ…

Deneme – Seyahat
Bircan ÜNVER 
[Head]
NGO Rep. to the United Nations Department of Public Information
The Light Millennium

Sivas’ın Ötesine Gidiş’in Bir Öyküsü veya Güneydoğu Güncesi’ne bir GİRİŞ…

Bircan Ünver, Yukarıkale’nin adını almış olduğu tarihi tepesinden ve yüksek dağların ardından Sivas’ın ötesine gidebilmeyi ümit ederken… Foto: Zeynep Gürsan, 18 Temmuz 2018

Yıllar yılı, her New York’tan İstanbul’a gittiğimde, doğmuş olduğum ve hiç ayak basma imkanını bulamamış olduğum toprakların, özellikle Güneydoğu bölgesinde bulunan şehirleri merak eder ve gitmeyi de düşünüp dururdum da, bir türlü gidemezdim…
Taaa ki üç hafta öncesine kadar
(3 – 11 Ağustos)
Bunun temel bir nedeni ise Türkiye’nin son 40 yılı aşkın bir süreçte sistematize olarak PKK terör belasıyla karşı karşıya getirilmiş ve bunun bugün dahi maalesef devam ediyor, olmasıdır. Bu durum, ülkenin Güneydoğu ve Doğu’sunda can güvenliği faktörünü, öz’de ise yörenin ülke sathında “güvensiz” kılınmasını getirmiştir. Özellikle de, gerek ülke çapında gerekse dünyaya bu yörelere ilişkin “güven” değil, “güvensizlik” pazarlanmıştır.
Onlarca yıl sürekli ve çok yönlü/kanallı bir çok dış devlet kaynaklı–destekli (20 kadar dış devletin arkasında olduğu bazı köşe yazarlarınca gündeme getirilmekte olan) PKK terörü ve propogandası; bu yörelerdeki şehirlerimize ilişkin “can güvenliği” daha doğrusu “can güvensizliği” konusunu da, ülke gündeminde en tepeye oturtmuştur.

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19 MAYIS: TÜRK VE DÜNYA GENÇLİĞİNE ORTAK BİR MESAJ

Uyarlamadır:

Türkiye Cumhuriyeti’nin kurucusu Mustafa Kemal Atatürk’ün “Gençliğe Hitabesi”nden uyarlanmış olan aşağıdaki metin, Türkiye’nin bugün ve geleceğinin tüm genç kuşaklarına olduğu kadar,  aynı zamanda  Birleşmiş Milletler’in “Gençlik ve Spor” Programları ve iki Dünya Günü (6 Nisan ve 12 Ağustos) çerçevesinde, dünya gençliğine de bir armağandır.
Bu ‘ortak mesaj’, ilk kez “Sağlıklı Gençlik Gelişimi, Sürdürülebilirlik  ve Barış için Spor” adlı, “The Light Millennium” un  West Park Lisesi, Manhattan da gerçekleştirilmiş olduğu 18 Mayıs 2015’de ki etkinliğinde Melis Çokuluslu ve Aybüke Ulutaş tarafından sunulmuş olup, İngilizce metin üzerinden Türkçe’ye Bircan Ünver tarafından uyarlanmıştır.
Bu mesaja, “Küresel Hedefler de Spor | ISPESCONGRESS2018” ana başlığında ki Nişantaşı Üniversitesi’nde 26 – 28 Nisan 2018 tarihleri arasında gerçekleştirilmiş olan konferansın 26 Nisan’daki Açılış Bölümü‘nü takip eden ilk panelde ki Power Point sunum için de yer verilmiştir.
Türkiye ve yeryüzünde yaşayan tüm gençlerin ve aklı-ruhu genç ve aydınlık olan her yaştan tüm gençlerin 19 Mayıs’ını yürekten kutluyorum. Aynı zamanda,  tüm Dünya Gençliği’ne de ülkeleri bazında ve küresel boyutta, 19 Mayıs’in özü ve vizyonunda GENÇLİK VE SPOR Bayramları diliyorum. – B.Ü.  19 Mayıs 2018

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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.