On the 50th Anniversary
World Environment Day,
June 5, 2022
,an official event accepted as an Earth Action by UN
Environment Programme in support of this significant
Secretary-General of the World Harmony Foundation Youth
Senior Intl. Correspondent, Ask Congress
and working with expert to translate into Mandarin,
of Richard Jordan's volume
History of UN Non-Governmental Organizations
Mr. Richard Jordan is Dean of UN NGOs
over 40 years and has chosen Harmony Liu to assume this important position
because of her writing and speaking skills, and exact nature
of her creative writing abilities.
Among the 5,499 projects on UNEP's map that commemorate
World Environment Day today, June 5, 2022,
there are only about half a dozen that have been proposed in the five
boroughs of New York City and Long Island.
Long Island has been for many years the land
of indigenous peoples.
The Long Island Star Journal's Sunday edition 60 years ago used to have an
entire section devoted to the history of indigenous peoples
on Long Island.
Flushing is now home to the most vibrant
Chinese community in America. The Dutch presence in America
gave us Flushing as the home of religious freedom in America
(the Flushing Remonstrance) and press freedom in America
(the trial of John Peter Zenger).
Yet now young leaders like Harmony Liu
already have a long background in linking culture to
environmental protection and climate action.
Harmony Liu will also be working with Richard Jordan
on a project to be based in St. Petersburg, Florida, due to
Harmony's recorded video invited to
the World Women's Water Forum at the Dushanbe, Tajikistan International
from June 6-9, 2022
Harmony is a junior in Jericho High
School and is applying to a number of Ivy League colleges,
and using her creative writing ability to bring a knowledge
of the History of UN Non-governmental organization
representatives (NGOs) to the more than 7,500 organizations
that have some type of status within the UN system.
The translation of the book into Mandarin
further opens up Harmony's multi-cultural ability to
Her work on behalf of Congressional representatives on Long
Island, such as the environmentalist Hon. Tom Suozzi,
has also demonstrated her multi-faceted interest in what
once was called civics.
Harmony also learned about local
government and the workings of the US Congress from her
conversations with Hon. Lester Wolff,
who was 103 years old congressman lived in Oyster Bay, Long
Now, on World Environment Day,
Harmony has joined with the Dean of UN NGOs in New
York, Mr. Richard Jordan, to become Editor-in-Chief
of Mr. Jordan's tribute to NGOs, A History of NGOs at the
For over 8,500 days, Richard Jordan
has come to the United Nations and walked past the great
iron fencing surrounding the UN campus that was made and
installed by the iron-smithing workshop of Mr. Set Agonian
in Woodside, New York. 8 AM to 6 PM on most days, as a
Mr. Jordan stated that he has asked
Harmony Liu to accept the assignment this summer of
editing this book, as well as translating this history into
Mandarin, for the Chinese audience in New York and environs,
but also in China, which Mr. Jordan visited 18 times
over the last 20 years.
It is believed that this will be the first
book by a UN NGO representative translated into Mandarin.
Richard has stated that due to
Harmony's involvement in finding solutions to the triple
environmental crisis identified by UNEP and the UN
Secretary-General, Mr. Antonio Guterres, of climate
crisis, biodiversity loss, and plastic pollution and waste,
there would be no one better than Harmony Liu to
assume this assignment.
Not only is Harmony an activist,
but Harmony, whom Richard Jordan has known for
her entire life, has worked on Long Island to help promote
the Hon. Lester Wolff Oyster Bay National Wildlife
Refuge. Lester, who died in 2021 at the age of 2021,
also knew Harmony and encouraged her to assume more and more
of a leadership role in environmental protection.
The Refuge was approved by a joint declaration of Congress
and signed into law by former President Donald Trump.
H.R.H. Princess Dr. Nisreen El-Hashemite
also invited Harmony to create a 4-minute video presentation for
the World Women's Water Forum that will be held on
June 6, 2022 at the Dushanbe World Water Summit.
As an articulate representative of the
generation that can only look to other youth from the
1992 Rio Earth Summit, such as Severn Suzuki,
as role models,
is welcoming her leadership role in moving the future to a
more resilient societal vision where every person accepts
their responsibility in creating a healthy, sustainable
human and planetary civilization.