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  • 01 Apr 2012
    Final countdown for PAN Parks certificate

    Küre Mountains National Park PAN Parks verification process has reached its final stage as a result of GEF supported “Enhancing Forest Protected Areas Management System in Turkey Project” actions.

  • 01 Apr 2012
    English subtitles for Küre National Park

    English subtitles were added to the Küre National Park introductory video.

  • 01 Apr 2012
    Cihan Sultanoğlu is the new regional chief of UNDP

  • 01 Apr 2012
    Argande celebrates International Women’s Day at Markafoni

    The Argande collection was exhibited within the scope of a project supported by renowned model Sema Şimşek at online retailer Markafoni’s website on March 8 International Women’s Day.

  • 01 Apr 2012
    Micro-credit proposal for fisherwomen

    The proposal for micro-credit, which provide support for the fishery activities of women, came out from the research implemented in Gökova and Datça-Bozburun Special Environment Protection Areas (SEPAs) within the context of the Strengthening the System of Marine and Coastal Protected Areas of Turkey Project.

  • 01 Apr 2012
    Corporate capacity building in Antalya under UN Joint Programme

    United Nations Joint Programme, “Growth with Decent Work for All: National Youth Employment Program and Pilot Implementation in Antalya” started a new training programme in Antalya as of February 2012. This programme will contribute to corporate capacity building in the field of clustering. Strategically important key local stakeholders will undergo this training on the issue of increasing competitiveness and the number of sectors already in forefront that have a potential to grow.

  • 01 Apr 2012
    UN Agencies: Violence against women continues to persists

    Violence against women continues to persist as one of the most heinous, systematic and prevalent human rights abuses in the world. Worldwide, among women, acts of violence cause more death and disability than cancer, malaria, traffic accidents and war combined.

  • 01 Apr 2012
    Istanbul Declaration urges bold action at UN Rio+20

    Delegates to the first Global Human Development Forum unanimously adopted an “Istanbul Declaration” calling on the world community to take bold action against global social inequities and environmental deterioration at the UN Conference on Sustainable Development in Rio in June 2012.

  • 01 Apr 2012
    From the Representative: The Global Human Development Forum

    With only three months until world leaders meet in Rio for the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, last week the Global Human Development Forum took place on 22-23 March 2012 in Istanbul.

  • 24 Mar 2012
    Global Human Development Forum adopts 'Istanbul Declaration' urging bold action at UN ‘Rio+20’ conference this June

    Delegates to the first Global Human Development Forum today unanimously adopted an “Istanbul Declaration” calling on the world community to take bold action against global social inequities and environmental deterioration at the UN Conference on Sustainable Development in Rio this June.

  • 24 Mar 2012
    Istanbul Declaration urges bold action at UN Rio+20

    Delegates to the first Global Human Development Forum today unanimously adopted an “Istanbul Declaration” calling on the world community to take bold action against global social inequities and environmental deterioration at the UN Conference on Sustainable Development in Rio this June.

  • 23 Mar 2012
    Eastern Europe and Central Asia Should Transition Toward Sustainable Development Now or Pay More In The Future, Says UN Report

    Eastern Europe and Central Asia need to remove fossil fuel subsidies, invest in ‘green’ jobs, and establish social protection floors to ensure a sustainable future, according to the findings of a UN report launched today in Istanbul, Turkey.

  • 23 Mar 2012
    Istanbul Declaration launched

    We, the participants in the Global Human Development Forum, having met in Istanbul on 22-23 March 2012, hold that sustainable development centred on people with equity for all must be the foundation for global progress. We come from all regions of the world, from governments and international organisations, from civil society and the private sector, and from academia. We are united in our conviction of the need for a new vision comprising the three dimensions of sustainable development—social, economic, and environmental—and puts people at the centre of development.

  • 23 Mar 2012
    Istanbul Declaration adopted

    We, the participants in the Global Human Development Forum, having met in Istanbul on 22-23 March 2012, hold that sustainable development centered on people with equity for all must be the foundation for global progress.

  • 22 Mar 2012
    International Convention on the Role of National Gender Equality Machinery for a More Equal Society for All, Opening Remarks

  • 22 Mar 2012
    UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's message to the Istanbul GHDF

    The Secretary-General message to global human development forum

  • 22 Mar 2012
    Opening speech delivered by UNDP Associate Administrator Rebecca Grynspan

    Opening speech by Rebeca Grynspan, UN Under-Secretary-General and Assistant Administrator of UNDP at the first Global Human Development Forum, Istanbul, 22-23 March 2012.

  • 22 Mar 2012
    Secretary General tells Istanbul GHDF: Urgent action required

    Urgent international action needed to combat social inequalities and environmental risks, UN Secretary General tells Global Human Development Forum in Istanbul today.

  • 21 Mar 2012
    International Convention on Gender Equality in Ankara

    International Convention on Gender Equality will be co-organized by Turkish Grand National Assembly Equal Opportunities Commission for Man and Woman and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), on 22-23 March 2012 in Ankara. The Convention to be organized with presence of Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Prime Minister of Republic of Turkey with the theme of “ National Gender Equality Machinery for a More Equal Society for All.”

  • 21 Mar 2012
    Global Human Development Forum in Istanbul

    The Global Human Development Forum which was held in Istanbul on March 22nd and 23rd aimed at ensuring real, deliverable results at the UN Conference on Sustainable Development in Rio de Janeiro in June.

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