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  • 24 Mar 2009
    Turkey pushes the button for the post-Kyoto preparations

    The kick-off meeting of the “Capacity Building for Climate Change Management in Turkey Project” was held on 24 March 2009 in Ankara. The aim of the meeting was to align stakeholders' understanding of project objectives and activities at the first phase of the project.

  • 24 Mar 2009
    Women-Men Equal Opportunities Commission in Turkey

    After more than 12 years of struggling and lobbying, the specialized commission for Gender equality will be established at the Turkish Grand National Assembly with the name of “Women-Men equal opportunities commission”.

  • 11 Mar 2009
    The poor should be considered while pricing water and natural gas

    UNDP report “Taking Poverty into Consideration for Public Utilities Governance”, which was prepared in cooperation with Hacepette University’s Center for Market Economy and Entrepreneurship, was launched in Ankara on 11 March 2009 at a meeting open to the press.

  • 01 Mar 2009
    'I am here to give a speech, for I am a farmer'

    Development projects, despite their bureaucratic and long names, generally target poor people and the unemployed. These sorts of projects is generally managed by professional organizations. However, beneficiaries of the Small Investments Fund (SIF), created by UNDP and the Baku Tiblisi Ceyhan (BTC) Pipeline Company Environmental Investment Programme, are not professional project managers.

  • 01 Mar 2009
    A model project to conserve forests in Turkey

    One-third of Turkey’s surface area consists of forests. Despite this, only 6% of total forest areas are protected. Thus, there is a need to increase number and coverage of protected forest areas in Turkey.

  • 01 Mar 2009
    Joint effort to better adapt to climate change

    As part of the UN Joint Programme “Enhancing the Capacity of Turkey to Adapt to Climate Change”, which is implemented by UNDP and the Ministry of Environment and Forestry, a workshop was organized in Adana on 16-18 February 2009.

  • 01 Mar 2009
    UNDP encourages women participation in politics

    The Local Politics Workshops of "Women in Local Politics and Decision Making" project took place in Şanlıurfa on 6-7 February 2009. The project, funded by the Swedish International Development Agency (Sida), directly executed by UNDP as the implementing agency with the technical expertise of Ankara branch of the Association for Supporting and Training Women Candidates (KA-DER), aims to build capacities of women politicians and activists and promote their engagement and leadership into policy-making processes.

  • 01 Mar 2009
    Mediation practice in the criminal justice system

    In the scope of “Development of Mediation Practice in the Criminal Justice System of Turkey”, a joint initiative of UNDP and Ministry of Justice, training of trainers sessions were held in Ankara between 2-13 February 2009 with the participation of 100 judges and prosecutors from all over Turkey.

  • 01 Mar 2009
    Civilian oversight of security conference

    The first provincial conference of the “Improvement of Civilian Oversight of Internal Security Sector” project was held in February 2009 in Erzurum, one of the pilot cities of the project.

  • 01 Mar 2009
    "Global stability depends on social justice"

    UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon released a statement regarding the World Day of Social Justice on 20 February 2009.

  • 01 Mar 2009
    HIV: A challenge faced by all society

    The Regional Human Development Report “Living with HIV in Eastern Europe and the CIS - the Human Cost of Social Exclusion”, produced by UNDP in collaboration with researchers from Oxford University and local social research institutes and organisations of people living with HIV, was presented in Ankara on 6 February 2009 at a meeting attended by the officials from the Ministry of Health, Ministry of Education, universities, related civil society organisations and the UN agencies in Turkey. The report was based on research conducted in Estonia, Georgia, Russia, Turkey, Ukraine and Uzbekistan.

  • 16 Feb 2009
    Conference in Erzurum on civilian oversight of internal security units

    The Governorship of Erzurum hosted a Conference on “Consultative Mechanisms at Local Level for Civilian Oversight of Internal Security Units” on 16 – 17 February 2009 in Erzurum within the scope of the “Improvement of Civilian Oversight of Internal Security Sector Project”.

  • 16 Feb 2009
    Seyhan River Basin will adapt to the climate change

    A workshop on Application of Systems Approach for Climate Change Adaptation in Seyhan River Basin was organized on 16 February 2009 at Hilton Hotel in Adana, at 14:00.

  • 12 Feb 2009
    Presentation at the Global Carbon Markets Conference

  • 05 Feb 2009
    UNDP's regional report on aids was presented in Ankara

    Released as part of the 60th Anniversary of the signing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, UNDP report “Living with HIV in Eastern Europe and CIS: The Human Cost of Social Exclusion” was presented in Ankara on 6 February 2009 at a meeting open to the press where representatives from the Ministry of Health, universities and related civil society organizations were invited.

  • 05 Feb 2009
    "Water Exhibit" in Istanbul

    Water Exhibit prepared by the American Museum of Natural History has been brought to Turkey under the framework of the partnership initiative between UNDP and The Coca-Cola Company.

  • 05 Feb 2009
    Turkey progresses towards the post-Kyoto

    While climate change is gaining importance in the environmental and development agendas of all countries; Ministry of Environment and Forestry, State Planning Organization, Turkish Industrialists’ and Businessmen’s Association (TÜSİAD) and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) launched a new project entitled “Capacity Building for Climate Change Management in Turkey”.

  • 01 Feb 2009
    Local seeds gain value in Erzurum

    Wheat farmers in Erzurum take action to protect local zerun, kırik, şigon wheat species and küşne, külür, zegerek fodder plants. The aim of the project “Sustainable and Effective Usage of Resources in the Production of Local Zerun, Kırik, Şigon Organic Wheat” is to prevent wheat breeds and fodder plants from extinction, to protect these local breeds in the regional ecosystem and in situ and to ensure sustainable and effective usage of water resources.

  • 01 Feb 2009
    Sustainable finance conference

    The Finance Initiative of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP FI) organized a half-day conference about the importance of environmental & social topics in the financial industry in Turkey.

  • 01 Feb 2009
    Everyone will have computer skills

    One of the biggest obstacles for Turkey's full utilization of information and communication technologies (ICTs) and transformation into information society is digital gap. The first stage in closing the digital gap is providing access to information for disadvantaged groups, thereby increasing the number of computer-literate people.

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