United Nations Day celebrated in Ankara

01 Nov 2013

Sixty-eighth anniversary of the United Nations was celebrated on 24 October at a reception in Ankara.

New Horizons-  As part of UN Day activities, a reception was organized with the participation of parliamentarians, representatives of ministries, ambassadors, diplomatic community, NGOs, UN partners and stakeholders.

At the event Turkish government was represented by Deputy Foreign Minister Naci Koru. UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative Kamal Malhotra and Deputy Minister Koru made speeches to mark the UN Day.

In his speech, Deputy Minister Koru emphasized the increasing cooperation between Turkey and the United Nations. Koru commended the work done by the UN in Turkey and outlined Turkey’s efforts to expand its geographical reach.

UN Resident Coordinator Kamal Malhotra emphasized the new strategic cooperation between Turkey and the UN.

Malhotra also talked about post 2015 development agenda in his speech: “I can attest to the fact that there was a real commitment on the part of all UN member states to agree on a post-2015 Development Agenda at the General Assembly in September 2015, focused on sustainable development with measurable goals.”


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