WHITE HELMETS: NEITHER NEUTRAL AND NOR VOLUNTEER

Some governments have been and are still willing to pay billions of dollars to invest in terrorism, in order to destroy Syria and spread chaos.”
– H.E. Dr. Bashar al-Ja’afari, Permanent Representative of the Syrian Arab Republic the United Nations
[TurkishLibrary.Us] “The White Helmets Activities in Syria: The Fact-Checking By EyeWitnesses and Former Volunteers” titled side event with the provided Facts and Figures and Testimonies presented at the United Nations in Conference Room# 7 in New York on December 20, 2018.
Maxim Grigoriev, Director, Foundation for the Study of Democracy, provided extensive evidence on the “White Helmets” activities in Syria such as engagement and operation forced the removal of human organs, stealing and all forms of corruptions.
The first page of the slide stated the following:
Methods of FACT CHECKING
• members of the White Helmets, also known as the Syrian Civil Defense;
• former fighters from illegal armed groups and terrorist groups;
• people living in the areas where the White Helmets operated.
Presented testimonies by the Eyewitness and Former Volunteers pinpointed the following: “The White Helmets Neither Neutral and Nor Volunteer”
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UDHR AT 70 & UN NGOs

UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS AT 70 & UN NGOs
by 
Harvey TORDOFF

It is 70 years this month since the Universal Declaration of Human Rights became enshrined in the conscience of the world.  In human terms, it is a life-time.  Has it been a life well lived, and can we now sit in our rocking chairs content in the knowledge that we have achieved our goal?
Progress has been made, of which we can be proud, but no-one can believe that there is no more to be done.  There are still far too many places in the world where systematic abuses of these fundamental rights take place in the name of culture, religion and politics.  Wars have continued throughout the last 70 years.

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KAZAKSHTAN’S PEACEKEEPERS ARRIVE IN LEBANON

One hundred and twenty peacekeepers of the joint peacekeeping company of Kazakhstan’s Peacekeeping Regiment arrived in the Lebanese Republic to participate in the mission of the United Nations Interim Forces in Lebanon (UNIFIL), serving as part of INDKAZBATT. It is for the first time in the history of Central Asia that a peacekeeping contingent from the region is participating in a UN peacekeeping operation.
The necessary pre-deployment training, specific to this mission, was carried out for the personnel of the Kazakh contingent, both in India and Kazakhstan, the latter by an Indian mobile training team. 

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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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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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NATURE BASED SOLUTIONS, WATER MANAGEMENT AND AGRICULTURE

Presented by:
Olcay ÜNVER, PhD., Vice Chair of UN-Water and Deputy Director of Land and Water Division at Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO);

Member of the WLE Steering Committee
“The case for intensification has been well articulated in the literature, both from a perspective of increased production, through high-yielding crops, increased irrigation, mechanization, and the role of chemicals that increase production levels, and from a conservation perspective, in terms of the millions of hectares of forests which otherwise would be converted into farm land, unquantifiable amount of ecosystem services saved, and of some 590 billion tons of CO2 prevented from being released into the atmosphere.”

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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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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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“EDUCATING YOUNGER GENERATIONS ON GLOBAL CITIZENSHIP THROUGH INTERCULTURAL LITERACY”

UNAOC & Mission of Kazakhstan Join Event:
“Educating younger generations to global citizenship through intercultural literacy”, co-organized by the Permanent Mission of Kazakhstan in partnership with the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations
Date: 2 May 2018
Time:  3.00 PM -5.30 PM
Venue: Conference Room 6, UN Headquarters
Participation: All are invited with a valid UN pass

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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.