Sustainable Development

MEETING: 19 NOVEMBER 2013

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Tuesday, November 19, 2013, 2-4 M; Hardin Room, 11th Floor; UN Church Center; 777 UN Plaza (East 44th St. & First Ave.)
General Meeting:  Welcome from Co-Chair: Ms. Iryna Kurowyckyj
Committee Reports ~ 
Speakers:
Prof. Jan Dash, NYU - Updates from the Warsaw, Poland and Copenhagen Climate Change Conferences.  
Emilie McGlone, Director of Peace Boat US (NYO)- Emilie has a degree in Cultural Studies from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In 2002, she traveled to Latin America and Asia to compare world cultures and organize various volunteer opportunities to support local communities. In the year 2005, Emilie began her career as the International Coordinator for the non-profit International NGO Peace Boat, which is based in Tokyo, Japan and works to promote peace, human rights, sustainable development and respect for the environment.  Emilie has joined Peace Boat in campaigning on nuclear related issues for many years, both for the abolition of nuclear weapons and also nuclear power. Since March 2011, she has particularly been focusing on relief and advocacy related to the nuclear disaster which took place after the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami. This work has been at the local and global level and has included the Global Conference for a Nuclear Free World, bringing the "Voices of Fukushima" to the world and the Fukushima Youth Ambassador Project.  In 2012, Emilie participated in the Rio+20 UN Conference on Sustainability in Rio de Janiero, Brasil and invited a group of four citizens from Fukushima to give their testimonies about the effects of nuclear radiation on a social and environmental level. Using art and photography as a tool, Emilie has curated photo exhibitions about Fukushima in the major cities around the world such as Caracas (Venezuela), Santiago (Chile), Tokyo (Japan), Miami, New York City, and Washington DC in the United States. Currently Emilie resides in New York City, where she works as the Director of the New York office of Peace Boat US in the United Nations Plaza, organizing educational programs and collaborating with other nternational organizations to promote a culture of peace and sustainability. 
Rachel Clark, Global Coordinator of Peace Boat US (NYO)- Originally from Japan, Rachel holds a degree in International Studies from Ramapo College of New Jersey. In 2010, she was chosen as one of the interpreters for 150 Hibakusha delegates to the UN NPT Conference, which became her turning point to devote herself for nuclear-free world and for sustainable development. In the year 2012, Rachel joined Peace Boat US as a volunteer staff as she continuously involved in various anti-nuclear weapons/energy activities. Fukushima Nuclear Disaster was the major motivation to further deepen her concerns on anti-nuclear and post Fukushima radiation issues. As an independent interpreter, her language capacity has been utilized in various nuclear related events. For example she supported Dr. Sakiyama at Dr. Helen Caldicott's Symposium this past March, and former Prime Minister of Japan, Naoto Kan at the Coalition Against Nuke's Symposium this October. Also as a Communication Coordinator on the 79th Voyage of Peace Boat. 
PEACE BOAT US ~ the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster - Never Again for a Sustainable World ~ The TEPCO Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant accident of 2011 has shown us all the reality that nuclear power cannot be controlled. More and more people are now calling for a nuclear power free society, and the Japanese government announced in its new energy strategy the policy to aim for zero nuclear power. The action of individual citizens is crucial in order to realize a nuclear power free society – Civil societies of the world need to take concrete, cooperative action to achieve the energy shift and realize this comprehensive vision of a "nuclear power free society."  As radiation goes beyond borders, Hiroshima, Nagasaki, Chernobyl and Fukushima need to be recognized across the world as tragedies for all humankind. 
  
  
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