Statement by the Delegation of Turkey the UN Pledging Conference for Development Activities

-- 12.11.2007
First of all, please allow me Madam President to congratulate you on your election as the President of the 2007 United Nations Pledging Conference for Development Activities.

Madam President,

Turkey perceives international cooperation on development as an essential tool for building peace and solidarity, a step towards achieving global stability and prosperity.

The United Nations operational activities for development have been proven as one of the most effective channels to support the efforts of the developing countries. We applaud the indelible value that the UN operations bring in development activities.

We believe that the agencies, funds and programmes of the United Nations system need to be further strengthened to better cope with the challenges of the global development agenda. The more we approach towards the fulfillment of the Millenium Development Goals, the more secure, stable and prosperous our world will be. Turkey stands ready to contribute to every effort to this end.

In this vein, let me announce Turkey's pledges for the year 2008.

-United Nations Development Programme (UNDP): 1 million US dollars

-Fund of the United Nations International Drug Control Programme (UNDCP): 500 thousand US dollars

-United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF): 150 thousand US dollars

-United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA): 150 thousand US dollars

-United Nations Trust Fund for African Development (UNTFAD): 100 thousand US dollars

-United Nations Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Fund (CPCJF): 100 thousand US dollars

-United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNDCF): 100 thousand US dollars

-United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM): 50 thousand US dollars

-United Nations Trust Fund for the International Research and Training Institute for the Advancement of Women (INSTRAW): 25 thousand US dollars

-United Nations Volunteers (UNV): 10 thousand US dollars

-United Nations Voluntary Fund for Victims of Torture: 10 thousand US dollars

-Drylands Development Centre: 10 thousand US dollars

-United Nations Youth Fund: 10 thousand US dollars

-United Nations Voluntary Fund on Disability: 10 thousand US dollars

-United Nations Trust Fund for Ageing: 10 thousand US dollars

-United Nations Voluntary Trust Fund on Contemporary Forms of Slavery: 6 thousand US dollars

I thank you Madame President.