It is That Time of the Year: Social Good Summit 2016

The Social Good Summit, which is being held in many cities across the world, is in Istanbul for the fourth time!

Game of Thrones Star Nikolaj Coster-Waldau named UNDP Goodwill Ambassador

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) today appointed globally acclaimed actor Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, best known for his starring role on HBO’s Game of Thrones, as its newest Goodwill Ambassador.

Regional Refugee and Resilience Plan 2017-2018 Started at Ankara

Country Planning Workshop on Regional Refugee and Resilience Plan (3RP) (2017-2018) in response to Syria Crisis has started in Ankara on 20th of September 2016. The Workshop on 3RP was co-hosted by Government of Turkey, UNHCR and UNDP Turkey. The overall strategy of 3RP in response to Syria crisis is to strengthen national capacity to ensure sustainability and national ownership of interventions.

Leaders of social media and social good will gather at Social Good Summit 2016 İstanbul meet-up

People around Turkey and beyond will share their thoughts during Social Good Summit İstanbul meet-up, on how technology and new media can help achieve equality for all by 2030 with the changing dynamics our new world. Social Good Summit meet-ups organized all around the world are looking for answers to the...

The Construction of Turkey's First Sustainable Green Public Buildings is in Progress

Among the buildings constructed in line with the principles of Integrated Building Design Approach as a part of 'the Project on Improving Energy Efficiency in Buildings of Turkey' are a vocational high school composed of a school building, a workshop premises, a dormitory building and a gym for the Ministry of...

The "Forest and Human" Themed Photography Contest is Now Underway

Held this year for the second edition as a part of the Project on the Integrated Management of Mediterranean Forests carried out by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in cooperation with the General Directorate of Forestry (GDF) and with the GEF's financial contribution, the "Forest and Human"...

UNDP and the General Directorate of Forestry cooperates with Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies

Carried out in cooperation with the General Directorate of Forestry and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), the project titled "Integrated Management of High Conservation Value Mediterranean Forests" promotes the sustainable management of forests across Turkey. The General Directorate of Forestry...

Legal Aid Practices project Conducted Field Visits at Southern Anatolian Regions where the Syrian Population is high

Aiming to develop the capacity of attorneys who have provided or will provide legal aid services to disadvantaged groups, thereby ensuring the provision of efficient and quality legal aid service throughout Turkey, field visits under the project entitled “Support to the Improvement of Legal Aid Practices for Access...

Lavander Producers From Kuyucak Came Back From France With New Experiences And Ideas

Kuyucak Village in Isparta provides 93% of Turkey’s lavender production. Lavender Scented Village Project, supported within the scope of Future is in Tourism, which is implemented in partnership with Ministry of Culture and Tourism, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Anadolu Efes, aims to develop the...

Field Work Of The Total Factor Productivity Project Has Started

Works are accelerated within the scope of “Support to Development of a Policy Framework for Total Factor Productivity in Turkey” project which aims to improve the contribution of Total Factor Productivity (TFP) to growth. Until today series of meetings were organized for public and private sector for the...

Workshop on Decision Support Systems and MRV in forestry

Workshop on Decision Support Systems and MRV in forestry was held in Ankara on 30 May-3 June 2016 within the “Integrated Approach to Management of Forests in Turkey, with Demonstration in High Conservation Value Forests in the Mediterranean Region’ Project. The objective of the workshop was to identify the...

UNWTO Network Of Observatories Meets To Discuss The Measurement Of Sustainable Tourism At Destination Level

Under the title 'Advancing the Measurement of Sustainable Tourism Development', UNWTO Member States, NGOs, academic institutions and other public and private sector entities discussed approaches to effectively measure, monitor and assess tourism performance and impacts at destination level. This consultative...

Draft Fire Management Plans Were Introduced And Finalızed At 5 Pilot Project Sites

A series of the meetings were organized in 5 pilot sites of  project on “Integrated Approach to Management of Forests in Turkey, with Demonstration in High Conservation Value Forests in the Mediterranean Region” with the participation of the personnel from Forest District Directorates, representatives from...

Golden Compass UNDP Award for Antalya Smart City Project

This year, as part of the Golden Compass Awards, the fifth UNDP Special Award was given to “Antalya Smart City” project. Antalya Smart City Project, which is carried out by the collaboration of Turk Telekom, Directcomm Marketing Group and Antalya Metropolitan Municipality, aims to provide new business opportunities...