The Journalists and Writers Foundation, with its Women’s and Abant Platforms, undertook an international summit entitled “Istanbul Summit: Women’s Perspective on UN Post-2015 Development Agenda”.

  • Aim, Objectives and Expected Outcome

    The General Aim: To contribute to the UN Post-2015 Development Goals and to create awareness across societies worldwide.

    The Specific Aim: To open the floor to women’s perspectives and opinions on the proposed SDGs by bringing together women participants from across the world. The Summit brought together women representatives of CSOs and women parliamentarians from across the world with diverse backgrounds. By organizing such a summit, the Journalists and Writers Foundation provided a ground for networking and experience-sharing for NGOs from around the world to express their views, policies, and work on the chosen subject. Topic of 2014, “UN Post-2015 Development Agenda” intended to evaluate the year-long discussions on the formulation of SDGs at a global gathering of women.

    The summit also aimed to provide a follow-up to the 58th session of the Commission on the Status of Women which was held in March 2014 and discussed the “Challenges and Achievements in the Implementation of the Millennium Development Goals for Women and Girls.”

    Expected Outcome: Allowing women express and highlight their contributions to the implementation of the MDGs as well as their suggestions and opinions on the SDGs in the presence of prominent UN representatives and women parliamentarians and providing opportunities for civil entities to express their views on the UN Post-2015 Development Agenda and promotes global cooperation between women NGO representatives and parliamentarians.

  • Date

    May 31 - June 1, 2014

  • Venue



     Yenibosna Merkez Mah. 1. Asena Sok. No:21 Bahçelievler / Istanbul

     +90 (212) 411 78 00

  • Participation

    Istanbul Summit is open to all NGOs women representatives, academics, specialists and journalists. For those wishing to attend please register to a session of interest at http://istanbulsummit.org/index.php/registration.

    Registration Fee: $100 registration fee covers opening ceremony and sessions attendance, lunches, break refreshments and Bosphorus Cruise event. Registration fee does not cover transportation expenses or hotel accommodations. Reduced hotel rates are available.

  • Languages

    The working language will be in English. There will be simultaneous interpretation to Turkish, Russian and French on the opening & closing ceremonies and sessions.

  • Transportation

    Round-trip shuttle service is provided from the surrounding hotels to the Congress Center.

  • Visa

    Please be informed that some foreign nationals will require a visa to enter Turkey. You are encouraged to check http://www.evisa.gov.tr/en/ to see if they are required a Turkish visa. In case you will have a connecting flight you might want to check if you will need a transit visa connection.

  • Insurance

    The participants are expected to have for their own insurances and shall be responsible to cover expenses related to medical treatment, etc.

  • Name Badges

    Name badges are distributed upon on-site registration. Please make sure to bring your badge to all events and meals.

  • General Information about Istanbul and Turkey

    You can find some useful information about Istanbul and Turkey at this page.

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