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  • 15 Aug 2010
    Turkey now has a carbon register

    In an effort to increase combat against climate change, Turkey has embarked on a new initiative.

  • 01 Aug 2010
    Seyhan adapts to climate change

    A site visit to eight projects in the scope of Enhancing the Capacity of Turkey to Adapt to Climate Change UN Joint Programme on 8-10 July carried out by a delegation composed of the UN Resident Coordinator/UNDP Resident Representative Shahid Najam, representatives of the Ministry of Environment and Forestry’s Climate Department and representatives from the UN Joint Programme as well as the Small Grants Programme, signals that residents in the Seyhan River Basin are already running local climate change adaptation efforts with success.

  • 01 Aug 2010
    Küre Mountains National Park is now open

    One of the 311 Key Biodiversity Areas in Turkey, Küre Mountains National Park is now welcoming visitors.

  • 01 Aug 2010
    UN joins forces for women

    “Where women are educated and empowered, economies are more productive and strong. Where women are fully represented, societies are more peaceful and stable” said Secretary-General in his statement on July 2nd welcoming UN Women, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women.

  • 01 Aug 2010
    The youth work for e-transformation

    Living in the southeastern city of Şırnak where terror, inequality and poverty is abound, 22 year old Sibel has given computer classes to over 50 people, most of whom are women during the past 3 years.

  • 01 Aug 2010
    UNDP in action

    As the UN’s global development network, UNDP strives to make a real, concrete difference in the lives of the people whom it ultimately serves. UNDP’s most recent Annual Report UNDP in Action 2009/2010: Delivering on Commitments showcases results.

  • 01 Aug 2010
    Climate Change, Adaptation Policies and Turkey Certified Training Programme begins

    A Climate Change, Adaptation Policies and Turkey Certified Training Programme has been initiated in cooperation with the Middle East Technical University Earth System Sciences Institute and the United Nations Joint Programme on Enhancing the Capacity of Turkey to Adapt to Climate Change. The training programme will begin on 20 September 2010 and will be carried out at the METU Continuing Education Centre.

  • 15 Jul 2010
    Oxford and UNDP launch better way to measure poverty

    On 14 July 2010, the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI) of Oxford University and the Human Development Report Office of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) launched a new poverty measure that gives a “multidimensional” picture of people living in poverty which its creators say could help target development resources more effectively.

  • 05 Jul 2010
    Evidence says the Millennium Goals are "within reach"

    A synthesis of evidence from around the world, released by the United Nations Development Programme, vividly illuminates for the international community the path to creating a more healthier and richer world it envisioned a decade ago when it adopted the Millennium Development Goals.

  • 01 Jul 2010
    Kars' worldwide tourism potential

    Offering experiences of the Katerina Chalet, a “wooden marvel” built without using a single nail; a journey along pine forests and bird tweets to the top of the Sarıkamış mountain using the best chair lift system in Turkey; exquisite opportunities for bird-watching around Kuyucuk Lake; a visit to Ani Antique City dating back to the Medieval Era, and finally the city center nestling some of the most elegant pieces of Ottoman and Seljuk architecture, Kars is positioning itself a global candidate to become a popular tourist destination.

  • 01 Jul 2010
    Women discuss institutionalization

    On 9-11 June 2010, women from 81 cities in Turkey gathered in Istanbul - under the Local Agenda 21 Programme (LA-21).

  • 01 Jul 2010
    Legal empowerment and access to justice for all

    With the “Development of Preventive Justice Programs for Legal Empowerment of the Citizens and Increased Access to Justice for All in Turkey” implemented jointly by the Ministry of Justice with support from UNDP Turkey, citizens in Turkey will now be well informed about their basic legal rights and practices. This new project aims to legally empower citizens and enhance their access to justice and was launched on 31 May 2010 in Ankara.

  • 01 Jul 2010
    Civilian oversight now more efficient in Turkey

    In Turkey, 180 administrators and police were trained and more than 800 people were familiarized with the notion of “civilian oversight” in workshops and conferences held in the scope of Improvement of Civilian Oversight of Internal Security Sector project which was successfully completed through a conference held with the participation of representatives from the Ministry of Interior, EU Delegation and UNDP, academics and the Project team on May 28, 2010 in Ankara.

  • 01 Jul 2010
    Climate models are necessary

    In the coming decades, it is predicted that the winter months in the eastern parts of Turkey will receive rainfall instead of snowfall and the rising temperatures will lead to snow melting earlier than usually is the case and leading to an increased runoff.

  • 28 Jun 2010
    Public and private sector come together to fight climate change in Istanbul

    As the Kyoto Protocol will expire as of 21 December 2012, the countdown has already began for a new international climate change agreement.

  • 22 Jun 2010
    Turkish businesses to attend the Global Compact Leaders Summit 2010

    Accelerating the practice of corporate sustainability and responsibility is an urgent task in these complex times, when crises – from financial market break downs to environmental degradation – are increasingly global and inter-connected. The stakes could not be higher, given that climate change threatens the security of food, water and energy.

  • 21 Jun 2010
    Progress towards the MDGs discussed in Istanbul

    "We can be the first region to achieve the Millennium Development Goals because we have the resources to do so," said Kori Udovicki, UNDP Regional Director for Europe and CIS at the regional conference held in Istanbul on 9-10 June 2010.

  • 15 Jun 2010
    An eight point action agenda

    “For the many people living in poverty, the Millennium Development Goals are not abstract and aspirational targets; they offer a means to a better life, and overall a more just and peaceful world,” said UNDP Administrator Helen Clark at the launch of UNDP’s report, titled What Will It Take To Achieve The Millennium Development Goals? An International Assessment on 17 June 2010 in New York. The new report identifies a concrete action agenda to be included in the outcome of the World leaders’ MDG Summit in New York this September.

  • 15 Jun 2010
    Helen Clark: "The stakes are high"

    “If we are to reach the MDGs by the target date, 2010 must spark five years of accelerated progress” said UNDP Administrator Helen Clark speaking at the launch of the new report What Will It Take To Achieve The Millennium Development Goals? An International Assessment in New York on 17 June 2010.

  • 15 Jun 2010
    An assessment of global and national efforts

    Evidence from 50 countries was used to develop the International Assessment reviewing progress over the last 10 years about what has worked in making progress toward the MDGs.

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