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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WATER AND AGRICULTURE AS PART OF THE SOLUTION

Summary from Innovation Talk:
“FEEDING THE WORLD IN A CHANGING ENVIRONMENT”
Presented by Olcay ÜNVER, PhD.

January 25, 2018
McCord Hall, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona
This talk is about the challenge of feeding an increasingly hungry world against a backdrop of resource degradation, inefficiencies, loss and waste, and the impacts of a changing climate. The state of affairs in many of these are far from desirable, and some are projected to worsen as the competition for natural resources increases. Yet, there is reason for optimism, manifested in some of the trends that we are now observing and in the resolve of the international community, that is, governments, civil society and private sector to address the challenge. [Read more…]