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  • 04 Sep 2012
    Airports of Istanbul are getting ready for disasters

    Continuing its efforts in Turkey with its initiative “DHL Disaster Response Team”, DHL is realizing the “Get Airports Ready for Disaster (GARD)” trainings in Istanbul International Ataturk and Sabiha Gökçen airports alongside with UNDP Turkey and General Directorate of State Airports Authority.

  • 03 Sep 2012
    United Nations General Assembly opens on 18 September 2012

    The General Assembly of the United Nations opens its sixty-seventh session on Tuesday, 18 September, at United Nations Headquarters in New York. Following opening week, on Monday, 24 September, the General Assembly will convene a high-level meeting on the rule of law at the national and international levels, during which Member States, non-governmental organizations and civil society will work towards strengthening the rule of law.

  • 03 Sep 2012
    Airports of Istanbul are getting ready for disasters

    Depending on DHL’s, world leader company of international logistics and fast air transportation industries, expertise on airport logistics management, with the aim of maintaining the necessary logistics support in disaster conditions, “DHL Disaster Response Team”, the initiative which is established under the title of “Life Responsibilities” and as part of the social responsibility strategy, continues its efforts in Turkey with self devotion. Bringing the international cooperation to Turkey within this scope, DHL started to execute “GARD – Get Airports Ready for Disaster” program in Istanbul airports with the support of UNDP Turkey (United Nations Development Program) and General Directorate of State Airports Authority.

  • 01 Sep 2012
    From the Representative: Post-2015 development framework

    Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) have been the common framework of priorities for the development communities since 2000 when the UN Member States unanimously endorsed the Millennium Declaration. Now, we have been going through a process of defining the development agenda that will build on the MDGs after 2015.

  • 01 Sep 2012
    Secretary General took part in London Olympics torch run

    Ban Ki-moon, as the first UN Secretary General who served as a torch bearer, took part in the torch run for the 2012 Summer Olympic Games on the final leg of its journey in the United Kingdom.

  • 01 Sep 2012
    Helen Clark calls for an increased investment in disaster risk reduction

    On 15 August, Helen Clark, head of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), gave a keynote lecture at the University of Canterbury, in Christchurch, in New Zealand on the devastating effects of natural disasters on the poorest and most vulnerable and highlighting the urgent need for prevention and resilience for these communities.

  • 01 Sep 2012
    Kadir Topbaş represents Turkey in the High Level Panel

    United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon announced High Level Panel members from whom he will get support in determining global development framework. Kadir Topbaş, the Mayor of Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality, will represent Turkey in the Panel, which consists of 26 different representatives from civil society, public and private sector.

  • 01 Sep 2012
    The annual economic value of Köyceğiz-Dalyan SEPA is USD 51 million

    The Economic Analysis Report prepared for the Köyceğiz-Dalyan Special Environmental Protection Area (SEPA) was completed in the context of the Strengthening the System of Marine and Coastal Protected Areas of Turkey Project.

  • 01 Sep 2012
    No-fishing zones established in Hisarönü Bay upon the demand of the fishermen

    Professional and amateur fishing is restricted to four areas of Hisarönü Bay, which is situated in Datça - Bozburun Special Environmental Protection Area, in the context of the Strengthening the System of Marine and Coastal Protected Areas of Turkey Project.

  • 01 Sep 2012
    In Republic of Korea, Ban launches new initiative to protect oceans

    Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon launched a new initiative to protect the oceans and the people whose livelihoods depend on it, and called on countries to work together to achieve a more sustainable management of this precious resource and address the threats it is currently facing.

  • 01 Sep 2012
    Ban says "Time to invest into Future"

    Ahead of the International Youth Day, and amidst an economic crisis which has affected young people the most, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called for greater and more meaningful inclusion of youth into decision-making processes around the world, while also warning of a possible “lost generation” if urgent measures are not put in place.

  • 01 Sep 2012
    Three new awards go to Dreams Academy

    Dreams Academy won 3 bronze Stevie awards in International Business Awards where more than 3200 companies and projects from 50 different countries competed against each other.

  • 01 Sep 2012
    Cihan Sultanoğlu and Shahid Najam in “Bizden Haberler”

    Cihan Sultanoğlu, the Assistant Administrator of UNDP, and Shahid Najam, UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in Turkey, have given interviews to the Koç Holding’s magazine “Bizden Haberler” in its August issue.

  • 01 Sep 2012
    Carrying on our contributions to life

    From 2005 to date, the “Life Plus” Youth Program, which supports the development of young people’s problem-solving environmental projects, has given support to 58 youth-led projects.

  • 01 Sep 2012
    A story of a volunteer: Volunteering at the Flying Broom Organization

    United Nations Volunteers continues to contribute to peace and development through volunteerism worldwide. One of our volunteers, Saba, writes her experience while she was volunteering at the Flying Broom Organization.

  • 01 Sep 2012
    International certification demand for service quality in Foça

    Developing an international certification system towards improving the service quality for Foça Special Environmental Protection Area was proposed in the context of the Strengthening the System of Marine and Coastal Protected Areas of Turkey Project.

  • 01 Sep 2012
    Küre Mountains National Park in "The Ecosystem Promise"

    Küre Mountains continue to be a global case study. Recently, Küre Mountains National Park’s experience has published in internationally well-known book, called “the Ecosystem Promise”.

  • 01 Aug 2012
    Support for the companies to recruit the disabled

    Project team of “Discover Your Potential” aims to provide training to physically disabled people in the fields that private sector is looking for, to assist them with their self-improvement and to help them to be hired.

  • 01 Aug 2012
    Ship-based pollution will be prevented in the Fethiye-Göcek SEPA

    The action is taken to prevent ship-based pollution in the Fethiye-Göcek SEPA (Special Environmental Protection Area) in the context of the Strengthening the System of Marine and Coastal Protected Areas of Turkey Project.

  • 01 Aug 2012
    Social Inclusion Band performed at the One Love Festival

    Social Inclusion Band continues their summer concerts. On July, the Band performed at the 19th Istanbul Jazz Festival Tünel Feast at garajistanbul and at the One Love Festival at Bilgi University.

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