UNDP Executive Board welcomes appointment of Achim Steiner as new Administrator

The President of the Executive Board of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) today welcomed the appointment of Achim Steiner as the Organization’s new Administrator.

Turkey and UNDP reaffirm drive to fulfill Global Goals in Europe, Central Asia

UNDP and the Government of Turkey have agreed to scale up their cooperation at the country-level in Eastern Europe, Central Asia and the Least Developed Countries.

Biography of the New Administrator-Designate of the United Nations Development Programme

Over nearly three decades, Achim Steiner has been a global leader on sustainable development, climate resilience and international cooperation. He has worked tirelessly to champion sustainability, economic growth and equality for the vulnerable, and has been a vocal advocate for the Sustainable Development Goals.

511 Fields are being Demined

511 mine fields which are located in the Eastern border of Turkey with Armenia, Iran and Nakhichevan, had been laid for border security concerns in the early 1990’s and are currently being demined; financed by the European Commission in cooperation with Turkish Mine Action Center, Ministry of National Defense, Ministry of Interior and UNDP.

“Future Lies in Tourism” celebrates 10th anniversary

The 10th anniversary was celebrated for “Future Lies in Tourism” project launched a decade ago in order to identify the tourism potential in Turkey, increase job opportunities in tourism, and promote local development through sustainable tourism projects.

AKADP will bring livelihood to Artvin

Ardahan Kars Artvin Development Project (AKADP) -which was signed on the April of 2010- will begin supporting agriculture and livestock farming at Artvin with 12 sub projects this year.

Effective urban waste management for host communities

The project of “Effective urban waste management for host communities”, funded by the United States and implemented by the UNDP, has been supporting the construction of a waste transfer station in Fevzipaşa, Gaziantep. The inauguration ceremony of the station on 20 March 2017, was held with the participation of Mr. Deniz Köken, General Secretary of Gaziantep Metropolitan Municipality, Mr. Ramazan Yıldırım, Islahiye District Governor, Mr. Kemal Vural, Islahiye District Mayor, Linda Specht, Principal Officer at U.S. Adana Consulate and Mr. Claudio Tomasi, UNDP Country Director.

UNV Call for Proposal

The United Nations Volunteers Programme invites civil society organizations from Gaziantep, Şanlıurfa, Mardin and Kilis to apply for funding for projects, under the Small-scale initiative call. Through this call, UNV supports projects that aims at: Strengthening the capacity of NGOs and community centers working with...

New species were found in pilot project sites

Biodiversity assessments were done through field research in Forestry Directorates of Köyceğiz, Gazipaşa, Gülnar, Pos, Andırın, which are the pilot sites of Integrated Forest Management Project. The project is being implemented by General Directorate of Forestry with financial support of GEF (Global Environment...

Project on Promoting Energy-Efficient Motors in Small and Medium Sized Enterprises is started

In Turkey 30-35% of total electricity consumption is represented by industry. It is estimated that 70% of energy consumption in industry is by electric motor-driven systems. Large amount of electric motors used in Turkish industry is energy inefficient and there are 15 million working electric motors in the market,...

Company visits and surveys are about to be completed in Total Factor Productivity Project

Financed by the EU, implemented by the UNDP and with the Ministry of Development as the final beneficiary “Support to Development of a Policy Framework for Total Factor Productivity in Turkey Project” is coming to an end regarding the company visits and surveys. Company visits and surveys are about to be...

Integrated Forest Management Project supports education of primary education students

An on-line education system for students is created in the context of Integrated Forest Management Project which is being implemented by General Directorate of Forestry with financial support of GEF (Global Environment Facility) and in cooperation with UNDP. On-line educations system consists of education cards...

A socio-economic survey for forest villagers is started

A socio-economic survey is started to identify the socio-demographic profiles of forest villagers who live within the borders of forestry directorates of the pilot sites of Integrated Forest Management Project, as well as to conduct clustering analyses for these villages and finally contribute to forestry policies...