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  • 01 Jun 2006
    Turkey launches its national fund for prevention of biodiversity decline

    Doğa Derneği (Nature Society), which is BirdLife International's affiliate in Turkey, UNDP-Turkey and the Turkish Ministry of Environment and Forestry have formed a partnership in order to establish a national fund to prevent further biodiversity decline. Turkey's Nature Fund, as it is called, aims at initiating the most urgent conservation actions in 305 Key Biodiversity Areas identified by Doğa Derneği.

  • 01 Jun 2006
    Career guidance to the youth of southeastern Turkey: "E-coaching"

    People who attended the meeting at the Conference Hall of the GAP Regional Development Agency in Ankara on 16th May, held to introduce the new website which is designed to assist young people of Southeastern Turkey in choosing their future careers, witnessed this on-line chat between a young man from the GAP region and his “e-coach” Secretary of State and Deputy Prime Minister Abdülatif Sener.

  • 01 Jun 2006
    Fresh solutions for an old problem

    During the forum “Fighting Poverty, and Employment in the GAP Region”, held in Adıyaman from 12-13 May, one of the participants began his speech with an anectode:

  • 01 Jun 2006
    "Good governance improving in the poorest countries"

    Roving judges in the Maldives and a community justice system in post-genocide Rwanda are just two of the pioneering democratic governance initiatives captured in the first UN report on governance in the fifty most vulnerable countries in the world, which was launched in New York today.

  • 01 Jun 2006
    New publication offers creative solutions to development issues

    UNDP Nordic Office's new publication "Partnering for Development - Making It Happen" shares innovative ideas on the concept of partnering for development and the reasons for the public and the private sectors to engage in partnerships.

  • 01 Jun 2006
    'Windows of opportunity' for entrepreneurs

    Since 2002, hundreds of people in Southeast Turkey have received training on entrepreneurship which provided them the opportunity to set up businesses or acquire jobs; dozens of companies in the region have also received training on commerce and investment making, as well as capacity building, management and new trends in trading; and an equal number of other companies benefited from consultancy services which helped them prepare feasibility studies and work plans to improve their businesses.

  • 01 Jun 2006
    First clustering in the textile area

    Another remarkable activity of the GIDEM Office in Adıyaman is "Clustering in the Textile Sector".

  • 01 Jun 2006
    Another window of opportunity: Garlic production

    dıyaman Textile Training Centre and Clustering are the flagships of Adıyaman GIDEM Office. But they have another 'window of opportunity' in Adıyaman, and that is the Development of Garlic Production Project.

  • 19 May 2006
    UN rights expert on violence against women to visit Turkey

    Yakın Ertürk, the Special Rapporteur of the United Nations Commission on Human Rights on violence against women, its causes and consequences, will conduct a fact-finding mission in Turkey from 22 to 31 May 2006.

  • 12 May 2006
    New measures in challenging poverty in the GAP region will be discussed in Adiyaman

    In the light of their experience gained in the Southeastern Anatolia (GAP) region since 1996, GAP Regional Development Agency and the UNDP have jointly organized an international forum on Fighting Poverty, and Employment in the GAP Region, to be held in Adıyaman during 12-13 May, with the aim of reviewing poverty in the context of national and local dynamics and finding more effective ways to fight with it.

  • 07 May 2006
    Turkey and global warming

    Before the next heat waves hit the country, Turkey is speeding up its efforts for the prevention of global warming.

  • 07 May 2006
    Policy advisory workshop on local policies on the way to gender equality

    We are pleased to announce the launch of the UNDPs Women in Politics project at the policy advisory workshop entitled Local Policies on the Way to Gender Equality, organized by KA-DER Ankara Local Politics Working Group and KAGIDER Women Fund on May 30th, 2006.

  • 07 May 2006
    New measures in challenging poverty in the GAP region will be discussed in Adıyaman

    New measures in challenging poverty in the GAP Region will be discussed in Adıyaman.

  • 02 May 2006
    Solo is among World Business Award Winners

    The 10 recipients of the World Business Awards, which showcase the best practices of the business sector in alleviating poverty and boosting development to reach the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), were announced today by the International Chamber of Commerce. Turkish company Solo, which conducts a health education project in Turkey’s primary schools, is among these 10 companies.

  • 01 May 2006
    Eczacıbaşı signed the Global Compact

    The latest addition to the list of companies from Turkey which have announced their commitment to the principles of the UN Global Compact is Eczacıbaşı Holding.

  • 01 May 2006
    New horizons for children working in streets

    “My boss made me do overtime because I was late to work this morning.” “I’ll be going home late tonight, what am I going to tell my mother?” “We received a very big order today, mummy.” These were the words of some children who were asked to make up imaginary stories, during a project activity.

  • 01 May 2006
    International Mine Awareness Day

    The first international day for mine awareness was launched on 4 April. The picture about the dangers of landmines is a pessimistic one.

  • 01 May 2006
    New horizons for the 'sleeping beauty'

    Implemented within the framework of Local Agenda 21’s (LA21) “Support to Local Projects Programme”*, and conducted by the local government, the town council and civil society volunteers, a cultural rehabilitation project in the historic town of Mustafapaşa in Central Anatolia has recently been completed.

  • 01 May 2006
    Sustainable development exhibiton in Istanbul

    A photography exhibition on ‘Sustainable Development’, organized by the EDUCAIDE Association, Beyoğlu Municipality, French Cultural Centre and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), was held in İstanbul in April.

  • 01 May 2006
    Reference guide for EU candidates and new members

    The UNDP has supported the publication of a "guide" which aims to help improve coordination and efficiency in policy making and implementation at the central governmental level in the new and prospective member states of the European Union.

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