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  • 01 Jun 2010
    A new sectoral approach

    “The UN Global Compact is essentially unleashing a multi-stakeholder entrepreneurship to ensure that all people are integrated in collective action to reach the MDGs” said UNDP Resident Representative Shahid Najam at the Yale World Fellows Programme held at Boğaziçi University in Istanbul to commemorate the first decade of the Global Compact.

  • 01 Jun 2010
    Turkey's climate change adaptation strategy

    Like other countries across the globe, Turkey is also accelerating efforts to combat climate change. At the first workshop in the process of “Developing a National Climate Change Adaptation Strategy for Turkey” in the scope of the UN Joint Programme on Enhancing the Capacity of Turkey to Adapt to Climate Change held on 5 May 2010, international and scientific approaches, as well as Turkey’s current situation were discussed.

  • 01 Jun 2010
    Minstrel songs bring spring to Kars

    Minstrels of Anatolia have been telling stories and tales for centuries. Stories and tales that they experienced, observed or heard...

  • 01 Jun 2010
    The region reviews progress towards 2015

    With only 5 years left, the government of Turkey will host a regional conference to review the progress toward the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in Istanbul on 9-10 June 2010.

  • 01 Jun 2010
    Turkey identifies marine sensitive areas

    Within the scope of the 2010 International Year of Biodiversity, Turkey is accelerating its efforts to protect fragile ecosystems through identifying marine sensitive areas. A workshop was organized on 20-21 May in Muğla within the framework of “Strengthening the system of Marine and Coastal Protected Areas of Turkey” project.

  • 01 Jun 2010
    The goal: Decent work for all

    “All our efforts are directed to create decent work for all” explained Director of the International Labor Organization (ILO) Gülay Aslantepe in an interview with the Turkish daily newspaper, Radikal speaking about the UN Joint Programme Growth with Decent Work for All: A Youth Employment Programme in Antalya funded through the Spanish Government's MDG Achievement fund and run jointly by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the International Labour Organization (ILO), the International Organization for Migration (IOM), and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) with the national employment agency İŞKUR and local authorities as the national partner.

  • 01 Jun 2010
    Turkish municipalities meet European partners

    Twenty-one municipalities and local administrations across Turkey will soon have stronger capacities to better implement the new legislation adopted in 2003-2005 as a result of Support to Further Implementation of Local Administration Reform in Turkey project, kicked off with introductory meetings held in March and May 2010.

  • 01 Jun 2010
    Achieving the MDGs: What will it take?

    Though the number of people living below the poverty line fell by 400 million during 1990-2005, there are still 1.4 billion poor people in the world.

  • 21 May 2010
    Turkey will identify sensitive marine areas

    “Identifying the Sensitive Marine Areas” Workshop will be held between May 20-21, 2010, at the Yücelen Hotel in Akyaka, Muğla within the context of “Strengthening the System of Marine and Coastal Protected Areas of Turkey” project. The project aims to facilitate expansion of the national system of marine and coastal protected areas and improve its management effectiveness.

  • 01 May 2010
    Evaluation has to change

    "There is a demand for UNDP’s role as a traditional development partner to change in Turkey" said UNDP’s Evaluation Office Director Saraswathi Menon.

  • 01 May 2010
    Gaziantep becomes a "smart city"

    With the work undertaken in one of the largest provinces of southeast Anatolia by local institutions and IBM Corporate Service Corps, Gaziantep will be transformed into a “smart city”.

  • 01 May 2010
    Children friendly museums

    Though admittedly doubtful at first as to what could possibly excite them in a museum, Damla and İsmail were pleasantly surprised when they came to the Turkish capital to visit the Museum of Anatolian Civilizations in the scope of the UN Joint Programme “Alliances for Culture Tourism in Eastern Anatolia”.

  • 01 May 2010
    Climate arena

    The negative impacts of climate change is no longer just a concern for experts, but a pressing issue on everyone’s agenda.

  • 01 May 2010
    Cooperation increases industry performance

    The first phase of Towards an Industrial Symbiosis Programme in Iskenderun Bay Area is completed with the meetings held in Adana and Ankara in April.

  • 01 May 2010
    Global Compact turns 10

    “The Global Compact at 10: Holding Ourselves Accountable” Conference, which will explore the role of the Global Compact in advancing compliance-based ethics, workplace standards and environmental sustainability will be held at Boğaziçi University, Istanbul, on 28 May 2010.

  • 01 May 2010
    UNDP can benefit from Turkey

    UNDP Turkey Office hosted the Director of UNDP's Regional Bureau for Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States Kori Udovicki in April.

  • 05 Apr 2010
    Over US $5 billion pledged for Haiti’s recovery

    United Nations member states and international partners pledged $5.3 billion for the next 18 months to begin Haiti’s path to long-term recovery from the January 12 earthquake. Over 150 countries and international organizations gathered March 31 at UN headquarters in New York in support of the people and Government of Haiti.

  • 01 Apr 2010
    S-UN Fund awards last projects

    With planned activities such as migration-mapping in Kocaeli, a cultural festival in Balıkesir and vocational trainings and yayla tours in Adana, it looks as though Swiss-UNDP (S-UN) Fund for Youth has saved the best for last.

  • 01 Apr 2010
    Youth in Turkey learns finance

    The fact young people in Turkey turn to families and friends for financial advice, suggests that individual financial awareness, a prerequisite of advanced financial systems, is quite low.

  • 01 Apr 2010
    ICT is everywhere

    Ayşenur Bardak from Manisa and Ragıp Çelik from Çankırı, are only two of the hundreds of volunteers working to give information and communication technology (ICT) trainings to increase computer literacy among people from all walks of life ranging from children to business owners across Turkey.

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