Working for the Common Good: Integrated Forest Management

Certain works for development touch more areas than intended or anticipated. Integrated forest management is one such example. This approach holds a particular standing among development areas in that it reminds us how important forests are. Forest management is perhaps the area where common good is highest....

Biological Control Laboratory established in Antalya

A Biological Control Laboratory was established in Antalya in the context of Integrated Forest Management Project implemented jointly by the General Directorate of Forestry (OGM) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) with funding from the Global Environment Facility (GEF). It is aimed, through the...

Over 1000 Syrians and Turkish citizens complete the most comprehensive vocational training programme in Şanlıurfa

Şanlıurfa- Vocational training certification ceremony, which acknowledges the success of Syrians and host community members in completing their courses on the sectors of service, industry and agriculture, was organized by UNDP and GAP Regional Development Administration (GAP RDA) on 26 May, in Şanlıurfa....

The promising future for both Syrians and host communities were discussed during “Business and Employment Forum” in Gaziantep

Gaziantep, 10 May 2017-Government officials, businesses, private sector organizations, NGO leaders, social enterprises and entrepreneurs gathered in Gaziantep, to discuss the increased employment and livelihoods opportunities for Syrians and host communities with focusing on how decent work and economic growth can...

One project, many results: How building an energy efficient building changed life of construction workers

Ankara holds a building, newly completed but not renowned as it deserves: the building of Cezeri Green Technology Technical and Industrial Vocational High School. This building was built with the integrated building design technique, first ever applied in Turkey. Let us briefly explain for those who do not know....

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...