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  • 01 Jun 2010
    The goal: Decent work for all

    “All our efforts are directed to create decent work for all” explained Director of the International Labor Organization (ILO) Gülay Aslantepe in an interview with the Turkish daily newspaper, Radikal speaking about the UN Joint Programme Growth with Decent Work for All: A Youth Employment Programme in Antalya funded through the Spanish Government's MDG Achievement fund and run jointly by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the International Labour Organization (ILO), the International Organization for Migration (IOM), and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) with the national employment agency İŞKUR and local authorities as the national partner.

  • 01 Jun 2010
    Turkish municipalities meet European partners

    Twenty-one municipalities and local administrations across Turkey will soon have stronger capacities to better implement the new legislation adopted in 2003-2005 as a result of Support to Further Implementation of Local Administration Reform in Turkey project, kicked off with introductory meetings held in March and May 2010.

  • 01 Jun 2010
    Achieving the MDGs: What will it take?

    Though the number of people living below the poverty line fell by 400 million during 1990-2005, there are still 1.4 billion poor people in the world.

  • 21 May 2010
    Turkey will identify sensitive marine areas

    “Identifying the Sensitive Marine Areas” Workshop will be held between May 20-21, 2010, at the Yücelen Hotel in Akyaka, Muğla within the context of “Strengthening the System of Marine and Coastal Protected Areas of Turkey” project. The project aims to facilitate expansion of the national system of marine and coastal protected areas and improve its management effectiveness.

  • 01 May 2010
    Children friendly museums

    Though admittedly doubtful at first as to what could possibly excite them in a museum, Damla and İsmail were pleasantly surprised when they came to the Turkish capital to visit the Museum of Anatolian Civilizations in the scope of the UN Joint Programme “Alliances for Culture Tourism in Eastern Anatolia”.

  • 01 May 2010
    Climate arena

    The negative impacts of climate change is no longer just a concern for experts, but a pressing issue on everyone’s agenda.

  • 01 May 2010
    Cooperation increases industry performance

    The first phase of Towards an Industrial Symbiosis Programme in Iskenderun Bay Area is completed with the meetings held in Adana and Ankara in April.

  • 01 May 2010
    Global Compact turns 10

    “The Global Compact at 10: Holding Ourselves Accountable” Conference, which will explore the role of the Global Compact in advancing compliance-based ethics, workplace standards and environmental sustainability will be held at Boğaziçi University, Istanbul, on 28 May 2010.

  • 01 May 2010
    UNDP can benefit from Turkey

    UNDP Turkey Office hosted the Director of UNDP's Regional Bureau for Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States Kori Udovicki in April.

  • 01 May 2010
    Evaluation has to change

    "There is a demand for UNDP’s role as a traditional development partner to change in Turkey" said UNDP’s Evaluation Office Director Saraswathi Menon.

  • 01 May 2010
    Gaziantep becomes a "smart city"

    With the work undertaken in one of the largest provinces of southeast Anatolia by local institutions and IBM Corporate Service Corps, Gaziantep will be transformed into a “smart city”.

  • 05 Apr 2010
    Over US $5 billion pledged for Haiti’s recovery

    United Nations member states and international partners pledged $5.3 billion for the next 18 months to begin Haiti’s path to long-term recovery from the January 12 earthquake. Over 150 countries and international organizations gathered March 31 at UN headquarters in New York in support of the people and Government of Haiti.

  • 01 Apr 2010
    Antalya looks for unemployment solutions

    Supporting United Nations Joint Programme “Growth with Decent Work for All: National Youth Employment Program and Pilot Implementation in Antalya from the get-go, Deputy Governor of Antalya Mehmet Seyman shared his views on the prevalent youth unemployment issue, women’s participation in the workforce and his expectations on the UN Joint Programme.

  • 01 Apr 2010
    Russia welcomes Kars

    Located in Turkey’s far north eastern corner and serving as a gateway to the Caucasus region, Kars is both a natural and cultural cornucopia appealing to both national and international tourists.

  • 01 Apr 2010
    Milk is now healthier in Niğde

    Niğde farmers now have their very own Saanen dairy goats provided to them in the scope of the "Saanen Dairy Goats Breeding Project for Poor Farmers and Women Living in the Seyhan River Basin", one of the 18 projects supported by Adaptation to Climate Change in the Seyhan River Basin Grant Programme.

  • 01 Apr 2010
    Turkey to strengthen development assistance

    Turkey aims to strengthen its position in international development cooperation, through assessing the capacity of its national development agency TİKA.

  • 01 Apr 2010
    A new page on climate

    In the post-2012 climate regime, Turkey also plans to become an important player in combatting one of the most important challenges of the 21st century, climate change.

  • 01 Apr 2010
    Biodiversity is life

    With up to 0.6% of species becoming extinct each year, biodiversity is being lost at an unparalleled pace.

  • 01 Apr 2010
    Turkey need affirmative gender policies

    “In the fifteen years since 1995, despite genuine progress on many fronts, overall advancement toward gender equality and women's empowerment has been uneven and slow. Women’s political participation is rising too slowly, women remain more vulnerable on the job front, and maternal mortality rates remain unacceptably high in many regions.” said UNDP Administrator Helen Clark in her statement for International Women’s Day on 8 March 2010 calling for equal rights, equal opportunities and progress for all.

  • 01 Apr 2010
    S-UN Fund awards last projects

    With planned activities such as migration-mapping in Kocaeli, a cultural festival in Balıkesir and vocational trainings and yayla tours in Adana, it looks as though Swiss-UNDP (S-UN) Fund for Youth has saved the best for last.

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