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  • 01 Sep 2009
    Internalizing social responsibility

    It no longer suffices for a company simply to say they are good corporate citizens as one after another, companies are publishing reports on how they are integrating corporate social responsibility into their operations. The most recent report published by Yeşim Tekstil, shares its activities in the fields of human rights, labour standards, environment and anti-corruption.

  • 01 Sep 2009
    Celebrate peace

    Daily struggles can make it easier to lose sight of universal values, however, increasing political turmoil and economic uncertainties worldwide make it essential for the global community to remember that peace is more than just a word.

  • 01 Sep 2009
    Çoruh: An eco-toruism gem

    Who would have thought Eastern Anatolia would become a tourism hotspot when the spotlight is always on the Aegean or Mediterranean? Hiking in the breezy valley, riding on Turkey’s first biking track and rafting on the cool waters of the river might not be everyone’s idea of a holiday, yet they have brought over 1,400 tourists, including some all the way from China, to Eastern Anatolia in the past two years.

  • 15 Aug 2009
    UNDP Turkey and Gender in Development publications

  • 13 Aug 2009
    Sustainability: Our challenge, our future

    Often synonymous with the future, the youth have enough on their plate to be able to see it brightly enough especially with unemployment increasing uncontrollably.

  • 01 Aug 2009
    Cooperation is the key

    Industrial organizations have come together to cooperate in order to develop sustainable measures for managing natural resources at Iskenderun Bay.

  • 01 Aug 2009
    Decent work for all

    With the youth unemployment rate at 27.5%* doubling that of national unemployment and population outgrowing employment rates, youth in Turkey occupy the most disadvantaged portion of the labor market, finding it increasingly difficult to obtain decent jobs.

  • 01 Aug 2009
    UNDP gets tech savvy

    UNDP, like many other organisations, is using social media to raise awareness, garner advocacy and encourage participation for new campaigns and projects on a global scale.

  • 01 Aug 2009
    Time to accelerate progress

    Focusing on the effects of stagnant and partially negative economic growth, the Millennium Development Goals 2009 Report indicates that progress is now threatened resulting in diminished resources, fewer trade opportunities for the developing countries, and possible reductions in aid flows from donor nations.

  • 01 Aug 2009
    Türkiye'nin iklim değişikliği planı

    Türkiye’nin İklim Değişikliği Ulusal Eylem Planının Geliştirilmesi projesi uygulamaya koyuluyor. Birleşmiş Milletler Kalkınma Programı (UNDP), İngiltere’nin Ankara Büyükelçiliği ve Çevre ve Orman Bakanlığı ile birlikte 55 değişik kuruluştan yaklaşık 80 temsilcinin katıldığı Türkiye’nin İklim Değişikliği Ulusal Eylem Planının Geliştirilmesi projesi’nin açılış töreni toplantısı Temmuz ayında düzenledi.

  • 01 Aug 2009
    Green teams unite

    As the need for greening policies become ubiquitous, there will come a time when greening initiatives will naturally fall into operations strategies.

  • 01 Aug 2009
    Turkey's climate change plan

    Developing Turkey’s National Climate Change Action Plan project is underway. UNDP, together with the British Embassy in Ankara and the Turkish Ministry of Environment and Forestry organized the inaugural meeting of the Developing Turkey’s National Climate Change Action Plan project in July with the participation of nearly 80 representatives from 55 different organizations.

  • 09 Jul 2009
    Talesma under the same sun

    Run jointly by the GAP Regional Development Administration and the UNDP with financing from the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency, The Innovations for Women’s Empowerment in the GAP Region project will introduce a new line created with support from fashion designers and MUDO on July 9th, 2009 in Istanbul.

  • 05 Jul 2009
    Mediation workshop in Afyon

    UNDP together with the Ministry of Justice organized a three-day “Working Meeting for the Development of a Toolkit on Mediation” on 7-10 July 2009 in Afyon with the participation of distinguished academicians, international consultants, practitioners and representatives of Ministry of Justice who have in-depth knowledge on victim-offender mediation in Turkey.

  • 02 Jul 2009
    Turkey steps up efforts to combat climate change

    "Developing Turkey’s Climate Change National Action Plan” is underway. The inaugural meeting of the project was held on Friday 3 July 2009 in Ankara.

  • 01 Jul 2009
    Towards ethical markets

    Georg Kell, Executive Director of the UN Global Compact Office said global crises are an opportunity to rethink and retool business practices and that UN-backed Principles for Responsible Investment will play a critical role in advocating long-term performance.

  • 01 Jul 2009
    Dreams wins gold

    The Dreams Academy Project was awarded the Golden Compass Award in the Non-governmental Organization (NGO) category by the Turkish Public Relations Association (TUHİD) in the 8th Golden Compass Public Relations Competition.

  • 01 Jul 2009
    Weathering tumultuous times

    Living Up to Commitments, the recently published UNDP annual report, highlights UNDP’s achievements in 2008 in the areas of poverty reduction, democratic governance, crisis prevention and sustainable development.

  • 01 Jul 2009
    Opportunities in carbon markets

    Decrease in the quantity and quality of water in many arid and semi-arid areas, lesser amounts of clean water available to more than one billion people who already experience severe water shortages, increase in the incidence of diseases, reduction in agricultural productivity in the tropics and sub-tropics, depletion of species, displacement of tens of millions of people in low-lying areas and the disaster list goes on…

  • 01 Jul 2009
    Planet earth needs attention

    At a time plagued by copius crises, it is easy to lose sight of climate change and ongoing environmental degradation representing a crisis which will not go away if appropriate measures are not taken immediately.

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