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  • 01 Jun 2009
    Second Organized Industrial Zone in Şanlıurfa

    Within the scope of the Industrial Restructuring of Şanlıurfa Project which is implemented under the European Union's Turkey Pre-Accession Financial Assistance Programme, a groundbreaking ceremony for Şanlıurfa's Second Organized Industrial Zone (OIZ) and Waste Water Treatment Plant for the first and second OIZs was organized on 28 May 2009.

  • 01 Jun 2009
    Community Based Adaptation to Climate Change Grants Programme Commences in the Seyhan River Basin

    A Grants Programme is being initiated in the Seyhan River Basin in the context of the United Nations Joint Programme on Enhancing the Capacity of Turkey to Adapt to Climate Change. Projects developed on climate change adaptation in the Seyhan River Basin with a community based adaptation approach will be supported through the Grants Programme.

  • 28 May 2009
    Şanlıurfa is welcoming its second Organized Industrial Zone

    Within the scope of the Industrial Restructuring of Şanlıurfa Project which is implemented under European Union - Turkey Pre-Accession Financial Assistance Programme, the Ground Breaking Ceremony of Şanlıurfa Second Organized Industrial Zone (OIZ) and Waste Water Treatment Plant for the first and second OIZs will be organized on 28 May 2009.

  • 01 May 2009
    Mines continue to threaten

    UNDP continues to help developing countries to get rid of mines and explosive remnants of war.

  • 01 May 2009
    Cycling House runs on solar energy

    The Cycling House, which operates on solar energy, within the scope of the Life Plus Cycling for 100% Project, has been inaugurated on 11 April 2009, with the participation of Mustafa Bozkurt, Mayor of Nilüfer in the Bursa province of Turkey.

  • 01 May 2009
    S-UN Fund for Youth Project winners were announced

    Following the call for proposals, 21 youth projects have been selected to be supported under the S-UN Fund for Youth Project. Young owners of awarded projects will be meeting in Ankara to attend project management trainings.

  • 01 May 2009
    80 projects qualified for final selections

    The pre-application stage for the Development Marketplace Competition organized by the World Bank under the title “Youth in Turkey: Let’s Shape Our Future” has recently been completed. A total of 792 project applications from 72 cities have been filed for the competition.

  • 01 May 2009
    A study visit to Austria

    A study visit to Austria was realised on 20-24 April 2009 as part of UNDP and the Ministry of Justice’s joint initiative on Mediation in the Criminal Justice System of Turkey.

  • 01 May 2009
    Helen Clark: New head of UNDP

    Helen Clark was officially sworn in April by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon as UNDP’s new Administrator in the presence of senior members of the Secretary-General’s cabinet.

  • 01 May 2009
    Young lawmakers support change

    Responses to UNDP and the Ministry of Justice's survey concerning the Turkish Judiciary System have indicated that there is a strong desire especially among younger generations to restructure the High Council of Judges and Prosecutors (HSYK) to better represent the judiciary.

  • 01 May 2009
    Human Rights Declaration on Everest

    On April 1st, Mogens Jensen took off to the Himalayas where he will be highlighting the importance of Human Rights and the Millennium Development Goals.

  • 01 May 2009
    Human security handbook published

    The Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) Human Security Unit has recently published a handbook titled Human Security in Theory and in Practice: Application of the Human Security Concept and the United Nations Trust Fund for Human Security outlining a step-by-step strategy for developing, implementing and evaluating human security programmes and projects.

  • 01 Apr 2009
    UN's water report calls for urgent action

    Over 25,000 participants from 150 countries took part in the 5th World Water Forum, from March 16th to 22nd in İstanbul, making it the world’s biggest ever water-related event.

  • 01 Apr 2009
    Turkey progress towards the post-Kyoto

    The kick-off meeting of the “Capacity Building for Climate Change Management in Turkey" project was held on 24 March 2009 in Ankara.

  • 01 Apr 2009
    Global Compact Turkey network moves forward

    As the Steering Committee, which represents Turkey within the scope of the United Nations Global Compact activities in Turkey, held its first meeting this year, Yılmaz Argüden, chairman of ARGE Consulting, was selected as the representative of the Global Compact Local Network.

  • 01 Apr 2009
    Legislation of internal security assessed

    The meeting on "Legal Review of Civilian Oversight of Internal Security in Turkey and within selected European Union Countries" was held in Ankara on 27 March 2009.

  • 01 Apr 2009
    'Bailing out banks in the crisis is not enough"

    The economic crisis will increase the demand for justice among the poor, especially to protect their property, jobs, working conditions and their right to do business without extortion, according to economists and development experts taking part in a regional UN Development Programme meeting in Bangkok, Thailand in March.

  • 01 Apr 2009
    Dervis quit post at UNDP

    On his last day, February 26, 2009, at UNDP, outgoing Administrator Kemal Derviş thanked the staff for their dedication to the goals of the organization and outlined some of the development challenges ahead.

  • 01 Apr 2009
    Women have a commission now!

    Efforts of the women's movement in Turkey continuing for 10 years have paid off with the approval of establishment of the “Woman-Man Equal Opportunities Commission” by the Grand National Assembly of Turkey.

  • 01 Apr 2009
    Applications for "Life Plus" start

    The “Life Plus Youth Programme”, which has been implemented since 2005 through the joint efforts of Coca-Cola Turkey and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), started the application process on 20 March 2009 for the 2009-2010 period.

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