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

-- 15.11.2006
First of all, please allow me Mr. President to congratulate you on your election as the President of the 2006 United Nations Pledging Conference for Development Activities.

Mr. President,

Turkey believes that the United Nations operational activities for development are among the most effective means to support the efforts of the developing countries. We welcome the positive impact of the UN operational activities in various fields and strongly support the substantial contributions of these activities in reaching the internationally agreed development goals, including the Millennium Development Goals. Turkey firmly believes that the relevant agencies, funds and programmes of the United Nations system should further be strengthen to support the global development agenda. In line with our determination to support the United Nations operational activities, my government decided to increase its voluntary contributions significantly for the year 2007.

Mr. President, we have the pleasure today to announce our pledges for the year 2007.

-Fund of the United Nations International Drug Control Programme (UNDCP): 850 thousand US dollars

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

-United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) : 140 thousand US dollars

-United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) : 140 thousand US dollars

-United Nations Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Fund (CPCJF) : 150 thousand US dollars

-United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM) : 300 thousand US dollars

-United Nations Trust Fund for the International Research and Training Institute for the Advancement of Women (INSTRAW) : 300 thousand US dollars

-United Nations Volunteers (UNV) : 140 thousand US dollars

-United Nations Voluntary Fund for Victims of Torture : 6 thousand US dollars

-United Nations Voluntary Trust Fund on Contemporary Forms of Slavery : 10 thousand US dollars

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

-Dry lands 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 Capital Development Fund (UNDCF) : 50 thousand US dollars

I thank you Mr. President.