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  • 01 May 2011
    Children departed from Istanbul to Kars on “Friendship Train”!

    UN Joint Programme Alliances for Culture Tourism in Eastern Anatolia, which opened the first Children’s Museum Room in Kars in January, organized a train journey from Istanbul to Kars.

  • 26 Apr 2011
    Message of Sharapova on Chernobyl

    UNDP Goodwill Ambassador Maria Sharapova marked Chernobyl anniversary with a message of hope.

  • 21 Apr 2011
    Children's train departed

    “Friendship Train”, which is designed in the context of a project run by United Nations Agencies (UNDP, UNICEF, UNESCO and UNWTO) in cooperation with Turkish Ministry of Culture, University of Ankara and Turkish Social Services and Child Protection Agency, departed from West of Turkey to the East.

  • 20 Apr 2011
    "We hope number of volunteers in Turkey will increase"

    The chief of Development Division of United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme, Ghulam Isaczai, who mentioned UN volunteerism was an experience for persons to enrich themselves, said “so that people can work for issues, concerning the entire world such as environment and poverty.”

  • 20 Apr 2011
    Voluntary sector meets in Turkey

    The United Nations and organizations from across Eastern Europe, the Middle East and the Commonwealth of Independent States arrived in Ankara to explore ways of beating poverty through citizen action.

  • 18 Apr 2011
    Talking Points: Regional Consultation Meeting

  • 14 Apr 2011
    Voluntary sector comes to Turkey to move development agenda forward

    The United Nations and organizations from across Eastern Europe, the Middle East and the Commonwealth of Independent States are arriving in the Turkish capital to explore ways of beating poverty through citizen action.

  • 01 Apr 2011
    UNDP opened an "excellence"center in Istanbul

    Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Helen Clark has paid a visit to Turkey in March. Helen Clark, who had meetings in Ankara and Istanbul, inaugurated “UNDP Istanbul International Center for Private Sector in Development” and also launched a regional report entitled “Business Solutions to Poverty” in Istanbul. The UNDP Administrator also visited culture tourism projects implemented in Kars.

  • 01 Apr 2011
    What will the new center do?

    International Center for Private Sector in Development in Istanbul, which was inaugurated by Ms. Helen Clark, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator, aims to encourage the private sector to take a greater role in anti-poverty efforts and create more jobs.

  • 01 Apr 2011
    Çoruh Valley has new souvenirs now

    With the completion of “Ceramics Souvenir Manufacturing Trainings” in Uzundere district of Erzurum, 17 women participants have received their certificates in late February.

  • 01 Apr 2011
    Media of Turkey welcomed Helen Clark

    The UNDP Administrator, Ms. Helen Clark who was formerly prime minister of New Zealand for a long time and paid her fourth visit to Turkey in March, was welcomed with intense media interest.

  • 01 Apr 2011
    The poor can be a business opportunity, new UNDP regional report finds

    A first of its kind regional report by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) shows that companies who make use of inclusive business models in Emerging Europe and Central Asia (ECA) can achieve gains both for the poor and for their bottom line.

  • 01 Apr 2011
    Gender Equality Convention in Istanbul: A more equal world for all

    In order to intensify the efforts in the field of gender equality in Turkey, the International Gender Equality Convention with the theme of “Role of Equality Commissions for a More Equal World for All” has been organized by Turkish Grand National Assembly (TGNA) Equal Opportunities Commission for Woman and Man in cooperation with UNDP Turkey in İstanbul in late March.

  • 01 Apr 2011
    New international center in Istanbul is now on internet

    A web-page was built for the International Center for Private Sector in Development, established in Istanbul in March.

  • 01 Apr 2011
    Energy efficiency in buildings discussed in Housing Convention

    An International Housing Convention aimed to discuss Turkey’s future housing strategies, urbanization priorities, and urban renewal activities and to share experiences between experts, organized by Turkish Housing Development Agency (TOKİ) was held in Istanbul in early March.

  • 01 Apr 2011
    Final stage in Turkey’s National Climate Change Adaptation Strategy

    Works for “Turkey’s National Climate Change Adaptation Strategy” that is aimed to be prepared within the context of the United Nations Joint Programme on “Enhancing the Capacity of Turkey to Adapt to Climate Change” implemented in coordination with the Ministry of Environment and Forestry are going at full speed.

  • 01 Apr 2011
    Anatolian lynx caught by the photo-traps

    Vaşak (Lynx lynx), short tailed, spotted, strong and the biggest one among the cat species in Turkey has been photographed with her babies by Kuzey Doğa (North Nature) Society in the town of Sarıkamış, Kars.

  • 01 Apr 2011
    Training for traditional instruments "saz" and "tar" in Kars

    A special training programme for making and performing of the traditional Anatolian musical instruments "saz" and "tar" have been kicked off in Kars with the support of UN Joint Programme.

  • 01 Apr 2011
    “Sustainability Academy” opened its doors

    “Sustainability Academy” has opened its doors on March 29 with the training given by the experts of UNDP Turkey.

  • 01 Apr 2011
    Firms from Turkey and Bosnia met in the new center of UNDP

    Turkey-Bosnia Herzegovina Business Matchmaking Conference was held on late March in Istanbul. Participants also visited UNDP’s new international center.

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