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  • 01 Jul 2007
    UNDP brings 'fair trade' to Turkey

    The French man was looking for a quality food product with a good story behind it… The Turkish villagers were looking for a good buyer who would pay a fair price for their product, and they had lots of stories… This combination started a ‘fair trade' between Paris and Suvarlı, a small town of about 5,000 inhabitants in Southeastern Turkey.

  • 01 Jul 2007
    Sustainable development mobilization in Turkey

    Who would have known that the hardest pronounced and hardly remembered project title of the UNDP/Turkey would be well-understood and spread from mouth to mouth in the mountains of the eastern city of Erzurum, the primary schools of western city Bursa and the households of Central Anatolian city Kayseri...

  • 01 Jul 2007
    Award-winning HDRs

    United Nations Development Programme awarded five outstanding human development reports from around the world for their special contributions to the global campaign towards reaching the Millenium Development Goals.

  • 30 Jun 2007
    Doğus Group signs UN Global Compact

    Following Turkey’s largest and fast-growing firms, Doğuş Group has also joined the group of companies that has signed the UN’s Global Compact.

  • 30 Jun 2007
    Albania launches the One UN initiative

    On 14 May 2007,the Government of Albania and United Nations Agencies launched the One UN Pilot Initiative.

  • 28 Jun 2007
    TEB, UNDP and GYİAD are initiating a first with the youth-aimed micro credit implementation

    Turkish Economic Bank (TEB), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Young Managers and Businessmen’s Association (GYİAD) is realizing a first in the world by implementing the “micro credit” business model for Turkish youth in the 18-35 age group who wish to start and grow their own business.

  • 28 Jun 2007
    GEF National Dialouge Workshop

    GEF National dialogue workshops was held 26-27 June 2007. Please see the presentations below.

  • 26 Jun 2007
    Derviş signs agreement with BSCE in Istanbul

    Kemal Dervis, Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme and Ambassador Leonidas Chrysanthopoulos, Secretary General of the Organisation of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation will sign a Cooperation Agreement on June 28, 2007, in Istanbul.

  • 26 Jun 2007
    Companies aspire social responsibility

    A study of 288 companies across eight new European Union and candidate countries by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) reveals that multi-national companies -- not consumer groups -- lead the way in social responsibility.

  • 26 Jun 2007
    Derviş signs agreement with Blacksea Economic Cooperation Organisation in Istanbul

    Kemal Dervis, Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme and Ambassador Leonidas Chrysanthopoulos, Secretary General of the Organisation of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation will sign a Cooperation Agreement on June 28, 2007, in Istanbul. The overall objective of the Agreement is to strengthen cooperation between the two organizations in several areas.

  • 25 Jun 2007
    15th Anniversary Summit of BSEC (Black Sea Economic Cooperation) Heads of State

  • 23 Jun 2007
    Launch of Diyarbakir-Batman-Siirt Rural Development Project

  • 14 Jun 2007
    Conference on Changing Business, Economy and Society in the Age of Globalization

  • 10 Jun 2007
    Regional conference on Corporate Social Responsibility

    Regional Conference for business and stakeholders "CSR in the New Europe: challenges and solutions" will be taking place on 25-26 June 2007 in Brussels.

  • 05 Jun 2007
    Statement by Kemal Derviş, Administrator of UNDP

    World Environment Day is an opportunity to take stock of the condition of the natural world, and a reminder of its singular importance in the lives and livelihoods of all people, at every stage of development...

  • 01 Jun 2007
    Call for new Life+ projects

    There is a new call for applications for the Life+ Youth Projects which address community and environmental problems.

  • 01 Jun 2007
    All-inclusive website for youth

    The new website designed exclusively for young people, offering a wealth of information on youth issues, as its name suggests, is now on-line.

  • 01 Jun 2007
    Youth councils meet at National General Assembly

    The annual Local Agenda 21 National Youth Councils General Assembly meeting was held on 17-21 May 2007 in Ankara with the participation of Youth for Habitat partners, UNDP officials, panelists and youth representatives as well as the representatives of youth parliaments all over Turkey.

  • 01 Jun 2007
    Report for new generations in Kosova

    The 2006 Kosovo Human Development Report published in April 2007 brings youth under the microscobe and analyses youth’s situation, concerns and hopes throughout the society.

  • 01 Jun 2007
    Global Initiative on Commodities on the agenda

    A “Global Initiative on Commodities” Conference organised by the Common Fund for Commodities (CFC), United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), UNDP and the Secretariat of the African, Caribbean and Pasific Group (ACP) was held on 7-11 May in Brazil to address problems in commodity exchange and how new commodity strategies could be designed to fight for poverty reduction.

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