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
Soccer Match Raises Money for Children's Education in Bosnia-Herzegovina

Soccer Match Raises Money for Children's Education in Bosnia-Herzegovina

By the time the war in Bosnia-Herzegovina ended in 1995, more than 100,000 people had lost their lives, and moral and material destruction was widespread. In the wake of this tragedy, the Journalists and Writers Foundation (JWF) organized a Read more
Education Conference Identifies Key Aspects of Teacher Training

Education Conference Identifies Key Aspects of Teacher Training

The "Evolution of Teacher Training: International Cooperation and Integration" conference was held on October 24-25 in Minsk, the capital of Belarus. It was jointly organized by the Belarusian State Pedagogical University and the Dialogue E 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
Women's Empowerment Key for Development, Istanbul Summit Concludes

Women's Empowerment Key for Development, Istanbul Summit Concludes

An international summit in Istanbul, titled "Women's Perspective on the Post-2015 Development Agenda," has called for women's empowerment as a condition for sustainable development. The summit was held in Istanbul on May 31 - June 1, 2014. 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
17th Abant Platform to Discuss Kurdish Issue

17th Abant Platform to Discuss Kurdish Issue

The Abant Platform, a think tank supported by the Journalists and Writers Foundation, will convene to discuss Turkey's long-standing Kurdish issue on July 4-5, 2008, at the Abant Palace Hotel in Bolu, Turkey. 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
Abant Africa Forum Calls for Freedom of Expression and Respect for the Sacred

Abant Africa Forum Calls for Freedom of Expression and Respect for the Sacred

The 32nd Abant Platform forum, which took place in Addis Ababa on March 8-9, 2014, confirmed its commitment to the respect for sacred values and the encouragement of freedom of religion by international and regional organizations. 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
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
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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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