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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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Mali: UN condemns attack which killed six peacekeepers

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon condemned the attack against a convoy of the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA), which killed six peacekeepers and injured five others.

 

“The Secretary-General reminds all parties that attacks against UN peacekeepers constitute a serious violation of international law and urges all those responsible to be brought swiftly to justice;” says a statement issued by a UN spokesperson. Earlier, MINUSMA chief Mongi Mamdi had also strongly condemned the attack and called for the perpetrators to be brought to justice.

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Urgent Action Needed To Tackle Child Labour Caused By Syrian Crisis: Save the Children and UNICEF

The conflict and humanitarian crisis in Syria are pushing an ever increasing number of children into exploitation in the labour market, and much more needs to be done to reverse the trend, according to a new report released by Save the Children and UNICEF.

 

The report shows that inside Syria, children are now contributing to the family income in more than three quarters of surveyed households, In Jordan, close to half of all Syrian refugee children are now the joint or sole family breadwinners in surveyed households, while in some parts of Lebanon, children as young as six years old are reportedly working. 

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70th anniversary of the San Francisco Conference

70 years ago, San Francisco became the birth place of the global change. In June of 1945, war had claimed the lives of millions. At a time when it was seem impossible to find common ground, 50 nations came together in the Bay area to make an agreement. They drafted and signed the UN charter, committing to work together to achieve global peace, prosperity and human rights. Turkey was also one of the founding members at the San Francisco Conference.

 

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, in a message to mark the event, said, “To mark this anniversary, we once again uniting in our birth place. This year world leaders will chart the way forward to end extreme poverty and address the climate change. We want 2015 a year of global action for people and the planet. Let’us work together for peace, human rights and dignity for all".

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United Nations Rewards Best Public Service Initiatives Worldwide Turkey recognized for its innovative public service project to advance the new development agenda

22 institutions from 18 countries will be awarded by the United Nations for providing innovative public services on the occasion of the UN Public Service Forum, Day and Award Ceremony.


Turkey, one of the award recipients, will be rewarded for its initiative on The Sheltering Centre Management System implemented by the Disaster and Emergency Management Authority in order to govern and monitor temporary settlements for displaced people in the country.

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Iraq: UN health agency seeks $60 million to keep critical health centres open in conflict areas

With temperatures soaring to over 120 degrees Fahrenheit in some parts of Iraq and the number of people fleeing violence topping 3 million, the World Health Organization fears the closing of nearly 90 per cent of the health centres in conflict-affected areas unless donors respond to an urgent appeal to ensure their continuing operation.

WHO spokesperson Christian Lindmeier said his agency urgently needs $60 million to ensure the continuing operation of 77 health centres in Iraq, including 12 mobile clinics, which are on the verge of closing this month.

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