“EMPATHETIC SPEECH” PROPOSAL AS THE 18th GOAL IN THE 2030 AGENDA

2018 NGO REPORT

By SEVGIN OKTAY, The Light Millennium
NGO Representative to the United Nations Department of Public Information

I am pleased to report that during my first year as a Light Millennium NGO Representative to the UN/DPI, not only did I learn quite a few things from my attendance of several conferences, but I hope I was also able to contribute some ideas for the benefit of the United Nations as well as public at large. [Read more…]

SANATIN LABİRENTLERİNDE’ye bir GİRİŞ…

Sanatın Labirentlerinde (2016, İstanbul) kitabı üzerine aşağıdaki Giriş konuşması, “Sanatın Labirentlerinden ~ Işık Yollarına” adıyla ve adı geçen iki kitaba ilişkin Manhattan’ın merkezindeki The Benjamin Otel’de 13 Ekim 2018 Cumartesi günü gerçekleştirilmiş olan söyleşi programı çerçevesinde Dr. Hande SUBAŞILAR tarafından sunulmuştur.

Dr. Hande SUBAŞILAR, Sanat Tarihçisi

Hoş geldiniz! Bugün burada Sevgili Bircan Ünver’in yazdığı ve yayımladığı iki kitabın tanıtımı ve imza günü için toplandık.

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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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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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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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BİRLEŞMİŞ MİLLETLER’İN KÜRESEL HEDEFLERİNDE GENÇLİK VE SPORUN ÖNEMİ

#ispescongress2018
SPORDA KÜRESEL HEDEFLER |
GLOBAL GOALS IN SPORT
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Bir STK/NGO Perspektifinden… | Sivil Toplum Kuruluşu

BİRLEŞMİŞ MİLLETLER’İN KÜRESEL HEDEFLERİNDE GENÇLİK VE SPORUN ÖNEMİ
Derleyen ve Sunan:  Bircan Ünver, M.A.
THE LIGHT MILLENNIUM, FOUNDER–PRESIDENT & HEAD
NGO Rep. to the United Nations Department of Public Information
(New York)
TARIH: 26 Nisan 2014  | SAAT: 11:00
YER: Nişantaşı Üniversitesi Maslak 1453, NeoTech Kampüs,
Doç. Dr. Cevdet Uysal Salonu, Istanbul [Read more…]

I’VE HELD ON TIGHT TO THE WINGS OF THE COSMOS…

 Autobiographic Poetic Diary

Dedicated to my dear sister Olcay Ünver and my immediate Family in Istanbul…

One half of me is from Turkey
The other half America
My country of birth – my roots and the first half of my life rests in Turkey
The second half of my life – almost thirty-years-long following it rests in America


Bircan ÜNVER

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THE FIRST SPACE NATION: ASGARDIA

Poetic Diary II.
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Following “A City in Space” titled dream, 1.5 – 2 years later, this time I am in Istanbul… 

To my son John Unver’s  21st Birthday…

It was exactly fifteen years before this event that
the Passport of World Citizenship had grabbed my attention…
I had first seen it among his prizes in the library of Sir Arthur C. Clarke
at the Barnes Place in Colombo,
during my first visit on December 20, 2002…

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A CITY IN SPACE

Poetic Diary – I. While I was in New York about one-and-a-half to two-years ago…

There is a perception that everything exists in the universe as if it has been reflected through the mind of mankind…

by Bircan ÜNVER | For the original format as pdf file, please click on here>

I was in a forest densely filled with very tall and wide pine trees
There was a hillside at the entrance of the forest…
Just like the one at the entrance of the Forest Park by the Park Lane
which is 10 minutes from where I live
However, all the pine trees on the hillside were uprooted and carried away
The earth in the denuded open area was still very fresh and wet
As if it was fallowed that day with the purpose of farming!

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TO MANY MORE MILLENNIA DEAR SIR ARTHUR… December 16

Poetic Diary | by Bircan ÜNVER  (for the original format, click here for the pdf file).

Dedicated to the 100th Anniversary of Sir Arthur C. Clarke’s Birthday…

December 16, 1917 – December 16, 2017 

I.
Many people used to mention the impossibility of interviewing you…
Once I was influenced by your vision, I wanted to interview you…
At that time, I had read in the newspapers that you were in New York…
I had immediately found out where you were staying and called
This hotel happened to be the one where you had written the book “2001: Space Odyssey”
Much later, I also found out that in front of the hotel wall,
there is a placket in your name that refers you’ve written the “2001: Space Odyssey” there…

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