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  • 05 Aug 2005
    Legal framework efforts to serve poor better

    1st Microfinance roundtable was held on the 4th of August 2005. Being the first of the thematic roundtables to be held on a monthly basis, this meeting had the particular focus on microfinance legal framework. The roundtable was very well attended; along with the National Committee members there was participation from commercial banks as well as other financial institutions and NGOs.

  • 13 Jul 2005
    Partnership with the business sector for Turkey's development

    United Nations Development Program (UNDP) is starting a new project both to contribute to private sector development and to engage with the business community in advancing Turkey's broader development agenda.

  • 12 Jul 2005
    Information meetings on "Plus to Life" Youth Fund

    Information meetings on "Plus to Life" Youth Fund, organised by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), Coca-Cola Turkey, Habitat and Agenda 21 Youth Association were held on 29.06.2005 in Erzurum City Assembly Hall with the support of Erzurum Youth Assembly.

  • 30 Jun 2005
    Millenium Development Goals Turkey Report - 2005 launched

    The Millennium Development Goals Turkey Report was launched on 29 June 2005 at a joint press conference in Ankara by the Minister of State and Deputy Prime Minister Abdullatif Sener and United Nations Resident Coordinator Jakob Simonsen.

  • 27 Jun 2005
    Millenium Development Goals Turkey Report to be announced

    Millennium Development Goals Turkey Report to be announced.

  • 20 Jun 2005
    'Plus to Life' Youth Fund Information Meetings are being held all over Turkey

    An information meeting on "Plus to Life" Youth Fund, established by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Coca Cola Turkey and the Habitat and Agenda 21 Youth Association, has been held on the 11 June 2005 in Diyarbakır Bağcılar Municipality Conference Hall, with the contributions of Diyarbakır Youth Parliament.

  • 19 Jun 2005
    Kemal Dervis opened the global workshop on "Serving More Communities, Creating Greater Global Impact" in İstanbul

    The Global Environment Facility (GEF) Small Grants Programme (SGP) is holding its fourth biennial global workshop at in Istanbul, from 20 to 24 June 2005. The new UNDP Administrator, Kemal Dervis, the SGP Global Manager, Delfin Ganapin and the UN Resident Coordinator in Turkey made the opening speeches of the SGP's global workshop.

  • 16 Jun 2005
    Serving More Communities, Creating Greater Global Impact

    The new UNDP Administrator, Kemal Dervis opens the global workshop of the Global Environment Facility's (GEF) Small Grants Programme in Istanbul, on 20 June 2005. 145 representatives from 73 countries of the GEF Small Grants Programme meet in Istanbul, for a common goal of "Serving More Communities, Creating Greater Global Impact".

  • 15 Jun 2005
    National Microfinance Committee held its first meeting in Ankara

    The National Committee, which was set up to examine how qualified financial services will be provided to low income people in Turkey, held its first meeting on June 15, 2005 in Ankara.

  • 15 Jun 2005
    A new initiative to reach the poor

    Turkey is forming a National Committee to examine how to bring quality financial services to low income households. The UN Secretary General invited all member states to set up National Committees, as a part of the International Year of Microcredit, which is a global effort to build support for making financial services more accessible to poor and low income people.

  • 30 May 2005
    New initiatives launched to increase the amount of youth fund

    In the framework of the 'Hayata Arti' Youth Program, Coca Cola have launched an exhibition in Akmerkez Shopping Mall in Istanbul. Worldwide famous Turkish fashion designers designed giant Coca Cola bottles for the exhibition called 'Coca Cola Bottles Reflect Life.' Elif Cigizoglu, Dice Kayek, Hakan Yildirim, Rifat Özbek, Ümit Ünal and Yazbukey interpreted "life" on the bottles.

  • 25 May 2005
    Press Statement by Mark Malloch Brown, Administrator of UNDP

    EU agreement to dramatically increase aid marks landmark breakthrough in the fight against global poverty

  • 19 May 2005
    USD 1.5 million fund created for innovative youth projects in Turkey

    The UN Development Program and Coca Cola Turkey established a joint fund to support the youth who would produce innovative and sustainable projects in order to increase the quality of life in their cities.

  • 09 May 2005
    Representative of the UN Secretary General on the Human Rights of IDPs sees new hope in Turkey

    A planned new strategy of the Turkish Government brings new hope to the Internally Displaced Persons in Turkey. This is what the Representative of the UN Secretary General on the Human Rights of Internally Displaced Persons, Prof. Dr. Walter Kälin, concluded at the end of a working visit to Ankara from 4 - 6 May 2005, which he undertook on the invitation of the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

  • 07 May 2005
    UNDP-UNIDO workshop on 'Technology Incubators for the Knowledge Economy'

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), together with the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), organized a workshop on 'Technology Incubators for the Knowledge Economy' in Ankara on 3 May 2005 with the participation of public and private sector representatives.

  • 05 May 2005
    UNDP-UNIDO workshop on 'Technology Incubators for the Knowledge Economy' (In Turkish)

  • 26 Apr 2005
    UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan nominates former Turkish Finance Minister Kemal Dervis to head UNDP

    UNDP Executive Board and General Assembly must confirm successor to current UNDP Administrator Mark Malloch Brown.

  • 13 Apr 2005
    Turkey adopts tsunami-struck island in Maldives

    A far-flung island community in the Maldives can now restore its lifeline to essential markets and supplies, thanks to a helping hand extended by the Government of Turkey. It is anticipated that dozens of other communities will soon get similar assistance through the United Nations Development Programme's (UNDP) Adopt-an-Island initiative, which enables governments, the private sector or individuals to directly help people in the Maldives to rebuild homes, infrastructure, or to regain their livelihoods.

  • 11 Jan 2005
    2004 Turkey Human Development Report

    Information and Communication Technologies and Human Development

  • 06 Sep 2004
    Ankara Climate Change Conference was held on 1-3 September 2004

    ‘Ankara Climate Change Conference’ was jointly held by UNDP Turkey and the Republic of Turkey Ministry of Environment and Forestry on 1-3 September 2004.

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