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UNITED NATIONS COUNTRY TEAM

 

 

Our vision is to be recognized as valued and trusted partner known for our commitment to make a difference in the lives of the people of Turkey through:

 

•Being responsive to the national needs

•Setting exemplary standarts in perfor-mance and quality

•Building empowered and coherent teams

 

 

 

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Chair of UN Development Group and Turkey Minister of Foreign Affairs jointly inaugurate new Istanbul regional hub

The United Nations and the Republic of Turkey today officially launched the new Istanbul Regional Hub which provides support to the countries and territories in which the UN Development Programme (UNDP) works in Europe and CIS. The Hub also hosts UNICEF and UN Women regional offices.

 

“By locating this knowledge and technical expertise in Istanbul, UNDP will be well positioned to support and engage with partners in Europe and the CIS on the post-2015 development agenda, which is due to be agreed in September of this year,” said Helen Clark, Chair of the UN Development Group and Administrator of UNDP, in her opening remarks at the inauguration of the Istanbul Regional Hub.

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Ban urges ‘bold changes’ to aid action as States prepare for World Humanitarian Summit

Looking ahead to the World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul next year, the United Nations Secretary-General stressed how news stories were serving to compel the international community into agreeing to align major global commitments to support the world’s most vulnerable people.

 

“Today’s headlines have brought new reminders of why the Summit is needed,” said Ban Ki-moon as he briefed UN Member States on the Summit, set to be held next May. “The death of hundreds of migrants off the coast of Libya is not only deeply saddening – it should shock the global conscience.”

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At UN, religious and political leaders weigh strategies to stem rising tide of intolerance, extremism

Senior United Nations officials called on the international community “in the name of our shared humanity to unite in courage and resolve” against intolerance at a critical time when people, communities and nations are grappling with disparity and radicalism.


Opening the two-day high-level meeting on Promoting Tolerance and Reconciliation, Fostering Peaceful, Inclusive Societies and Countering Violent Extremism, General Assembly President Sam Kutesa said 2015 is a year of hope as the world formulates a new development agenda.

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‘Callous’ EU politics on migrants costing lives, UN rights chief warns

Following the loss of some 700 lives after a boat carrying migrants capsized and sank over the weekend, the UN human rights chief has urged European Union (EU) governments to take a “more sophisticated, more courageous and less callous approach” to coping with the flows of migrants towards Europe.


“As we learn of yet more men, women and children who have lost their lives in their search for better and safer lives abroad, I am horrified but not surprised by this latest tragedy. These deaths and the hundreds of others that preceded them in recent months were sadly predictable,” UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein said in a statement.

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