Ambassadors Series Presents 2nd Panel Focused on Africa

Ambassadors Series Presents 2nd Panel Focused on Africa

The Ambassadors Series Africa Panel #2: African Solutions to African Problems brought United Nations diplomats together with academics, experts, and civil society to discuss global issues and exchange multiple perspectives. The panel was ho 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
Conference Opens Discussions on International Family Policies

Conference Opens Discussions on International Family Policies

In consultation with the Focal Point on Family at the Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA), the JWF Women's Platform organized "International Family Conference III: International Family Policies" in Istanbul on November 29-30, 2 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
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
Africa and Turkey Pledge Further Cooperation Based on Mutual Respect

Africa and Turkey Pledge Further Cooperation Based on Mutual Respect

During the Abant Platform's three-day meeting on June 28-30, participants from both Africa and Turkey agreed to intensify their cooperation based on mutual respect, goodwill, and understanding. Read more
Internat'l Conference Sparks Discussions on Philanthropy and Peacebuilding

Internat'l Conference Sparks Discussions on Philanthropy and Peacebuilding

JWF and Kimse Yok Mu, a Turkish humanitarian aid organization, recently organized an international conference titled "Philanthropy and Peacebuilding: Classical Approaches and Emerging Trends." The conference was held on April 11-12, 2014, a 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
UN Official Praises Istanbul Summit, Prioritizes Women's Rights

UN Official Praises Istanbul Summit, Prioritizes Women's Rights

In a recent video message, Navi Pillay, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, commended JWF for organizing the Istanbul Summit, an event that features women's perspectives on the UN's post-2015 development agenda. Read more
Arabs, Turks Attempt to Redefine Arab Uprisings, Political Trajectories

Arabs, Turks Attempt to Redefine Arab Uprisings, Political Trajectories

Turkish and Arab intellectuals discussed the uncertain political trajectories of post-revolution Arab states in a southeastern Turkish city on the border with Syria, a country that has put Turkey's assertive foreign policy to a difficult te 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 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
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December
To hear the death of more than 140 people, mostly students in Pakistan as a result of a terrorist attack, is very shocking and saddening. The Journalists and Writers Foundation strongly condemns this atrocity, which is senseless and horrific and inflicted unbearable pain on innocent people. The JWF sends sincere…
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November
In consultation with the Focal Point on Family at the Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA), the JWF Women's Platform organized "International Family Conference III: International Family Policies" in Istanbul on November 29-30, 2014.
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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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JWF Logo 0150x0150 White TextJournalist and Writers Foundation (JWF) is a non-governmental organization in general consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). JFW aims to promote peaceful coexistence through dialogue and understanding at global, regional and local levels. Since its establishment in 1994, JWF has organized events promoting peace, tolerance and dialogue. There are five platforms that work under JWF umbrella: Abant Platform, Intercultural Dialogue Platform (IDP), Medialog Platform, Women’s Platform, and Dialogue Eurasia Platform (DAP). Through its activities, JWF has brought together thousands of people from various backgrounds to discuss topics including but not limited to politics, religion, art, philosophy, and science in order to establish common ground and, ultimately, peace. JWF also occasionally holds award ceremonies to support inspirational individuals who contributed to peace and dialogue in their communities. For more information, please visit JWF homepage