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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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Some 22 million displaced by natural disasters in 2013, UN-backed report reveals

A new United Nations-backed report launched today reveals that 22 million people worldwide were displaced in 2013 by disasters sparked largely by earthquakes or climate- and weather-related events – almost three times more than by conflict in the same year.

The report, Global Estimates 2014: people displaced by disasters, conducted by the Norwegian Refugee Council’s Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC), shows that the risk of displacement due to disasters has more than doubled over the last four decades–largely due to the growth and concentration of urban populations, particularly in vulnerable countries.

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World hunger falls, but 805 million still chronically undernourished

About 805 million people in the world, or one in nine, suffer from hunger, according to a new UN report released today.

 

The State of Food Insecurity in the World (SOFI 2014) confirmed a positive trend which has seen the number of hungry people decline globally by more than 100 million over the last decade and by more than 200 million since 1990-92. The report is published annually by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the World Food Programme (WFP).

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UN urges young people to engage in democracy – and for politicians to engage youth

The United Nations marked the annual International Day of Democracy with calls on young people to lead a major push for inclusive democracy around the world.

 

“I call on members of the largest generation of youth in history to confront challenges and consider what you can do to resolve them,” Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said in his message for the Day, which is commemorated on 15 September.

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United Nations General Assembly opens on 16 September 2014

The General Assembly of the United Nations opens its sixty-ninth session on Tuesday, 16 September, at 3 p.m., at United Nations Headquarters in New York.

 

The initial week of deliberations will immediately be followed by a number of high-profile events, starting with the first-ever World Conference on Indigenous Peoples, a High-level plenary meeting—taking place on Monday and Tuesday, 22 and 23 September.

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TDR 2014 launched in Ankara

The Trade and Development Report 2014, one of the flagship publications of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) was launched in Ankara with the participation of the United Nations Resident Coordinator Kamal Malhotra.

 

The report was presented by Dr. Ricardo Gottschalk, Economic Affairs Officer in the Globalization and Development Strategies division at UNCTAD, Dr. Yilmaz Akyuz, the Special Economic Advisor to South Centre, a Geneva based Intergovernmental Think Tank. 

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Iraq, Syria top priorities for new UN human rights chief

The new United Nations human rights chief today urged the international community to stop the “increasingly conjoined” conflicts in Iraq and Syria, lashing out at the armed group Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) for trying to create a “house of blood.”

 

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights referred to ISIL fighters as ‘Takfiris,” an ideology that he calls “extremely narrow and unyielding” who annihilate those Muslims, Christians, Jews and others – the rest of humanity – who believe differently to them.

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