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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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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GREAT GOALS, UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES:  How to handle the complexity of our technology…

GREAT GOALS, UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES:  How to handle the complexity of our technology, and make true progress for our social and environmental well being
Immediate Media Release | August 7, 2019 (updated on August 19, 2019)
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Workshop Date:  On Wednesday, August 28, 2019 | Venue: Salt Lake City Palace,  Utah
Room# 151 DEF | Time: 10:00 – 11:15 a.m.
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LAICISM IS TO TREAT ALL BELIEVERS AND NON-BELIEVERS EQUALLY, AND LEAVE RELIGION IN THE PRIVATE DOMAIN

Raising children with required values and as useful members of the society requires high qualities. Therefore, women, being the nation’s mothers, need to be more enlightened and progressive than men.
Mustafa Kemal ATATÜRK

Presented by Mirat YAVALAR, Co-Founder & Treasurer,
ATATÜRK SOCIETY OF AMERICA
(UN – DGC – CSO)
at conference PEACE, WOMEN, SECURITY & SECULARISM


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IF WE CARE ABOUT ADVANCING HUMAN DEVELOPMENT

“If we care about advancing human development, if we care about equality, if we care about achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals, then we need to run this race together—because when you want to go fast, go alone, when you want to go far, go together.” How far do we want to go?”
Presented by Jonathan CUMMINGS, Partnership Manager, World Human Accountability Organization
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HUMAN RIGHTS FOR WOMEN AND MINORITIES AND SECULARISM IN THE INTERNATIONAL ORDER

Sean FAIRCLOTH, 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, presented below Keynote Speech on Secularism.

Faircloth’s Keynote Speech on “Secularism” of the “PEACE, WOMEN, SECURITY & SECULARISM” Event, which took place at the Salvation Army Intl. Social Justice Commission in NYC on Thursday, April 11, 2019. Presented by The Light Millennium
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WE AIM TO BRING BACK THE “SECULARISM” CONCEPT INTO THE DISCUSSION IN CORRELATION WITH THE UNSCR 1325 AND SDGs TO THE UN GROUND

Concept Note:
PEACE, WOMEN, SECURITY & SECULARISM
Towards the 19th Anniversary of the United Nations Security Council
Resolution 1325 (2000) on Women and Peace and Security

And
In support of the SDGs#5, #16 and #17
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Event: PEACE, WOMAN, SECURITY & SECULARISM – on April 11, NYC

Event on Thursday, April 11, 2019
Draft Concept Note
Towards the 19th Anniversary of the United Nations Security Council Resolution
S/RES/1325 (2000) & In support of the SDG#5, SDG#16 and SDG#17

INTRODUCTION:
This event aims to support and create awareness on the United Nations Security Council Resolution #1325 (2000) in correlation with the concept of “Secularism”, which is the missing key component of the #1325 framework. It also aims to introduce the SDGS#5, 16 and 17 to the general public in conjunction with the #1325 towards the attainment of the 2030 Development Agenda.
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2019, İNSAN OLMA VE İNSANLIĞI GELİŞTİRME YILI OLSUN…

“Tek bir kimse geride kalmasın!” Ban ki-Moon, 
– (Eski) BM Genel Sekreteri
“Bilgi, Işık’tır.”
– Damon T. Berry, “The Knowledge of the Forever Time

2019 yılından bütün zamanlardan çok daha ümitliyim! Çünkü, İNSANLIK artık bir dönüm noktasındadır…
Ya ahmaklıklarımıza teslim olup kendimizi ve yeryüzünü topyekün infilak ettireceğiz!
Ya da…
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ANNETTE HESLOP AND ENERGY4ALL

Below article by Harvey Tordoff in the United Kingdom provides a brief history and the pathways to, now it is called: Sustainable Energy For All | SEForALL
Initially, its short form used as SE4ALL in 2011, which is also one of the 17 Goals of the United Nations 2030 Agenda for the Sustainable Development Goals. In it, SDG#7 is specifically dedicated to:  
Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all
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At the United Nations Framework on Climate Change conference in Katowice in December 2018 the US, Russia, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait rejected a motion to welcome the latest study.  Australia remained silent.  But despite national Governments taking a strategic stance over what they see as their own short-term interests, progress is made.  I want to tell you about Annette Heslop, who (also in December 2018) was presented with an MBE* from HRH Prince William.  An MBE (Member of the British Empire) is one of the highest awards given to British civilians, and was in recognition of Annette’s contribution to community-owned renewable energy projects.
by Harvey TORDOFF

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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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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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#UNSC “RELIGIOUS LEADERS FOR A SAFE WORLD” in New York

Event:
UNITED NATIONS SECURITY COUNCIL ARRIA-FORMULA MEETING
RELIGIOUS LEADERS FOR A SAFE WORLD
Background
“Too often hijacked by extremists, religions are frequently blamed for the on-going violence and terror attacks that threaten global stability. In these times of rising xenophobia and intolerance, religious leaders have a critical role to play in supporting peace. They have the capacity to build bridges between people and to spread essential values to the world, such as mutual respect, compassion, and forgiveness.”

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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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"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.