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 Institute of Noahide 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 and Rabbi Y. D. Cohen 2018

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

 




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 INC 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 INC 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, INC 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
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 Yakov David Cohen, Founder Institute of 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 INC  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




UN HQ Chanukah party 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.




Universal Peace

Universal Peace

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




Kosher Halal food in public schools

Kosher Halal food in public schools

SAFESTBuried in the just released NYC Budget for fiscal year 2019 is a $1 million allocation for a “Halal and Kosher School Lunch Pilot,” one of a few “food initiatives” totaling $7.4 million.

City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer, who has supported the introduction of halal and kosher food in the schools, said in a statement on June 14 that the pilot program is “a critical first step toward leveling the playing field for our students not only in the cafeteria, but in the classroom – because only when young people have access to sufficient healthy food can they reach their full academic and social potential.”

Stringer noted that just last month, his office convened Jewish and Muslim leaders, community stakeholders and food advocates “to discuss this universal food initiative and build momentum toward this longstanding goal.”




Noahide Activities and Photos June 14, 2018




Mobilizing Cultural and Religious Ethics to Promote the U.N. Post 2015 Development Goals

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, in cooperation with the Institute of Noahide Code are 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

TOPICS TO BE COVERED:

  1. United Nations Resolutions on the Culture of Peace as a Pre-Condition for Peace, Security and Sustainable Development (Goals 1-17)
  2. Religious and Cultural Values as a driver for the implementation of the UN Post 2015 agenda (goals 1-17)
  3. Ethical Finance to “end poverty in all its forms everywhere” (goal 17)
From:
http://www.ipcge.net/MOBILIZING-CULTURAL-AND-RELIGIOUS-ETHICS-TO-PROMOTE-THE-U.N.-POST-2015-DEVELOPMENT-GOALS.htm

Peace Process in the Middle East Global Summit – United Nations Headquarters

NOVEMBER 9TH SUMMIT AT U.N. HEADQUARTERS

INC




Sustaining Peace and Conflict Prevention Through Multi Track Education and Initiatives for the Culture of Peace and SDG’s

Sustaining Peace and Conflict Prevention Through Multi Track Education and Initiatives for the Culture of Peace and SDG’s

Save the Date May 30, 2018 in UN HQ Agenda

IPCGE Multi Track Council Forum
Hosted by the Mission of Bulgaria to the United Nations

UNITED NATIONS HEADQUARTERS
Conference Room 6
1:15 – 2:30 p.m.

“Sustaining Peace and Conflict Prevention Through Multi Track Education and Initiatives for the Culture of Peace and SDG’s”.

Program
Welcome
Mission of Bulgaria to the United Nations
UNESCO Liaison Officer
Introduction
IPCGE Multi Track Council for the Culture of Peace and SDGs
Shoshana Bekerman, Director, Inter-Parliamentary Coalition for Global Ethics

PANEL I
The Dimension of Education, Diplomacy, Religion and Social Justice
Multi Track Initiatives for the Culture of Peace

Rev. Mother Esther Abimbola Ajayi – Founder -Esther Ajayi Foundation

Rabbi Elie Abadie, Vice-President of the New York Board of Rabbis, Co-President of Justice for Jews from Arab Countries, Board Member of the American Sephardi Federation and the World Sephardic Educational Center

Dr. Boris Pincus, founder Religions in Dialogue/ American Association of Central Asian and Caucasian Countries

Dr. Lahoucine Khabid, President, Atlas Center for Diplomacy, Morocco

Mehmet Kilic., President, Journalists and Writer Foundation/ UN Representative..Peace Islands Institute
Jonathan Granoff, representative of the International Peace Bureau

Imam Agha Jafri, Vice Chair or the American Muslim Congress

Myron Schonfeld, representing Ohr Druze Association for the Culture of Peace

PANEL II – The Dimension of Culture and the Arts
Introduction
Peace Museum NY and Journeys for Peace
Sergio Kopeliovich, Director, Peace Museum, NY

Rabbi Yakov David Cohen, founder UN NGO The Institute of Noahide Code

Rosa Amanda Tuiran / Consultant in SPIN Political Communication Workshop/ member of the organizational committee of the First National Public Health Case Competition.

Alyona Badalova, Director, Child and Youth Development Center ‘My Way”

Yael Hernadez Fernandez / Director, School and ballet initiative for children related to the culture of peace, One in a Kind.

Laurence Singer, founder and Managing Director of Global Beat Music

PANEL DISCUSSION

JOINING FORCES, NETWORKING AND PARTNERING FOR THE CULTURE OF PEACE AND SDG’S

OPEN DISCUSSION

CONCLUSION AND FOLLOW UP PLANS




Noahide Conference 2017

9 20 2017

Welcome to the Summit Conference. Today we will be addressing the The Role of Religious leaders for Building Peaceful and Inclusive Societies and Combating Violent Extremism with Universal Noahide – UN

First, I want to thank our my fellow speakers for their outstanding leadership in this historic event: Mr  Mark Donfiled  and ICD Academy for Cultural Diplomacy

I also wish to thank all of you the future Ambassadors, Delegates, and distinguished guests who have taken the time out of their busy schedule to join us for this important program.

My name is Rabbi Yakov David Cohen and I serve as a Rabbi and an ECOSOC NGO Special Envoy to the UN for The Institute of Noahide Code. In my capacity as Special Envoy for the INC, my responsibilities include human rights issues in the Middle East including defending the rights of Jewish, Christian and Muslim Men, women and children.

I like to open with a story that took place with the former New York Mayor David Dinkins and the Chabad Rebbe Menachem Schneerson in 1991.. …Mayor Dinkins went, both as the Mayor and as the representative of the black community to the Rebbe in Brooklyn, New York, and said, “We pray for the peace of our two communities”. The Rebbe replied, “It is one community, under one G-d, under one administration.”

One people One World under G-D

Some people wonder, can’t we just get along – but everything in life that will function – and certainly function long-term must have both a foundation and a logical premise.

The only way societites – as emperically through thousands of years of human civilization proves – live together, is, if there is a higher ideal.

What can possibly be the higher ideal which unites all of mankind?

What we all have in common is three things – 1. Each and every one of us is a creation of our heavenly father G-D 2. Each and every one of us (including all species, plants, even minerals) have a cosmic goal in the tapestry and symphony that produces the beauty and melody called humanity – 3. The Creator has specifically taught the Jewish people, passed down from Moses, a universal Noahide ethical code and by us all humbly accepting, we introduce this higher ideal.

I read a personal ad in the paper: Homeless!  (JOKE)

Seeking home, will pay rent, utilities, looking to make the world a better place, will provide good company – G-D.

Each and every one of us makes a home for G-d by keeping the Universal Noahide code!

The Universal Noahide Code is one for peace.. Jewish Sages explain that a wonder of G-d’s creation is that, although the face of every human being is essentially the same, no two people are identical.  As facial features differ, so too, the workings of no two minds are alike.  Since differences are an inherent dimension of G-d’s Creation, no society should try to stifle these differences.  They should not only be tolerated, but encouraged as a  springboard for growth. Humankind is created in the Divine Image.  Given that this House is one of peace, we must within the framework of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, attempt to promote these values not only globally, but specially, immediately in our surroundings.

The Torah message is Universal.  Torah was ultimately given for peace.  Peace between man and G-d, and peace between man and man.  The first Five Commandments are the relationship between man and G-d, whereas the last five deal with man’s relation to his fellow human being.  These values are eternal, and are encompassed in the Universal Noahide Code. The truth of the matter is that before there was any formal religion there was only Noah, a man who withstood the tides/norms of his day and went against all of the trends of his time, for he considered these to be unethical, indecent Noah took it upon himself to serve and obey the One G-d.   His example was as valid today as it was then.   It is critical for all of us, that we, the representatives of many different people affirm and commit publicly to the basic premise, that people respect the very core fabric of life given by the Creator.  These are contained within the Seven Universal Codes of Noah, a way of life that expresses and makes the human being commit, to honoring first of all, the Creator, and ultimately, His Creation.

The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals envision zero hunger, no poverty, decent work and economic growth.  May I propose that in the Universal Noahide Codes, the belief in one G-d, promotes equal treatment for all human beings.  Humankind’s unity reflects G-d’s indivisibility.  The respect for human life envisioned in the Noahide Codes, also promotes respect that no human being is to be deprived of food as we are seeing regrettably in Syria, in North Korea, as a means of social control, of beating people into deprivation as a means of subjugation.  The respect for decent work and economic growth requires us to take into account, the right of all human beings to be remunerated properly for their work that local practices be taken into account by any multinational wishing to invest in a particular area.  It is a way of balancing profit with the needs and culture and livelihoods of those either employed or impacted by business.

The UN Sustainable Development Goals also promote partnering for all the goals we wish for humanity, as well as the promotion of peace, justice and strong institutions.

May I further propose, that the Universal Noahide Codes also envision this.  There is no greater partnership than the nucleus of society which is the family, the respect for human life within the family, the respect for the most vulnerable, which are the young, the weak and the infirm and the old.  And although not politically popular, may I suggest that the respect for the unborn is also a component of the first partnering of humans.  A future partner of society should be respected.  Everyone here present today, is here, because your right to be born was respected.  May I ultimately suggest as well, is that the Universal Noahide Codes also strengthen the notion of promoting justice, because in its core, the concept of the creation of a judicial system is paramount.  As is often said, there is no peace, without justice.

We have all and are all created by G-d – in fact in this sense we have something in common not only with all humans, but also with animals, vegetation and even rocks and non-living creations, with the Universe itself.  We need a vigorous proactive campaign which is what I am proud my organization Institute of Noahide Code stands for, in which all people, all people, are elevated through the deep appreciation that their lives are a choice – God chose them, as He loves to see each human being bring light, love, unity and harmony to his or her surroundings, to the world at large.  When we all realize we are His ambassadors, each and everyone of us, not only do we do good, but this gives us an inner feeling of worth and as we add respect to ourselves, love to the core, to reflect this to the rest of the world, by extending that to each and every person.

For us to have UNITY we need ONE AND ONLY G-D and for G-d to have UNITY HE needs us!

We had a giant in the United States, may his memory be a blessing.

Dr. Martin Luther King queried those around him:  “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is:  What are you doing for others?”

The Rebbe Menachem Schneerson also taught us that a “Little light can dispel a lot of darkness”.   Not far from this concept, and in terms of love, which is the underlying theme that humanity craves for, Dr. King added:  Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that.  Hate cannot drive out hate, only love can do that”.

But what is love based on?    Love, as Jewish mysticism teaches us, is realizing that we are but one heart in many bodies, one universal mission, affirming that each one of us has been made in the image of our Maker, challenged to rise above instinctual selfish instincts and invite a Divine purpose, mission and meaning in our life.  We can only achieve this objective, in the manner of respect, of establishing court systems, by creating partnerships that include the basic core of society which is the family unit, the respect for human life, through food, equitable respect for the rights, needs of others.  We include in this, the environment, as well as our fellow animal creatures, His entire Creation.

Practically, by each of us dedicating our lives individually to this recognition that “I am not a biological being, born one day, to die another”, rather “I am an ambassador of our Creator to add in the goodness and kindness of this world, I take upon myself the responsibility to share this message – the message of truth, the message of empathy, the message of love”.  Then and only then, can truly the vision of the U.N. be realized and speedily fulfilled, as the great prophet Isaiah expressed  ‘that they will beat their swords into plowshares and no nation will make war ever again’.

Sweet New Year!!!

THANK YOU.

IDC – Chabad UES NY NY USA on 9 20, 2017 [email protected]