Global water crisis will be discussed at TUYAP

10 Nov 2006

Environment, food and ethics issues will be discussed on the UN Global Compact basis at TUYAP, Wateco’06, Water, Environment Technologies Fair, on November 11th, 2006.

The 2006 Human Development Report which was launched by UNDP yesterday (November 9th) and UNDP’s approach to environment and water issues will be presented at the “Global Compact, Environment, Food and Ethics” panel.

Starting at 11.30 a.m., the speakers of the panel will be Dr. Nezih Muftugil from Food Safety Association; Ms. Aygen Aytac, UNDP Communication and HDR Coordinator and Ms. Katalin Zaim, UNDP Environment Programme Manager.

The moderator of the panel Mr. Hansin Dogan, UNDP Private Sector Programme Manager will also inform the audience about the developments related to the Global Compact practices in Turkey and in the world.

Ms. Aygen Aytac, UNDP Communication and HDR Coordinator is going to brief the audience about the UNDP Human Development Report (2006), titled as “Beyond Scarcity: Power, Poverty and Global Water Crisis” that continues to frame debates on some of the most pressing challenges facing humanity.

Dr. Muftugil, on the other hand, is going to focus on food safety and ethics issues and Katalin Zaim is going to inform the audience about the approaches of UNDP to the environment and water issues.

Ms. Zaim will also give information on UNDP’s recent partnership project with Coca-Cola, “Every Drop Counts” addressing water challenges within the region. Companies working on water and environment technologies will be participating to the Istanbul Wateco’06, Water and Environment Technologies Fair which has been organized by TUYAP.


Panel

Global Compact, Environment, Food and Ethics

Moderator

Hansin Dogan (UNDP Private Sector Programme Manager)

Speakers

Dr. Nezih Muftugil (Food Safety Association)
Aygen Aytac (UNDP Communication and HDR Coordinator)
Katalin Zaim (UNDP Environment Programme Manager)

Date

11 November 2006

Hrs

11.30 a.m.

Place

TUYAP Beylikduzu, Akdeniz Saloon

For more information

Deniz Spatar

Tel: +90 212 274 5790
Mobile: +90 535 734 8785
E-mail: deniz.spatar@undp.org