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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

 

 

 

NEWS
Appalled’ by attack on UN-run school in Gaza, Ban urges halt to all fighting

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said he is “appalled” by the news of an attack on a United Nations-run school in Gaza where hundreds of people had taken refuge from the ongoing hostilities, adding that the incident underscores the need to stop all fighting immediately.

“Many have been killed – including women and children, as well as UN staff,” Mr. Ban said in statement issued in Erbil, Iraq, where he is currently on an official visit. “Circumstances are still unclear. I strongly condemn this act.”

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As civilian casualties rise in Gaza, UN Rights Council agrees probe into alleged ‘war crimes’

“I unequivocally reiterate to all actors in this conflict that civilians must not be targeted,” Ms. Pillay said. “It is imperative that Israel, Hamas and all Palestinian armed groups strictly abide by applicable norms of international humanitarian law and international human rights law.”

She underscored the importance of applying principles of distinction between civilians and combatants and between civilian objects and military objectives, as well as proportionality and precautions in attack.

 

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On visit to Israel and West Bank, Ban calls for end to current fighting, return to dialogue

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called on Israelis and Palestinians to stop the fighting that has been raging for the past two weeks and return to dialogue with the aim of addressing the underlying causes of the cycles of violence that continue to plague them.

 

“My message to Israelis and Palestinians is the same: Stop fighting. Start talking. And take on the root causes of the conflict, so we are not back to the same situation in another six months or a year,” Mr. Ban said in remarks to the press with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Tel Aviv.

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Regional Response Plan for Syrian Refugees Revised in mid-2014 highlights a big funding gap

Now in the fourth year of the conflict, there are 2.9 million Syrian refugees in the region. The Syria situation has become one of the largest displacement crises in the world.


The inter-agency Syria Regional Response Plan for Syrian Refugees, RRP, Turkey part is a collaborative effort between Turkey, seven UN agencies and IOM, as well as refugees and host communities, under the overall leadership of Turkey and UNHCR, and in close coordination with the donor community, partners and NGOs.

 

Achievements and Priorities by UN agencies participating RRP in Turkey

 

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