Rabbi YD Cohen -INC and Muslim leaders

UN HQ Oct 8, 2018 reclaiming intellectual primacy & promoting PEACE in ECOSOC UN HQ by OIC, ARSH, HOLY SHRINE and Imam Agha Shaukat Jaffri and myself on Universal Noahide UN and Rav Moses Maimonides as a role model for a bridge between religious and academic … as he was Rabbi , Dr , philosophy and Peace maker




Foundation for a Drug Free World The Americas Chapter June 2018

Our chapter was featured in the international Drug Free World newsletter for our chapter’s activities: https://www.drugfreeworld.org/…/a-june-to-remember-drug-fre…

The Drug-Free World New York chapter takes June by storm with events across the city from the Puerto Rican Day Parade, to the United Nations, to a Heroes Awards Gala and more.

To say that our New York Drug-Free World (DFW) chapter has been busy is an understatement. When the US Department of Health and Human Services declares the opioid epidemic a public health emergency, there is no time to rest.

June 2018 is but one example of their tireless work. It all started with a Drug-Free Basketball Tournament at the Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn, co-hosted by Bobby “Zorro” Hunter, Chairman of the Retired Harlem Globetrotters.

Next came the 11th Annual Drug-Free Heroes Awards Gala, recognizing 15 awardees for their dedication to drug education. They included members of the New York Police Department, a New York state trooper, Miss New York and others. .. with Hugues SANON/ Ambassador for a Drug Free world and Human Rights advocate joined State …  and Meghan Fiakoff 

On its heels followed the 2nd Annual Truth About Drugs Concert in Brooklyn’s Canarsie Park, joined by the nonprofit My Time Inc., the Speak Life Tour, the local New York Police Department and various artists.

On that same day, held at the United Nations was the International High-Level Conference on Drug Education, Sports and Cultural Empowerment, sponsored by the Permanent Mission of Senegal and the International Human Rights Commission. Also speaking was General Edwin Najera, Director of DFW Guatemala, officials from New York City and more.

When the US Department of Health and Human Services declares the opioid epidemic a public health emergency, there is no time to rest.

But in the city that never sleeps, they rolled right into a Drug-Free World float in the Puerto Rican Day Parade, joined by the Harlem Wizards and Miss Manhattan, Michelle Ley. The Wizards performed basketball acts with the crowd and 4,000 The Truth About Drugs booklets were distributed along the way.

Then came the final event at the  where members of the Alliance of Chaplains and Law Enforcement Association gathered to plan how different faiths can work together in the community. As drugs can entrap anyone, the Truth About Drugs materials are a tool for everyone.




Universal Noahide UN on Capital Hill

Washington DC Nov 25 2018 With Ezra Friedlander on Capital Hill  to express my appreciation to the LA based co chairs Sol Goldner  and Gold medal  of Commission for their extraordinary leadership in ensuring the passage of the Gold Medal legislation, Egypt ambassador, Mr Joseph Stamm . Mr Stanley Treitel and Mr Shafik Gabr to name a few …

       




The Role of Religious leaders for Building Peaceful and Inclusive Societies and Combating Violent Extremism The Institute of Noahide Code ,  ICD Academy for Cultural Diplomacy Germany 

Invite you to hear from world  leaders on Peace.

 

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Wishing you a Sweet New Year!!!

 

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The Universal Noahide code (UN) in UN HQ..

 

The Institute of Noahide Code INC proposes a strategic alliance with the United Nations post 2030 agenda to promote the codification into national legislation of the United Nations resolutions on the culture of peace, environmental ethics and social justice. The Institute of Noahide Code recruits parliamentarians from all United Nations member states who share the goal of implementing these United Nations resolutions into national legislation by providing model draft legislation, initiating workshops and conferences and creating alliances with religious leaders, media and academic leaders and business executives who support and supplement the legislation by teaching, publicizing and putting into practice the “global ethics” inherent in these United Nations Resolutions.

It is proposed that the strategic alliance with the United Nations be expressed through the filing of the relevant national legislation and parliamentary sponsor in the data base of the Department of Legal Affairs in the office of the basis for international law, serves to inspire the codification, legislation and implementation of these global ethics which are inscribed in contemporary society by the United Nations.United Nations Secretary General and an annual assembly on LEGISLATING FOR GLOBAL ETHICS to be held at the UN General Assembly to report and encourage further progress towards this goal. The Noahide Code, which, according to Hugo Grotius, forms the base of international law.

The project of The Institute of Noahide Code addresses the root causes which affect the development of peace and democracy worldwide. Nowadays, in a war-torn world like the one we are living, the need of a universally accepted code among the nations is vital to bring peace to countries and communities in conflict, but also in the everyday life of each individual

The majority of the conflicts around the world have been triggered by religious issues, lack of natural resources and ethnic reasons. These three main causes have devastating effects on all the people involved and especially the vulnerable ones (children, women and the elderly) who daily experience cruelties, violence, abuses, tortures and death. To better understand this context, it is sufficient taking a look at some geopolitical scenarios like Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Mali, Nigeria, Syria, Somalia, Ukraine, and also very recently and devastatingly so, Iraq, among others.

 

Here in the United States we have seen the arbitrary killing of unarmed civilians, by armed police officers.  One of the cases that comes to mind is a man whose only affirmation was, “I can’t breath”, and yet, he was choked to death.  Another recent case that comes to mind and is painful just happened when a man beneath a car, trying to show his driver’s licence had four bullets pumped into him.

 

Terrorism also strikes a chord  On the day of the Orlando massacre, the Jewish world commemorated what we know as Matan Torah, the giving of the Torah in Sinai.  This holiday takes place on the 50th day from the moment the Hebrew nation fled slavery in Egypt.  On 2016, as we celebrated the 2,2— years of the giving of the Universal Noahide Code where human kind is clearly commanded to “respect life”, i.e., do not assassinate, a man took the lives of 49 unarmed civilians, he becoming the 50th to die that day.

 

Humanity has a shared burden no matter where we live.

 

And humanity has a common solution, which is the Universal Noahide Code which encompasses all religious, political and legal spheres no matter what land we hail from.

 

The Universal Noahide Code was given as Torah also was, in Mount Sinai.  There are recollections of the entire barren landscape of the dessert blossoming when the world was given these laws.  Nature was stirred by the possibility of peace, as these laws set forth peace between man and is Creator, man and his fellow human being.

 

It was the beloved 26th President of Mexico, Benito Juarez, who proclaimed:  “El respeto al derecho ajeno es la paz”, respect for others’ rights is peace.

 

The United Nations on the 10th December 1948 signed the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and I propose that the Universal Noahide Code is reflected in the spirit of a document which recognizes the rights of human beings.  I further propose that the Universal Noahide Code deals with the responsibilities of the individual.

 

To believe in One G-d, is to recognize The Being Who out of Love, created this world.  We are commanded, all human beings, not to adore idols.

 

To respect G-d and to praise Him, is to speak kindly of the Being Who sustains the world, for the good of humankind

 

To respect human life, is to acknowledge that we are created as brothers and sisters, and that each one of us carries a divine spark.  We are vessels of the Divine.

 

To respect marriage, is to respect the cornerstone of the society which is the family.  We respect the young, the old, the weak and infirm.

 

To respect private property, is to lay the foundation of peaceful coexistence.  We don’t take what is not ours.

 

To respect the life of an animal, to feed the animal even before we eat, allowing the animal to rest, is to respect life itself.

 

To create a judicial system is to bring order to society, to our villages, and provinces, the nations we hail from, as there is no peace without justice.

 

The former President of the Czech Republic, Vaclav Havel, stated in this United Nations, that his country had incorporated into its constitution, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, as a means to guarantee its citizens, the enjoyment of freedom.

 

My intention as the founder and Director of the Universal Noahide Code is to call on all 193 nations that comprise this organization, to incorporate into their constitutions, the Universal Noahide Code.  That the media and specially, the UN Radio and TV departments, promote this idea of responsibility of human beings first to their Creator, from where these Codes originate, and to their fellow human being.

 

The Universal Noahide Code UNC is above all politics, justice and religious systems and boundaries.  But it can be a part of all political, justice and religious systems because its origin transcends that which is man made, and it is a Divine imperative of He, Who fashioned the moon, the stars and the infinite universe just that humankind would exist, for the beloved vessel of His, the human being.  Peace is the goal.  The vessel must be at peace, for the blessing to flow into it, and the Universal Noahide Code organizes the world in the manner shown by He, Who fashioned it.

 

Shalom.  Salam.  Paz.  Paix  Peace to you all…..

 

 

 

With gratitude and blessings,

Sincerely, I remain

Rabbi Yakov David Cohen

(UN NGO ECOSOC – www.Noahide.org)

 

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INC Coalition for Global Ethics Building peace starts on the parliamentarians’ benches as much as on the benches of schools

TURNING SWORDS INTO PLOWSHARES MOBILIZING LEADERS AND CIVIC LEADERS TO IMPLEMENT THE CULTURE OF PEACE AND SDG’S Within the International Decade for the Rapprochement of Culture

Planned: 2019 High level Forum AT U.N. HEADQUARTERS

The U.N. SDG’s encompass ethics inherent in many cultures and religions on issues of social and environmental justice. The Inter-Parliamentary Coalition for Global Ethics is launching a major initiative to create a global steering committee of parliamentarians, religious, education and cultural representatives to lead the efforts to harness cultural and religious ethics to promote legislation and social action to implement these goals. .as a follow up to the 2016 High Level Panel and 2018 Summit of Parliamentarians.

The ‘United Nations’ Headquarters faces the Isaiah Wall inscribed across from the main building. The quote from the prophet Isaiah was chosen as the founding motto for the world’s foremost organization for international peace. In his eternal thought, the day is mentioned when no nation will wage war against another nation, and when swords – the instruments of war – will be transformed into plowshares – the instruments for providing man’s sustenance.

Goal 16 of the SDG’s “Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development…” is the pre condition for the accomplishment of all the other goals set forth in the SDG’s. This coincides with “The International Decade for the Rapprochement of Cultures” (2013-2022) which stems from the United Nations General Assembly Resolution 67/104 adopted in December 2012, co-sponsored by Kazakhstan.

INC in cooperation with leading parliamentary and civic society organizations will convene parliamentarians and leaders in the fields of culture, education and religion to share their insight and wisdom with the leading UN officials to assure that the vision of the United Nations, to have a peaceful and civilized world in which economic justice and righteousness prevail, can be fulfilled. The goal of this HLM is to develop a coalition of parliamentarians, religious and cultural leaders to work with the UN to implement the development goals towards a culture of peace and prosperity.

 




UN Secretary general Antonio Guterres and Rabbi Yakov David Cohen 2018

Let’s keep showing all people that we care. Let’s keep proving our worth through action. And let’s accelerate our efforts to move our world forward and leave no one behind  – ANTÓNIO GUTERRES

 

Meeting in UN HQ 2018

SG with Rabbi Yakov D. Cohen

 




July 21, 2016 High Level Forum of Parliamentarians

The coalition was established in order to achieve global peace and reconciliation in all areas of conflict, in all societies and nations, by promoting the implementation of the UN resolutions on culture and peace.

The coalition will serve as a milestone and model to achieve peace in areas of conflict and in all societies and nations. It is by giving these sectors a voice in the framework of the peace process that we can hope to find a solution to continuing conflicts in the world, which have eluded all efforts thus far.

The Coalition aims to apply this model for all areas of conflict around the globe.

Affiliations

  • institute of Noahide Code
  • American Association for Central Asian and Caucusian Countries
  • Religions in Dialogue
  • Alsadiqin
  • Institute for Cultural Diplomacy




Culture of Peace 9 14 2018 in UN

INAUGURATION OF THE      MULTI TRACK COUNCIL for the SDG’s and A CULTURE OF PEACE
Conference Room 11 September 14, 2016
UN Headquarters
Concept Note
The inauguration of the Parliamentary Initiative Multi Track Council for a Culture of Peace follows the launching of the High Level Panel: The Role of Parliaments for Building Peaceful and Inclusive Societies and Combating Violent Extremism which was held in the context of the 10th anniversary of the UN Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy, adoption of the SG’s Plan of Action to Combat Violent Extremism and the High Level Political Forum. The High Level Panel, held on July 21, in partnership with UNESCO, hosted by the mission of Italy to the United Nations, with the participation of H.E. Ambassador Kiarat Abdrakhmanov, Permanent Representative of Kazahstan to the U.N. highlighted the important contribution of the development of a culture of peace and the need for a partnership between parliamentarians and the UN to work jointly for preventing the unprecedented rise of violent extremism. In this light, the IPCGE has been promoting national legislation for mandatory education on the culture of peace and strict measures to prevent incitement for terrorism and violent extremism in accordance with the relevant UN General Assembly resolutions. The role of legislators is crucial in this endeavor. So far the UN resolutions on the culture of peace have not yet been fully inscribed into national law in UN member states. The high level panel empowers legislators of UN member states to initiate legislation in their respective parliaments to fill this lacuna in support of the UNESCO mandate on the culture of peace. A summit of legislators at U.N. headquarters is planned to further promote this crucial endeavor.
In an effort to assure implementation of the required national legislation, The IPCGE initiative envisages the further strengthening of a multi- track diplomacy partnership to engage religious, academic, and media leaders to fulfill their respective roles to execute the proposed legislation with the support of the United Nations institutions as envisaged in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Plan of Action to Prevent Radical Violence. Towards this goal, IPCGE in partnership with the American Association of Central Asian and Caucasian Countries Religions in Dialogue is launching the Multi Track Council (MTC) for the Culture of Peace, also known as the Levant Initiative for Global Peace as endorsed by Council of Europe Members of Parliament and the Parliament of Romania (see attached documents). The MTC, comprised of religious, education, youth and media leaders will strive to support the required legislation and its execution in their respective professions and societies in coordination with national and international entities.
CHAIRMAN
1:15-1:30
PRESIDENT EMIL CONSTANTINESCU
The Levant Initiative for Global Peace as the Foundation for the
IPCGE Multi Track Council for the SDG’s and the Culture of Peace
UNESCO BRIEFING: Mrs. Lily Valchanova
Liaison Officer, Culture of Peace
KEYNOTE SPEAKERS
Ambassador Ion Jinga
Permanent Representative of Romania to the United Nations, Ambassador Katalin Bogyay
Permanent Representative of Hungary to the United Nations, Ambassador Dr. Maleeha Lodhi
Permanent Representative of Pakistan to the United Nations
Ambassador Mahmoud Saikal Ambassador
Permanent Representative of the Isla
mic Republic of Afghanistan to the U.N.
Ambassador Syed Akbaruddin Permanent Representative of India to the United Nations
Session I
1:30 – 2:15
EDUCATION FOR A CULTURE OF PEACE
Keynote Address: Mr. Garry Jacobs
CEO of the World Academy of Art & Science; Chairman of the Board and CEO of the World University Consortium; Managing Editor of Cadmus Journal; Vice-President of The Mother’s Service Society; Distinguished Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies at the Person-Centered Approach Institute, Italy; Executive Director of the International Center for Peace and Development in Napa, California; and a full member of the Club of Rome
MEDIA AND THE CULTURE OF PEACE
Keynote Address: Master Jun Hong Lu
Chairman and Director of Australia Oriental Media Buddhist Charity Association registered with the United Nations Global Compact, President of community groups in the Australian Chinese communities, as well as the Vice President of the Australia Chinese People China Peaceful Reunification Association (CCPPA)..Master Lu cofounded the global Chinese broadcasting China Network Television (CNTV). He has had a long-term collaborative relationship with ABC Radio, Xinhua News, China Radio International, and China National Radio. Master Lu also served as the Director for China Network Television (CNTV): Director of the Australian Chinese Buddhist Research Centre
Panelists

  • Imam Agha Jafri, Founder, American Muslim Congress
  • Dr. Wafik Moustafa, Chairman, Muslim Conservative Network UK
  • Mayor Martin Oliner – Mayor, city of Lawrence, LI, member of the Executive Board of Touro College, founder of the San Francisco School of Osteopathic Medicine, director of the New York School of Podiatry, founder and President Globe Institute of Technology

The Role of Youth and NGO’s
Keynote Speaker: MR. GIANNI PICCO
The Role of the Individual in the International Arena
former Under Sec. General of the U.N. /Consultant and Adviser to the Oxford Research Group
Dr. Lahoucine Khabid, President, Atlas Center for Diplomacy
Named: Youth Leader of the Future
Mr. Z.H Khurram
Secretary General, International Youth Forum

Session II – 2:15
The Role of Religious Leaders
Keynote Speaker: Rabbi Elie Abadie
Chief Rabbi, Safra Synagogue, Director of the Jacob E. Safra Institute of Sephardic Studies, at Yeshiva University and is a scholar and college teacher of Sephardic Judaism, history, philosophy, and comparative traditional law.Rabbi Abadie received the Orden Del Merito Civil, the highest civil decoration by His Majesty King Juan Carlos I of Spain. Rabbi Abadie follows in the footsteps of the greatest Jewish scholar and philosopher Moses Maimonides, as he is both a rabbi and a physician. Rabbi Abadie maintains a practice in Gastroenterology (Also Representing the European Council of Religious Leaders).
Panel

  • Dr. Boris Pincus, President, Religions in Dialogue
  • Rabbi Yaakov David Cohen, Founder Institute for Noahide Code
  • Rev. Simpson Turner –FDNY Chaplain, currently serves as the pastor of the Parish of Mount Carmel Baptist Church. Former chaplain for the New York City Department of Corrections and Sheriff’s Office
2:30 – Open Floor Discussion
2:45 –Vote of Thanks and Conclusion
6:30 pm – Dinner Hosted by Master Jun Hong Lu
MOBILIZING CULTURAL AND RELIGIOUS ETHICS TO PROMOTE THE U.N. POST 2015 DEVELOPMENT GOALS

The U.N. post 2015 development goals encompass ethics inherent in many cultures and religions on issues of social and environmental justice.
The Inter-Parliamentary Coalition for Global Ethics is launching a major initiative to create a global steering committee of religious leaders and cultural representatives to lead the efforts to harness cultural and religious ethics to promote these goals.

The ‘United Nations’ Headquarters faces the Isaiah Wall inscribed across from the main building. The quote from the prophet Isaiah was chosen as the founding motto for the world’s foremost organization for international peace. In his eternal thought, the day is mentioned when no nation will wage war against another nation, and when swords – the instruments of war – will be transformed into plowshares – the instruments for providing man’s sustenance. The Seven Universal Laws of Noah which are cited by the philosopher Hugo Grotius as the foundation for international law (the basis for the United Nations Charter) are the practical means, by which humanity can strive to live in unity and peace and can fulfill its potential to see all the families of the earth blessed. These laws for peace and unity encompass respect for G-d, for human life, respect for the Family, for other people’s property, for the creation, respect for the judicial systems, and respect for all creatures and the environment.

Leaders in the fields of culture and religion are invited to share their insight and wisdom with the leading UN officials to assure that the vision of the United Nations, to have a peaceful and civilized world in which economic justice and righteousness prevail, can be fulfilled. The goal of this summit is to develop a coalition of religious and cultural leaders to work with the UN to implement the development goals towards a culture of peace and prosperity.

  • GOAL 1 End poverty in all its forms everywhere
  • GOAL 2 End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture
  • GOAL 3 Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages
  • GOAL 4 Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all
  • GOAL 5 Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls
  • GOAL 6 Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all
  • GOAL 7 Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all
  • GOAL 8 Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all
  • GOAL 9 Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization andfoster innovation
  • GOAL 10 Reduce inequality within and among countries
  • GOAL 11 Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable
  • GOAL 12 Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns
  • GOAL 13 Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts*
  • GOAL 14 Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development
  • GOAL 15 Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation andhalt biodiversity loss
  • GOAL 16 Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provideaccess to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels
  • GOAL 17 Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development




Institute of Noahide Code INC in UN and DC events 2018

The Institute of Noahide Code INC proposes a strategic alliance with the United Nations post 2030 agenda to promote the codification into national legislation of the United Nations resolutions on the culture of peace, environmental ethics and social justice. The Institute of Noahide Code recruits parliamentarians from all United Nations member states who share the goal of implementing these United Nations resolutions into national legislation by providing model draft legislation, initiating workshops and conferences and creating alliances with religious leaders, media and academic leaders and business executives who support and supplement the legislation by teaching, publicizing and putting into practice the “global ethics” inherent in these United Nations Resolutions.

 




UN HQ Chanukah ball 2018

For Immediate Release:

12/06/18

The first ever Menorah lighting at the United Nations was organized by Rabbi Yakov David Cohen, Director of the Institute of Noahide Code the sponsoring UN NGO, said  “I am heartened coming into the United Nations Headquarters with the Isaiah Wall which prophesies that “no nation will wage war against another nation, and the swords will be transformed into plowshares.” This historic event involved the lighting of the Menorah by Rabbi Elie Abadie at the Isaiah Wall. The menorah is lit to commemorate religious freedom, when a small Jewish army fighting for religious freedom defeated the mightiest empire of the time: The greeks, who were attempting to quash religious observance. During the lighting the names of the 11 Jews killed during the Pittsburgh synagogue massacre were read, then Rabbi Cohen spoke about “The fifth night of Hanukkah is the first night in which a majority of the lights on the Menorah are lit, this is the night in which the light overcomes the darkness, it is up to all of us whether Jewish or Gentile, White or Black, Hispanic or Asian, to add in light and make this world a better place. Then participants danced and sang traditional Hanukkah songs including “Maoz Tzur”.

 

Then The Grand Chanukah Ball was held at the UN express Bar just steps away from the general assembly hall, in attendance were Ambassadors and UN staff. NYC advocate Clark Pena Received the Ambassador of peace award for his work on peace. Then Mr. Pena presented Rabbi Cohen with a proclamations from the New York State assembly as well as from New York City Council recognizing Rabbi Cohen’s work on promoting peace and unity in the world.

 

The United Nations acknowledges human rights as well as humanity’s right to freedom, including that of religion.  This Menorah lighting ceremony was open to all, including visitors to the United Nations of all races, religions and ethnicities.  It was a celebration of all that unites us as human family that we are: our yearning for ever more light at a time that humanity hopefully emerges victorious with light over darkness, the forces of human rights and freedom successful over intolerance, and the ideals of the Noahide Laws prevailing throughout the world.  The Seven Universal Laws of Noah are means by which humanity strives to live in unity and peace. These laws for peace and unity encompass respect for G-d, for human life, respect for the Family, for other people’s property, the creation and respect of a judicial system, and respect for all creatures and environment.