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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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UN Humanitarian Chief calls for continued assistance and a political solution for Syria

At the conclusion of a two-day visit to Turkey on 20 October, UN Humanitarian Chief Valerie Amos reminded the international community of the gravity of Syria’s humanitarian crisis and said that additional support is needed ahead of the long winter months for people who have been displaced by fighting, and for the countries supporting them.



An estimated 1.6 million Syrians are seeking refuge in Turkey. “Up to 170,000 civilians fled Ayn Al-Arab into Turkey in a matter of weeks and the Turkish authorities responded immediately,” said USG Amos while thanking the Government and people of Turkey for their generosity in welcoming Syrians seeking safety in the country.

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On international Day, Ban declares eradication of poverty a 'most fundamental obligation'

Amid pronounced increases in global inequality, the United Nations marked the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty today with calls to accelerate efforts in eliminating poverty in all its forms.

 

“Entrenched poverty and prejudice, and vast gulfs between wealth and destitution, can undermine the fabric of societies and lead to instability,” Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said in his message for the Day, which is commemorated annually on 17 October. 

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On World Food Day, UN lauds role of family farmers in ending global hunger

With over 800 million people worldwide still lacking access to healthy, nutritious food, family farmers must play an increasingly vital role in the global war on hunger, United Nations officials affirmed, adding that the strong participation of the world’s family farmers can help “turn the tide” in shaping a new agenda for a sustainable future.

 

“Family farmers are key to unlocking global progress,” declared Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in his message marking the annual observance of World Food Day.

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In war-ravaged Gaza, Ban urges ministers of new government to unite on “building one Palestine”

Two days after donors pledged $5.4 billion in aid for Gaza reconstruction, Secretary General Ban Ki-moon visited the war-ravaged enclave, where he viewed destruction wrought by the most recent conflict that was “beyond description”, and also met with the ministers of the National Consensus Government calling on them to focus all efforts on “building one Palestine.”

“We stand by you. The international community supports your government’s efforts to assume the security and governance responsibilities in Gaza,” the UN Chief said in remarks following his meeting with the top officials of the government including its Deputy Prime Minister Ziad Abu.

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