1st Abant Platform Meeting Addresses Islam and Secularism

1st Abant Platform Meeting Addresses Islam and Secularism

The first Abant Platform meeting, titled "Islam and Secularism," was held in Bolu, Turkey, on July 17-19, 1998. It was attended by Turkish scholars and intellectuals of different political tendencies. Read more
Turkish Media Creates Negative Perceptions of Non-Muslims

Turkish Media Creates Negative Perceptions of Non-Muslims

Intellectuals and journalists who gathered at a workshop for a debate on how the Turkish media treats non-Muslims said that the media has had a crucial role in imposing an official ideology on society. Read more
Panel Discusses Achievements and Challenges in Afghan Girls' Education

Panel Discusses Achievements and Challenges in Afghan Girls' Education

Working alongside Peace Islands Institute New York (PIINY) and the Permanent Mission of Afghanistan to the UN, the JWF Women's Platform co-organized a panel on the achievements and challenges of girls' education in Afghanistan. The event to Read more
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 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
Abant Platform Meeting Focuses on Islam, Democracy, and Secularism

Abant Platform Meeting Focuses on Islam, Democracy, and Secularism

The 7th meeting of the Abant Platform, one of the leading civil society initiatives in Turkey, opened in Washington, DC, on April 19, 2004. This marks the first time the Platform meeting has been held abroad. 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
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
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
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
EU Discusses Gezi Park and Freedom of Expression

EU Discusses Gezi Park and Freedom of Expression

Recent developments in Turkey set the agenda for the second "Speak Up!" conference titled "Freedom of Expression and Media in the Western Balkans and Turkey." The event was organized by the European Commission in Brussels on June 20, 2013. Read more
Panel Discusses Relationship Between Peace and Sustainable Development

Panel Discusses Relationship Between Peace and Sustainable Development

The Journalists and Writers Foundation (JWF) co-organized a panel on the relationship between peace and sustainable development with the Permanent Mission of El Salvador to the UN and with Peace Islands Institute at the United Nations (UN) 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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