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Immediate Media Release for the UN/DPI-NGO Annual 59th Conference
Dated: August 17, 2006 - New York

We are Proud to Present a Special Poetry Event
"U.N. VISION and Millennium Development Goals Speak Through The Arts"

To be held September 7, 2006 between 5:00 to 6:00 pm
Studio 4
United Nations Secretariat, New York City

UN DPI/NGO Sponsoring Organization:

The Light Millennium, Inc., New York


1.  Communications Coordination Committee for the U.N., *Respectful Interfaces* [RESPITES], New York
2.  Muzaffer Baca, Vice President; International Blue Crescent Foundation, Istanbul, Turkey

-Bircan Ünver, Founding President, Light Millennium Organization (LM)
- Dr. Linda D. Misek-Falkoff (Ph.D., J.D.), Officer and Member of the Board of Directors, Communications Coordination Committee for the U.N., *Respectful Interfaces* [RESPITES] and *International Forum For Respectful Interfaces* [IFFRI].

This event a part of the 59TH Annual UN DPI/NGO Conference:
On SEPTEMBER 6-8, 2006, at the United Nations Headquarters in New York.

**This event is open to all registered conference attendees.**


"U.N. VISION and Millennium Development Goals Speak Through The Arts," a series of  poetic readings, original and anthologized, will address key themes of the Millennium Development  Goals (MDGs), and visions of Partnership, Human Security, and Peace, in stirring ways different than prose. Just as broadening Rights, and sustaining Development universally entail reframing ideas in practical contexts, so is Poetry a realm of universalizing "global partnership, fostering for positive connectivity", and highlighting "human security" in the context of "unfinished business" as well as ever-evolving "Respectful Interfaces" that guide our worldviews and everyday life.

- For more information on the UN Millennium Development Goals:
- For more information on the UN's visions in the Declaration of Human

- For more information on the conference:

Presenters of the program (in alphabetic order):

1. Prof. Sultan Catto - (mixed Turkic/Caucasian - Italian background); Advisory Board Member of the Light Millennium; Head of the City University of New York, Graduate Center and Professor of Physics.

2. Ann Cefola, (American) Principal, Jumpstart.

3. Terry M. Dugan- (American) Poet.

4. Defne Halman - Actress (Turkish-American) (will present poems renowned Turkish poet by Nazim Hikmet Ran, 1902-1963; & also will be presenting of Carmen Firan short poems, (Romanian );

5. Timothy Liu - (Chinese-American) Poet.

6. Kevin Pilkington (American), Poetry Professor, Sarah Lawrence College and Manhattanville College Master of Arts in Writing Program.

7. Linda Simone (American), Associate Director, Graduate Writing Program, Manhattanville College.

Music by Soroosh Ensemble:
* Amir Vahab (Iranian-American): Vocal, Saz (Lute), Ney (Reed Flute).
* Yvette Ghoughassian (Iranian-American): Frame drum (Daf).
* Ron Erickson (American): Goblet Drum (Zarb).

We are proud to announce Jeanene Mitchell's (Youth Representative of the Light Millennium, NY) participation in the Multigenerational Workshop of the Conference. Jeanene will be speaking about the multigenerational and international aspects of Turkish environmental NGOs. Furthermore, Figen Bingül and Prof. Hayrettin Kiliç will be attending to the conference from the organization.

About the Light Millennium:

The Light Millennium (LM) is a not-for-profit organization which aims to foster a global connection among all people by creating an international platform for the free expression of ideas and experiences.  The concept was introduced and open invitation for participation was made on the web in August 1999. On July 17, 2001, LM officially became a not-for-profit organization based in New York. Based upon the vision that dialogue and cooperation among all peoples can elevate souls and minds for a greater humanity, LM seeks to engender harmony among the nations of the world, promote social welfare, and unite individuals in the bonds of friendship, good fellowship and mutual understanding.  LM strongly believes that, for a better tomorrow, humankind needs to create a global positive and effective energy as one soul and voice.  To achieve its vision, the Light Millennium provides a forum for the full and free expression and web publishing of all ideas and matters of public interest, with the exception of those ideas promoting partisan politics, war, religion, or discrimination.  Previously unpublished contributions from people of all ways of life and every corner of the world are welcomed and encouraged.

For Publishing Policy:

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Special Thanks To:

Prof. Edward Foster
Prof. Talat Halman
Ozgun Tasdemir
Co-Chairs of the UN/DPI-NGO Workshops Committee

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- For further information on the 59th Annual UN/DPI/NGO Conference, please visit:

- For more information on the *Respectful Interfaces* Programme (or International Forum for Respectful Interfaces Programme of the CCC/UN), email or indicating your interest in the subject line.

- For more information on the International Blue Crescent:

- Contact & for more information about the program:

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-- Updated on September 4, 2006 by Bircan Ünver

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