The UN in Türkiye

The United Nations was established on 24 October 1945, after the Second World War, by 51 countries including Türkiye, to achieve a great vision for humanity: maintaining international peace and security, promoting sustainable development, and securing human rights. Its membership now encompasses 193 countries, with its work touching the lives of people in every corner of the globe. As a founding member of the United Nations, Türkiye has actively and significantly contributed to facilitating effective implementation of the UN mandate, ranging from peacekeeping and peace building to improving the lives and livelihoods of the poor world-wide.

SDG tent at Eymir Lake October 2018
Caption: An SDG walk was organized at Eymir Lake in Ankara in October 2018 for celebrating the UN Day.
Photo: © Diego Cupolo/WHO Turkey


The Sustainable Development Goals in Türkiye

The Sustainable Development Goals are a global call to action to end poverty, protect the earth’s environment and climate, and ensure that people everywhere can enjoy peace and prosperity. These are the goals the UN is working on in Türkiye: