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  • 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
    Message from UNDP Turkey

    Dear readers! I am happy to be able to conclude that 2009 was a busy year for UNDP Turkey with more than 30 new projects and another 10 in the pipeline until the end of the year. Looking to 2010, it already looks as though it will be even more hectic.

  • 15 Dec 2009
    Towards sustainable development

    After two years of preparatory studies, encompassing regional, national and international consultations, UNDP and GAP Regional Development Administration (RDA) launched two projects in October 2009 under the Competitiveness Agenda.

  • 15 Dec 2009
    It's time to invest in Şanlıurfa

    Şanlıurfa, the heart of southeastern Anatolia, is opening up to local and foreign investors aiming to become a lucrative industry and trade center of national and international standards through the 2nd Organized Industrial Region project.

  • 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.

  • 15 Dec 2009
    The S-UN continues to shine

    It’s time for young men and women to put on their thinking caps as the second term of grant applications for the S-UN Fund for Youth have begun in Adana, Balıkesir and Kocaeli.

  • 15 Dec 2009
    For a healthy financial future

    There are 35 million young people under the age of 28 in Turkey today. Taking employment and income figures into account, the youth, particularly in less developed regions, faces challenges in benefiting from financial opportunities and information resources.

  • 15 Dec 2009
    Marine and Coastal Protected Areas

    The most comprehensive project on strengthening marine and coastal protected areas system in Turkey was began with an opening workshop on 12 November.

  • 10 Dec 2009
    UNDP Administrator Helen Clark's statement on Human Rights Day

    One of the founding principles of the United Nations is our faith in the dignity and worth of every person, without distinction on the basis of race, colour, sex, language, religion, property, birth or other status. Today, however, on International Human Rights Day, we are reminded that discrimination in all its forms continues to undermine this principle.

  • 07 Dec 2009
    E-Transformation in public administration

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the Public Administration Institute for Turkey and the Middle East-(TODAİE) eGovernment Centre (eDEM), Turkish International Cooperation & Development Agency (TİKA) and the Statistical Economical are jointly organizing "e-Transformation in Public Administration from e-Government to e-Governance", International Conference on: “e-Government: Sharing Experiences” With support from the Social Research and Training Centre for Islamic Countries (SESRIC), will take place in Antalya Kervansaray Hotel from 8–11 December 2009.

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