“While countries keep enhancing military budget, Costa Rica has gone for over 70 years without an army. Living in peace and relying on international agreements as its only means of defense, while dedicating larger portions of available public resources, not to prepare for war, but to enhance minds through an ever increasing public education program, to protect bodies by means of a universal health care system, and to protect and strive to assure an ecologically balanced environment.”
Delivered at: “In a Gentle way, you can shake the world” Mahatma Gandhi – The Man of Millennium Event by H.E. Rodrigo A. CARAZO, Permanent Representative of Costa Rica to the United Nations October 1st, 2019
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.
NEW YORK, August 29, 2019. Kazakhstan has deposited with the United Nations Secretariat the ratification instrument to the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW). The ceremony took place on the International Day against Nuclear Tests. This year, the UN officially commemorates the Tenth Anniversary of the Day.
I am honored to be here as a contemporary author of modern Turkey where great leader Atatürk introduced secularism, ninty one years ago.
I feel so lucky to have grown up in Atatürk’s Turkey, and also in a family where girls, for generations, had been raised as praised individuals with rights to study, to choose their way of life, to choose their husbands with whom they stood beside with love all the way. Those women were strong and brave and they set a great example for me.
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.
Keynote Speech* by Ambassador Anwarul K. CHOWDHURY Former Under-Secretary-General and High Representative of the United Nations; Initiator of UNSCR 1325 as President of UN Security Council and Founder of the Global Movement for the Culture of Peace (GMCoP)
at the P R O G R A M M E on PEACE, WOMEN, SECURITY & SECULARISM presented by the The Light Millennium and Co-Organizer/Co-Sponsors New York, 11 April 2019
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
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
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.
“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” [Read more…] about WHITE HELMETS: NEITHER NEUTRAL AND NOR VOLUNTEER