New York Mayor de Blasio announces plans to advance city’s first pandemic response institute

NEW YORK—Mayor Bill de Blasio and the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) today released a Request for Proposals (RFP) seeking partners to launch and operate the Pandemic Response Institute (PRI), a new institution dedicated to preparing New York City for future pandemics and public health emergencies. The Institute is part of More...

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By admin On Wednesday, April 14th, 2021
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EYE ON LIBYA: Rekindling Life After a Decade of Conflict

By Janet Ekstract İSTANBUL (TURKISH JOURNAL)- Libya may finally be on the road to recovery and the possibility of rekindling life after a decade of conflict that had mired the North African nation. Interest More...

By admin On Sunday, April 4th, 2021
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EYE ON JORDAN: Controversy Brews: Former Crown Prince Hamza Under House Arrest

By Janet Ekstract ISTANBUL (TURKISH JOURNAL) – Jordan is in the spotlight with rumors of an alleged coup plot after the detention of former Crown Prince Hamza bin Hussein, the oldest son of the late King More...

By admin On Saturday, April 3rd, 2021
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Biden’s New Gender Policy Council A Boon To Gender Equality

By Janet Ekstract WASHINGTON DC (TURKISH JOURNAL) – President Joe Biden’s new Gender Policy Council Co-Chair and Executive Director Jen Klein, lauded Biden’s newest organization, commenting: “this More...

By admin On Monday, March 29th, 2021
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EARTH DAY: Leaders Climate Summit A Priority For President Biden

By Janet Ekstract NEW YORK (TURKISH JOURNAL) – Climate change will be front and center on U.S. President Biden’s priority list with his invitation to 40 world leaders to the Leaders Summit on Climate More...

By admin On Sunday, March 21st, 2021
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Turkish Govt. Faces Backlash: Women Protest En Masse Against Pulling Out of Istanbul Convention

By Janet Ekstract ISTANBUL (TURKISH JOURNAL) – The Turkish government received huge backlash after a major blow to women’s rights by the ruling AK party and its leader – Turkish President Recep More...

By admin On Monday, March 8th, 2021
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Turkish Women’s Council Association Honors Anatolian ‘Queen Of Peace’ As Global Symbol Of Solidarity

By Janet Ekstract UNITED NATIONS (TURKISH JOURNAL) – The Turkish Women’s Council Association (TKKD) in Turkey has a unique way to honor Women’s Day each year by celebrating the achievements of a well-known, More...

By admin On Wednesday, February 10th, 2021
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UN expert warns security forces in Myanmar

GENEVA – A UN human rights expert today expressed alarm at reports of the use of lethal force by security forces against protesters demonstrating against the military coup in Myanmar. Tom Andrews, the Special More...

By admin On Saturday, February 6th, 2021
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EYE ON LIBYA: UN, UNSMIL Laud New Interim Libya Government

By Janet Ekstract ISTANBUL (TURKISH JOURNAL) – In a press statement on February 5, acting Special Representative and head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), Stephanie Williams, praised More...

By admin On Thursday, February 4th, 2021
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LPDF In Geneva Talks, Presidency Council Candidate Decisions Still Unclear

By Janet Ekstract ISTANBUL- The Libya Political Dialogue Forum (LPDF) is continuing its ongoing talks to select a temporary Presidency Council (PC) to lead Libya into national elections on December 24. The 74-member More...

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