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  • 01 Sep 2012
    Secretary General took part in London Olympics torch run

    Ban Ki-moon, as the first UN Secretary General who served as a torch bearer, took part in the torch run for the 2012 Summer Olympic Games on the final leg of its journey in the United Kingdom.

  • 01 Sep 2012
    Helen Clark calls for an increased investment in disaster risk reduction

    On 15 August, Helen Clark, head of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), gave a keynote lecture at the University of Canterbury, in Christchurch, in New Zealand on the devastating effects of natural disasters on the poorest and most vulnerable and highlighting the urgent need for prevention and resilience for these communities.

  • 01 Sep 2012
    Kadir Topbaş represents Turkey in the High Level Panel

    United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon announced High Level Panel members from whom he will get support in determining global development framework. Kadir Topbaş, the Mayor of Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality, will represent Turkey in the Panel, which consists of 26 different representatives from civil society, public and private sector.

  • 01 Sep 2012
    The annual economic value of Köyceğiz-Dalyan SEPA is USD 51 million

    The Economic Analysis Report prepared for the Köyceğiz-Dalyan Special Environmental Protection Area (SEPA) was completed in the context of the Strengthening the System of Marine and Coastal Protected Areas of Turkey Project.

  • 01 Sep 2012
    No-fishing zones established in Hisarönü Bay upon the demand of the fishermen

    Professional and amateur fishing is restricted to four areas of Hisarönü Bay, which is situated in Datça - Bozburun Special Environmental Protection Area, in the context of the Strengthening the System of Marine and Coastal Protected Areas of Turkey Project.

  • 01 Sep 2012
    In Republic of Korea, Ban launches new initiative to protect oceans

    Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon launched a new initiative to protect the oceans and the people whose livelihoods depend on it, and called on countries to work together to achieve a more sustainable management of this precious resource and address the threats it is currently facing.

  • 01 Sep 2012
    Ban says "Time to invest into Future"

    Ahead of the International Youth Day, and amidst an economic crisis which has affected young people the most, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called for greater and more meaningful inclusion of youth into decision-making processes around the world, while also warning of a possible “lost generation” if urgent measures are not put in place.

  • 01 Sep 2012
    Three new awards go to Dreams Academy

    Dreams Academy won 3 bronze Stevie awards in International Business Awards where more than 3200 companies and projects from 50 different countries competed against each other.

  • 01 Sep 2012
    Cihan Sultanoğlu and Shahid Najam in “Bizden Haberler”

    Cihan Sultanoğlu, the Assistant Administrator of UNDP, and Shahid Najam, UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in Turkey, have given interviews to the Koç Holding’s magazine “Bizden Haberler” in its August issue.

  • 01 Sep 2012
    Carrying on our contributions to life

    From 2005 to date, the “Life Plus” Youth Program, which supports the development of young people’s problem-solving environmental projects, has given support to 58 youth-led projects.

  • 01 Sep 2012
    A story of a volunteer: Volunteering at the Flying Broom Organization

    United Nations Volunteers continues to contribute to peace and development through volunteerism worldwide. One of our volunteers, Saba, writes her experience while she was volunteering at the Flying Broom Organization.

  • 01 Aug 2012
    From the Representative: The Nelson Mandela Day*

    On 18 July 2012, we had a great honor to celebrate the Nelson Mandela Day. It was the 94th birthday of a rare icon and one of the greatest moral and political leaders of our time.

  • 01 Aug 2012
    Cihan Sultanoğlu, Assistant Administrator of UNDP, was in Turkey

    Ayşe Cihan Sultanoğlu, Assistant Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme and the Director of the Regional Bureau for Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States, has visited Turkey on 3-6 of July.

  • 01 Aug 2012
    UNDP and the Government of the Republic of Singapore to establish a Global Centre for Public Service Excellence

    On 2 July 2012, Helen Clark, Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and Second Minister for Foreign Affairs and Minister for Transport Lui Tuck Yew, jointly announced that UNDP and the Government of the Republic of Singapore expect to establish a Global Centre for Public Service Excellence in the city of Singapore by the end of the year.

  • 01 Aug 2012
    "Growing Inclusive Markets: Social Entrepreneurship Cases in Turkey”

    "Growing Inclusive Markets: Social Entrepreneurship Cases in Turkey”, which investigates successful examples of social entrepreneurship from Turkey, came out on July 2012 by the Istanbul Bilgi University Publications.

  • 01 Aug 2012
    Support for the companies to recruit the disabled

    Project team of “Discover Your Potential” aims to provide training to physically disabled people in the fields that private sector is looking for, to assist them with their self-improvement and to help them to be hired.

  • 01 Aug 2012
    Ship-based pollution will be prevented in the Fethiye-Göcek SEPA

    The action is taken to prevent ship-based pollution in the Fethiye-Göcek SEPA (Special Environmental Protection Area) in the context of the Strengthening the System of Marine and Coastal Protected Areas of Turkey Project.

  • 01 Aug 2012
    Social Inclusion Band performed at the One Love Festival

    Social Inclusion Band continues their summer concerts. On July, the Band performed at the 19th Istanbul Jazz Festival Tünel Feast at garajistanbul and at the One Love Festival at Bilgi University.

  • 01 Aug 2012
    "Count Down for Gender Equality" has started campaign

    The campaign titled “Count Down for Gender Equality” under the theme of “For a More Just World, Stand by Me” continued with the two meetings held by Malatya, Elazığ, Tunceli, Bingöl Regional Information and Experience Sharing Platform in Malatya and Gümüşhane.

  • 01 Aug 2012
    First regional workshop on human-bear conflict in Turkey

    Turkey’s first regional workshop on human-bear conflict management planning in Küre Mountains National Park and the surroundings was organized in Ilgaz Mountain National Park on 27-28 June 2012 with the participation of 50 people.

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