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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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Egypt: UN rights experts denounce mass death sentences as ‘mockery of justice’

A group of eight United Nations human rights independent experts urged the Egyptian authorities to quash the 529 death sentences announced in Egypt last week and give the defendants new and fair trials, in line with international human rights law.


“The right to life is a fundamental right, not a toy to be played with. If the death penalty is to be used at all in countries which have not abolished it, international law requires the most stringent respect of a number of fundamental standards,” the experts said in a news statement on 31 March 2014.

 

UN Global Compact Promotes Business for Peace

The UN Global Compact Local Network Turkey (Global Compact Türkiye), together with the United Nations Development Program Turkey (UNDP) and the Mersin Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MTSO) launched Business for Peace in Turkey on 1 April 2014, in Mersin, Turkey. The Mediterranean Regional event focused on aligning and scaling corporate sustainability efforts to advance peace, in the region, with the Mersin Chamber of Commerce being the one of the first Chambers of Commerce in the region to endorse Business for Peace. In addition to allowing companies to join the platform, the event highlighted private sector opportunities, collaborative actions and contributions in advancement of peace, through responsible business practices and community stakeholder engagements.

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On World Day, Ban urges renewed efforts to help persons affected by autism realize full potential

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon marked World Autism Awareness Day with a call to action – urging the international community to take part in fostering progress for those affected by autism “by supporting education programmes, employment opportunities and other measures that help realize our shared vision of a more inclusive world.”

 

“This year’s World Autism Awareness Day is a chance to celebrate the creative minds of people with Autism Spectrum Disorders, and to renew our pledge to help them realize their great potential,” said Mr. Ban in his message.

 

Autism is a lifelong developmental disability that manifests itself during the first three years of life. The rate of autism in all regions of the world is high and it has a tremendous impact on children, their families, communities and societies.

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