UN High-Level Reception Highlights Public-Private Partnerships in Education

UN High-Level Reception Highlights Public-Private Partnerships in Education

Education has been the centerpiece of the UN Post-2015 Development Agenda. During the evaluation period of the Millennium Development Goals, it was clear that even though the number of children attending schools significantly increased, the Read more
JWF Holds Introductory Dinner for Turkish Press Members in NYC

JWF Holds Introductory Dinner for Turkish Press Members in NYC

JWF officials met with members of the Turkish press for an introductory dinner in New York on April 27, 2013. Huseyin Hurmali, Secretary-General of JWF's Abant Platform, discussed JWF's milestones, including gaining general consultative sta Read more
Workshop Proposes Steps to Eliminate Media’s Negative Influence on Children

Workshop Proposes Steps to Eliminate Media’s Negative Influence on Children

A workshop held at Istanbul University's Faculty of Communication on April 5, 2012, recommended ten steps for eliminating the media's negative influence on children and teenagers in Turkey. Read more
Panel Declares Violence against Women a 'Global Disease'

Panel Declares Violence against Women a 'Global Disease'

The JWF Women's Platform took part in a recent panel titled "Laws on Violence against Women Presented by Women Judges," which was a side event at the 57th session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW57) held at UN Headquarters i Read more
Turkish-Norwegian Organization Commended for Intercultural Work during Eid Celebration

Turkish-Norwegian Organization Commended for Intercultural Work during Eid Celebration

Numerous institutions throughout the world work to introduce and share Turkish culture abroad. One important example is the Mangfoldhuset Foundation, located in Norway's capital of Oslo. On October 11, 2014, they hosted an interfaith and in Read more
Ambassadors Series Panel #2 Discusses Relations between Balkans and EU

Ambassadors Series Panel #2 Discusses Relations between Balkans and EU

The Journalists and Writers Foundation (JWF) and Peace Islands Institute held the second panel of the Ambassadors Series in JWF's New York office on February 26, 2014. The theme of the panel was intergovernmental relations among Balkan nati Read more
Grant Recipients Announced at Peace Projects Award Ceremony

Grant Recipients Announced at Peace Projects Award Ceremony

The Peace Projects Award Ceremony, organized by the Journalists and Writers Foundation (JWF), took place at the Zaman Daily's headquarters in Istanbul, Turkey, on May 30, 2014. The Peace Projects grant program supports innovative projects t Read more
JWF Speaks Out against Domestic Violence at UN Women's Event

JWF Speaks Out against Domestic Violence at UN Women's Event

JWF's Women's Platform gave a statement at the 57th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW57), a UN Women's event held at UN Headquarters in New York from March 4 to 15, 2013, to eliminate and prevent all forms of violen Read more
JWF & NYIT Host Conference on Democratization in the Middle East

JWF & NYIT Host Conference on Democratization in the Middle East

As part of the New York Institute of Technology's (NYIT) "The Year of Turkey," JWF and NYIT hosted an international conference on April 28, 2014, at the NYIT Auditorium on Broadway. The conference was titled "Challenges to Democratization i Read more
Turkey Urges Creation of Humanitarian Corridor in Syria to End Refugee Influx

Turkey Urges Creation of Humanitarian Corridor in Syria to End Refugee Influx

At a recent conference, Turkish officials reiterated that in order to find a solution to the number of Syrian refugees fleeing their war-battered country for neighboring states, it is necessary to create a humanitarian corridor in Syria tha Read more
JWF Gains 'General Consultative Status' with ECOSOC

JWF Gains 'General Consultative Status' with ECOSOC

The Journalists and Writers Foundation (JWF) is the first and only organization in Turkey to gain general consultative status in the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the United Nations (UN). In an interview, JWF President Mustafa Yes Read more
Student Workshop Advocates Cross-Cultural Coexistence

Student Workshop Advocates Cross-Cultural Coexistence

South Korean, Turkish, and Indonesian youth commissions attended the "Coexistence and Overcoming Prejudices" workshop hosted by the Journalists and Writers Foundation (JWF) Women's Platform on July 23, 2011, at Maltepe Coskun Private High S Read more
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October
Numerous institutions throughout the world work to introduce and share Turkish culture abroad. One important example is the Mangfoldhuset Foundation, located in Norway's capital of Oslo. On October 11, 2014, they hosted an interfaith and intercultural event to celebrate the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha.
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September
Education has been the centerpiece of the UN Post-2015 Development Agenda. During the evaluation period of the Millennium Development Goals, it was clear that even though the number of children attending schools significantly increased, the higher education they received did not meet the standards of contemporary world and labor markets.
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July
On July 8, 2014, JWF and the Peace Islands Institute organized a discussion panel on the effects of education on the United Nations' sustainable development goals. The panel was part of the 2nd session of the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development at the UN Headquarters in New York.
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June
JWF's recent statement on Afghan girls' access to education is now available on the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) website. The statement was submitted as part of the 26th session of the Human Rights Council, which took place in Geneva on June 10-27, 2014.
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