27th Abant Meeting Ends with Stress on Democratization

27th Abant Meeting Ends with Stress on Democratization

One of the conclusions of the 27th Abant meeting, which brought together foreign and domestic academics and journalists living in Turkey, was that Turkey's democracy needs to be more consolidated for it to be more effective in the world and Read more
Religious Leaders Meet in Mardin for Peace

Religious Leaders Meet in Mardin for Peace

Organized by JWF's Intercultural Dialogue Platform, the second International Symposium of Religions and Peace in the Light of the Common Ancestor Abraham (also known as the Harran Meetings) begins in Mardin today. Read more
Turkish and Syrian Journalists Unite at Workshop

Turkish and Syrian Journalists Unite at Workshop

Turkish and Syrian journalists met at a recent workshop organized by JWF's Medialog Platform. The program included presentations and exchanges of ideas, noting that in spite of political divisions between Turkey and Arab countries after the 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 Rep Selected for UN Open Working Group's Steering Committee

JWF Rep Selected for UN Open Working Group's Steering Committee

Galymzhan Kirbassov, JWF's New York representative to the United Nations (UN), has been selected as a member of a steering committee that will coordinate a discussion panel during the Fifth Session of the UN Open Working Group (OWG) on Sust Read more
JWF Focuses on Civil Society Initiatives to Combat Religious Intolerance

JWF Focuses on Civil Society Initiatives to Combat Religious Intolerance

JWF held a panel on Friday, March 14, on "The Importance of Civil Society Initiatives for Combating Religious Intolerance" at the United Nations Office in Geneva. Academics and diplomats attended the panel, which was organized as a side eve Read more
Middle East Democracy and Security Considered at 11th Abant Platform

Middle East Democracy and Security Considered at 11th Abant Platform

The 11th meeting of the Abant Platform, a leading civil society initiative, focused on the future of the Middle East. Platform participants gave weight to the issues of security and democracy, emphasizing that the region could not be united Read more
Turkish and French Intellectuals Agree on Turkey's EU Membership

Turkish and French Intellectuals Agree on Turkey's EU Membership

Turkish and French scholars discussed Europe's future at the 10th Abant Platform in Paris on March 31 - April 1, 2006. The event was organized with the International Council of Social Sciences (Conseil International des Sciences Sociales) a Read more
33rd Abant Meeting Seeks to Revamp Turkey's Foreign and Domestic Policies

33rd Abant Meeting Seeks to Revamp Turkey's Foreign and Domestic Policies

This weekend, JWF hosted the 33rd Abant Platform meeting, titled "Turkey's Direction," to discuss the country's future. The meeting was attended by 120 intellectuals from around the world, including scholars, journalists, NGO leaders, and f 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 Delivers Statement at ECOSOC's Annual Meeting in Geneva

JWF Delivers Statement at ECOSOC's Annual Meeting in Geneva

JWF attended the UN's Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) annual meeting in Geneva on July 4, 2013, working alongside ambassadors, ministers, and other senior officials. The Foundation discussed educational institutions inspired by JWF's H Read more
Turkish-Afghan Schools Highlighted as Step Forward for Girls' Education

Turkish-Afghan Schools Highlighted as Step Forward for Girls' Education

In partnership with the Dialog-Institut and the Permanent Missions of Afghanistan, the UK, and Finland, the Journalists and Writers Foundation (JWF) organized a well-attended conference concerning Afghan girls' access to education. The even Read more
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October
An international conference, titled "Geneva Peace Conference: Mobilizing Civil Society for Building Peace," will be held by JWF at the UN office in Geneva. NGOs, media representatives, religious leaders, politicians, and educational workers from around the world are expected to attend.
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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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