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  • 18 Sep 2010
    UNDP calls for USD 89M to help Pakistanis back on the road to recovery

    On September 17, 2010 the United Nations appealed for just over US$2 billion for humanitarian and early recovery needs for flood-ravaged Pakistan.

  • 05 Sep 2010
    Ozone layer protection: Governance and compliance at their best

    In his message for the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said: "Let us use the governance tools contained in the existing ozone and climate treaties to reduce environmental threats to sustainable development and human well-being."

  • 01 Sep 2010
    Argande walks the runway again

    Working at the Multifunctional Community Center in Batman for the past three years, mother of three Fatma, is one of the 145 southeastern women manufacturing apparel for Turkish fashion sector’s only social responsibility project, Argande.

  • 01 Sep 2010
    A new approach to forest management

    Forest Management and Planning Department Head Mustafa Yurdaer from the General Directorate of Forestry which is one of the key partners in the UNDP implemented “Enhancing Forest Protected Areas Management System in Turkey” project said that Küre Mountains National Park’s management will start form its buffer zone into the national park boundaries to protect its natural and cultural assets collectively.

  • 01 Sep 2010
    Turkey's new carbon registry

    A key step to integrate Turkey with global carbon markets was taken on 7 August 2010 by the Ministry of Environment and Forestry. With the newly established national carbon registry, projects developed and executed to reduce and contain greenhouse gas emissions and increase sinks can now be registered to avoid double counting as well as ensure market transparency and integrity.

  • 01 Sep 2010
    Making it happen by 2015

    Popularly referred to as the ‘MDG summit’ - the ‘High-level Plenary Meeting of the General Assembly, or HLPM – will take place from 20-22 September 2010 at UN Headquarters in New York. The summit is expected to undertake a comprehensive review of successes, best practices and lessons learned, obstacles and gaps, challenges and opportunities, “leading to concrete strategies for action”.

  • 01 Sep 2010
    Bursa supports inclusive growth

    On August 6, 2010 the UNDP signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Turkey’s largest chamber of commerce and industry to support the development of South-East Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States.

  • 01 Sep 2010
    Employment discussed at World Youth Congress

    UN Joint Programme “Growth with Decent Work for All: A Youth Employment Programme in Antalya” attended the 5th World Youth Congress.

  • 01 Sep 2010
    UNDP Turkey launches social media campaign

    UNDP Turkey has recently launched its own Twitter, Facebook and Flickr pages.

  • 01 Sep 2010
    How can we end poverty? Join the global conversation with the United Nations on Facebook

    In the run-up to the UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) Summit in September, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) will host a live, online Facebook conversation on the global fight against poverty and the actions required to achieve sustainable development.

  • 01 Sep 2010
    UNDP salutes anti-poverty photographers

    A photograph of female and male students in Pakistan working together on a circuit board in their engineering class was one of three winning photographs of a global anti-poverty photo contest.

  • 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.

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