Habitat association is an NGO working in the field of sustainable development. Habitat, which mainly aims at enabling young people to play an active role in sustainable development, was established in 1997 by activists who gathered together during the World Summit for Social Development in Copenhagen in 1995 and the United Nations Habitat II Conference. With the vision of establishing a communication bridge between world youth and Turkish youth, Habitat has developed many projects and programs aimed at improving the capacities of young people and creating international partnerships. Believing in the effectiveness of organized and voluntary conscious communities, Habitat pioneered the establishment of the City Council, Youth, Women, Disabled and Children’s Assemblies and the National Youth Parliament. However, TOBB supported the formation of many mechanisms such as the Young and Woman Entrepreneurs Board. Since 1997, with its over a thousand volunteers in 81 cities of Turkey, Habitat has been working for all disadvantaged groups in society without distinction of religion, language, race, sex, sexual orientation, or political opinion; it has been implementing capacity building projects in the fields of management, information, financial consciousness and entrepreneurship, and contributing to public policies at the local, national and global level.


“United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees” was established by the United Nations on 14 December 1950. UNHCR was tasked to address refugee problems and protect refugees worldwide by coordinating and conducting international activities. UNHCR, whose main purpose is to advocate the rights and well-being of the refugees, as well as stateless persons, works to ensure that every individual is able to claim asylum and to live safely as a refugee in another country. At the same time, the organization assures voluntary return to the home country, local integration and resettlement in a third country. For more than 60 years, UNHCR has been helping millions of people to begin a new life. Today, it continues to reach out to 36.4 million people with its 7190 employees in 120 countries.

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