Birds Festival gave people of Buldan an unforgettable day

Buldan Lake in Buldan district of Denizli hosts, on account of its location, more than 200 species of birds. The “Birds Call You” event was held on 4 June under the Future Lies In Tourism Project implemented in cooperation by the T.R. Ministry of Tourism and Culture, Anadolu Efes and UNDP. The local people enjoyed...

Turkey’s Engineer Girls with Youth

The “Turkey’s Engineer Girls” Project, implemented in cooperation by the T.R. Ministry of Family and Social Policies, LIMAK Foundation and UNDP Turkey to increase women’s propensity to engineering fields and presence of women engineers in decision-making posts, was initiated in universities in the last year. Recently,...

Now is your turn if you have a tourism project!

The Future Lies In Tourism Project implemented in cooperation by the T.R. Ministry of Tourism and Culture, Anadolu Efes and UNDP anticipates to hear your ideas for the upcoming period. Project applications will be received by 28 July 2017 through www.gelecekturizmde.com website, and the evaluation results may include...

Sustainable Green Economy in Village

An unprecedented practice is in the making in Eldivan district of Çankırı. The Women Initiative Production and Operation Cooperative of Eldivan Municipality, originally founded by 7 women of Eldivan and now boasting more than 50 members, has started a project with the slogan “By Sun’s Hand, by Women’s Labor” which...

How Did Organic Agriculture Change The Fate of a Village?

A Small Village in Diyarbakir Without Any Water Ilgın is a village of Eğil in Diyarbakır province, which is surrounded with water resources but has limited access to water. The village is located on a hill close to Dicle Dam Reservoir and has rough land. The population of the village is almost 500, all of which are engaged...

Golden Compass UNDP Special Prize awarded to Microsoft for “Women Leaders in Technology”

Microsoft’s “Women Leaders in Technology”, implemented cooperatively with KAGIDER and Aydın Doğan Foundation to support women’s success stories in technology, was awarded the UNDP Special Prize in the 16th Golden Compass of TUHID. Turkey – Istanbul – The “16th Golden Compass Turkish Public Relations Prizes” were...

Achim Steiner takes office as Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme

The UN Development Programme (UNDP) today welcomed Achim Steiner as he begins a four-year term as Administrator of the Organization. Mr. Steiner’s appointment as the new head of the UN’s lead development agency was confirmed by the UN General Assembly in April this year, following his nomination by...

UNDP Gender Equality Seal - Silver

UNDP Turkey participated in the" Seal of Gender Equality "program in September 2015. In the process beginning with this program, UNDP Turkey is committed to ensure that gender equality is observed and dealt with in all the work carried out in the field of development as well as internal institutional processes. CO...

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.