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Turkey Joins OCHA Donor Support Group 30 June 2014

PRESS RELEASE

TURKEY JOINS UN OCHA DONOR SUPPORT GROUP

June 20, 2014 Monday, Brussels

Republic of Turkey Prime Ministry Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency (AFAD) President Dr. Fuat OKTAY will attend to High-Level Meeting (HLM) of UN OCHA Donor Support Group (ODSG) in Brussels where Turkey’s admission to the group is expected to be announced officially.

Senior officials from OCHA and donor capitals will participate in the annual High-Level Meeting which will take place on June 30 – July 1 in Belgium’s capital, with the agenda of coordinate positions and advise OCHA in a number of matters such as the budget, programming and strategy.

Currently, the OCHA Donor Support Group (ODSG) consists of the 25 main donors of OCHA. Turkey and Estonia will officially join the group in the forthcoming meeting in Brussels.

Under a yearly rotating chair, the ODSG acts as a sounding board for OCHA. The ODSG provides support for OCHA in its role in coordinating humanitarian assistance on the basis of the humanitarian principles. ODSG members moreover support OCHA in its efforts to broaden governments' support for coordinated and principled multilateral humanitarian assistance.

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