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  • 01 Mar 2010
    Local administrations come together in Ankara

    Within the scope of the European Union – Turkey Pre-accession Financial Cooperation Programme and under the Project “Support to Further Implementation of Local Administration Reform in Turkey” (LAR Phase II) carried by the Turkish Ministry of Interior, financed by European Union and technically supported by United Nations Development Programme, a kick off meeting on 11 March 2010 was organized for pilot local authorities selected within the project.

  • 01 Feb 2010
    Localizing combat against climate change

    Turkey is accelerating efforts for the adaptation to the effects of climate change felt more strongly in the last couple of years.

  • 01 Feb 2010
    Connecting industries, creating opportunities

    Industries in the İskenderun Bay Area came together to collaborate for the effective use of resources.

  • 01 Feb 2010
    Responsible investments

    The “Principles for Responsible Investment Turkey Workshop” initiative, co-organized by the United Nations-backed Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), the Federation of Euro-Asian Stock Exchanges (FEAS) and the Istanbul Stock Exchange (ISE), was held at the Istanbul Stock Exchange Conference Hall on Thursday, January 21, 2010.

  • 01 Feb 2010
    A new UN/UNDP Representative in town

    New UN Resident Coordinator/UNDP Resident Representative to Turkey Shahid Najam arrived in Ankara on 23 December, 2009.

  • 01 Feb 2010
    S-UN Fund for youth transforms lives

    Fourteen out of the 20 projects which were awarded $303 thousand worth of grants during the first term of the S-UN Fund for youth in Kocaeli, Konya and Muğla have ended.

  • 01 Feb 2010
    Happy anniversary Dreams Academy!

    In the previous year, 300 disabled young men and women who partied at popular venues in Istanbul, performed with famous musicians, and experienced personal growth in various areas from photography to dance and learned the secret of success in life with Vodafone and thanks to Dreams Academy saw that they can overcome any barrier.

  • 01 Feb 2010
    Mediation as a win win situation

    Justice actors including the public prosecutors and judges who have been selected as resource persons and gone through a series of training of trainers programs in the scope of the “Development of Mediation Practice in the Criminal Justice System of Turkey” Project promoted the practice of mediation as a win-win situation for both an effectively functioning judicial system and social peace during the training seminars held in 11-19 January 2010.

  • 01 Feb 2010
    A strategy needed for Turkey's carbon market

    Carbon, just like any other commodity, is being tracked and traded for some time now. Though experienced in the voluntary carbon markets, an institution to steer Turkey through the carbon marketplace is essential for the country to carve out a niche for itself within the new climate regime.

  • 01 Feb 2010
    Seyhan River Basin prepares for climate change

    Seyhan River Basin will now combat the effects of climate change more easily. Within the framework of the UN Joint Programme Enhancing the Capacity of Turkey to Adapt to Climate Change Capacity in Turkey the Adaptation to Climate Change in the Seyhan River Basin Grant Programme is paving the way for the implementation of new projects that will improve the capacity of inhabitants and institutions of the river basin in adapting to climate change.

  • 28 Jan 2010
    Match Against Poverty raises US$760,000 for Haiti

    Benfica Club and UNDP announced on 4 February, that proceeds from the Match Against Poverty equivalent to US$ 767,000 dollars (€557.780) will be transferred to the UNDP’s cash-for-work programme in Haiti.

  • 25 Jan 2010
    Argande appears at Istanbul Fashion Week

    The 2010-2011 fall-winter collection of Argande will be exhibited in the Istanbul Fashion Week’ 10 between February 3-6. Argande brand has been introduced under the auspices of Project “Innovations for Women’s Empowerment in the GAP Region”; a collaborative venture between the United Nations Development Programme and Southeastern Anatolia Regional Development Administration with support of fashion designers and MUDO and financed by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency.

  • 21 Jan 2010
    Istanbul workshop on principles for responsible investment

    The UN-backed 'Principles for Responsible Investment' workshop organized by the Federation of Euro-Asian Stock Exchanges and hosted by Istanbul Stock Exchange took place at the Istanbul Stock Exchange Conference Hall on Thursday, 21 January 2010. The workshop presented opportunities for Turkish investors to learn from and share their experiences with peers on environmental, social and corporate governance issues.

  • 15 Jan 2010
    Argande appears at Istanbul Fashion Week

    The 2010-2011 fall-winter collection of Argande will be exhibited in the Istanbul Fashion Week’ 10 between February 3-6. Argande brand has been introduced under the auspices of Project “Innovations for Women’s Empowerment in the GAP Region”; a collaborative venture between the United Nations Development Programme and Southeastern Anatolia Regional Development Administration with support of fashion designers and MUDO and financed by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency.

  • 12 Jan 2010
    S-UN Fund’s call for proposals to youth

    The Swiss-UN Fund, popularly known as S-UN Fund for Youth, continues with a second call for grant applications. Young women and men from 15 to 26 years of age and residing in Adana, Balıkesir or Kocaeli can submit their applications until 26 February 2010.

  • 01 Jan 2010
    METU Continuous Education Centre & UN Joint Programme Certificate Ceremony

  • 01 Jan 2010
    Inauguration New Facilities of Dreams Academy

  • 01 Jan 2010
    An essential beginning

    Leaving some parties frustrated, the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen ended with an agreement by countries to overcome the global temperature rise by committing to emission reductions and to raise funds to accelerate action to deal with climate change in the developing world.

  • 01 Jan 2010
    Need for stronger alliances

    Highlighting the need to establish stronger alliances and coalitions, December 19 marked the International Day for South-South Cooperation, celebrated in 2009 under the theme “Innovative Solutions through Inclusive Partnerships”.

  • 01 Jan 2010
    Turkey must make progress for women

    The 30th anniversary of the adoption of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) was celebrated on 18 December.

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