“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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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)
www.lightmillennium.org | www.turkishlibrary.us
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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MAPPING THE FUTURE OF AI IN THE DYNAMICS OF CIVILIZATION – Part-1

The exponential rate of the evolution of society would speed up drastically and a future that would currently take 1000 years to develop could only take 10 years.
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I TOO NOW STATE THAT I AM A FEMINIST WITH THE HOPE THAT MANY OTHERS WILL ALSO FOLLOW

CONFERENCE ON
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 SDGs #5, #16 and #17
by Sevgin OKTAY, Representative of The Light Millennium to the UN Department of Global Communications
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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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WHERE WE STAND ON AS A TURKISH-AMERICAN WOMEN ORGANIZATION IN THE U.S!

Excellencies, Mr. Faircloth, Colleagues, and Friends,
I am Sermin Özçilingir, President of the Turkish Women’s League of America (TWLA).
We are very excited to be a part of as one of the co-sponsors of the “PEACE, WOMEN, SECURITY AND SECULARISM” program.  
In my speech, I would like to relate our organization’s mission and programs with SDG-5 and SDG-16 in connection with the secular education and democratic societies and institutions.
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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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T.C. NEW YORK BAŞKONSOLOSU SAYIN ALPER AKTAŞ’IN AÇILIŞ KONUŞMASI

Değerli Misafirler, 
Saygıdeğer Hanımefendiler, Beyefendiler, 
Başkonsolosluğumuza hoşgeldiniz. 
Sizleri şahsım ve tüm mesai arkadaşlarım adına saygı ve sevgiyle selamlıyorum. 

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ATTİLA İLHAN’IN TÜRK ŞİİR’İNDEKİ YERİ

[Attila İlhan] Diyalektiğin doğası gereği, herşey tersine dönecektir. Uzun vadede ve geniş açıdan bakıldığında herşey devinim içindedir; olduğu gibi kalamaz; değişecektir. “Heraklitos’tan beri ‘akan suya kilit vurulamayacağını bilmiyor muyuz?” der.
Sunum: Prof. Sibel Erol, New York Üniversitesi
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DÜNYA ŞİİR GÜNÜ, NEW YORK’TA ATTİLA İLHAN’IN ŞİİRLERİYLE ŞÖLEN TADINDA KUTLANDI…

[TurkishLibrary.Us, New York, 3 Mart 2019] 1 Mart Cuma akşamı, Attila İlhan’ın şiirleriyle, Dünya Şiir Günü (21 Mart) 20. yıldönümü çerçevesinde New York’ta T.C. Başkonsolosluğu’nun ev sahipliğinde bir şölen tadında kutlandı..

Biz bu yolculuğa böyle başlamıştık…
“nasıl doğmakla başlarsa ölüm
ölmekle başlar öyle hayat
bil ki dünyayı sarsan sıçramalar
birikmiş şuurlarla gelir” 

Attila İlhan

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NEW YORK’TA SANATLA BEZELİ BİR DÜNYA ANA DİLİ KUTLAMASININ ARDINDAN…

Ya da Sanatla Bezeli Bir Cumartesi’nin Ardından…
23 Şubat 2019, Cumartesi gününü sanata ayırmak ve kitap dostlarıyla buluşmak isteyenler Ny Atatürk okulunun kütüphanesinde Bircan Ünver ve kitapları; ‘Işık Yollarında”, “Sanatın Labirentlerinde ” ve “En Kutsalı Yaratmak” ile buluştular. Günün, 21 Şubat Dünya Anadil gününü kutlamak gibi değerli bir başka hedefi daha vardı.
Yazı ve Fotoğraflar:  Demet DEMIRKAYA

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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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"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.