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  • 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.

  • 01 Jan 2010
    Migration for Development Virtual Fair

    “Migration can be a positive and empowering experience for migrants themselves, and for both the home and host societies” said UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, on his message addressing International Migrants day, commemorated on 18 December, 2009.

  • 01 Jan 2010
    Kars locals visit Spain

    Following a study tour to Spain organized by a UN Programme not only is Nuran Özyılmaz, a small restaurant owner in the remote city of Kars, planning to add paella to her previously traditional menu but dairy farmer İlhan Koçulu has already contacted the mayor of a small town in Spain to exchange ideas about dairy farming and ecological agriculture.

  • 01 Jan 2010
    Villages in Sivas and Erzincan are improved

    The infrastructure and awareness building projects executed in the villages of Sivas and Erzincan have done much to improve the standard of life for the locals.

  • 01 Jan 2010
    Cluster Support Programme for Ministry of Industry and Trade

    Project activities are expected to start for designing a cluster support programme in the areas of competitiveness and innovation to improve the institutional capacity of the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) in 2010.

  • 01 Jan 2010
    Ronaldo and Zidane take on poverty

    As Goodwill Ambassadors for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), football stars Ronaldo and Zinédine Zidane will play together with other renowned footballers for a friendly match against a SLBenfica All Stars team on 25 January 2010.

  • 01 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.

  • 15 Dec 2009
    New proposals in the Southeast

    Call for proposals in the scope of the Diyarbakır-Batman-Siirt Development Project which began in May for Diyarbakır and Batman and in September for Siirt have ended this November.

  • 15 Dec 2009
    Transforming Turkish textile

    Aiming to transform the Turkish textile sector into a competitive industry, a new UN Joint Programme (UNJP) will enhance the international competitiveness of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in the textile and clothing sector of Turkey.

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