UNESCO, Turkey Sign Partnership Deal

    UNESCO and the Turkish International Cooperation and Development Agency have committed to boost their exchanges of information and develop projects in areas of common interest such as Africa, the Balkans, Central Asia and the Middle East.

    UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova and Mehmet Yilmaz, TIKA’s interim president, signed the memorandum of agreement on May 12, on the sidelines of the Fourth United Nations Conference on the Least Developed Countries in Istanbul, Turkey, according to a UNESCO news release. The agreement outlines the scope of their joint actions, particularly relating to cultural heritage, vocational training, institutional development and water.

    Officials from both organizations will meet in June to determine “concrete entry points for cooperation.”

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