Towards the 19th Anniversary of the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 (2000) on Women and Peace and Security
In support of the SDGs#5, #16 and #17

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• Welcoming, Host & Concept by: Bircan ÜNVER, Founder-President, TV Producer & Representative of The Light Millennium to the United Nations Department of Global Communications (UN-DGC-CSO)

Opening Remarks by: H.E. Mr. Modest Jonathan MERO, Ambassador, Permanent Representative of the United Republic of Tanzania to theUnited Nations [TBC]

• Ambassador Isaiah Zimba CHABALA
, Former Zambia Ambassador to the UN & Humanitarianist

Keynote Speakers on the Theme:

• Ambassador Anwarul K. CHOWDHURY (on UNSCR #1325), former Under-Secretary-General and High Representative of the United Nations & Founder of the Global Movement for the Culture of Peace (GMCoP).

• Mr. Sean FAIRCLOTH, (on Secularism), Author, “Attack of the Theocrats: How The Religious Right Harms Us All and What We Can Do About it” & Former Mayor and State Senator of Bangor, Maine.


Presentations by the Representative of the Collaborative Organizers’ &
Civil Society Organizations (up to 3 min. each):

Collaborative Organizers:

• Ms. Fatma AYTAÇ, Co-Founder & UN Rep., Red Pepper Association (Kırmızı Biber Derneği, ECOSOC) 

• Ms. Tomris AZERI, President, Azerbaijan Society of America

• Mrs. Mirat YAVALAR, Co-Founder & Treasurer, Ataturk Society of America (UN-DGC-CSO)

• Dr. Ada OKIKA, UN Coordinator, Africana Women Working Group at the UN–1000 Women in Religion for Global Peace

• Ms. Sermin ÖZÇİLİNGİR, President, Turkish Women’s Leauge of America (TWLA)

Diverse presentations on the concept by Civil Society Representatives:

• Dr. Wale Idris AJIBADE, Founder and Executive Director, African Views, UN Representative (ECOSOC)

• Ms. Abaynesh ASRAT, Founder-President, Nation to Nation Network, Inc.

• Ms. Nermin BEZMEN, Author

• Mr. Jonathon CUMMINGS
, Partnership Manager, World Human Accountability Organization

Ayşegül DURAKOĞLU, PhD, Pianist and Professor of Music, Stevens Institute of Technology

• Denise SCOTTO, Esq. Attorney at Law & Policy Advisor, V.P. & UN Rep. Intl. Federation of Women in Legal Career (FIFCJ)

A brief introduction of the 68th UN Civil Society Conference – Salt Lake City, Utah, August 26-28, 2019
Ms. Annie DENG, Co-chair, Youth Representative Steering Committee UN Department of Global Communications


On Thursday, APRIL 11

Time: 2:00 – 4:00 pm.

VENUE: The Salvation Army Intl. Social Justice Commission – 221 E 52nd St, New York, NY, 10022

Please RSVP to: EVENT(at)
by April 8

The Leading Organization: The Light Millennium (UN-DGC-CSO)
Co-Organizer: Azerbaijan Society of America
Co-Sponsors: Atatürk Society of America (UN-DGC-CSO);Red Pepper Association (
Kırmızı Biber Derneği, ECOSOC); Turkish Women’s Leauge of America &
Africana Women Working Group at the UN–1000 Women in Religion for Global Peace (ECOSOC).

Disclaimer: This event may be video-taped & photographed.

This Invitation is updated as of April 7, 2019.

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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.