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  • 01 Dec 2008
    Computer training for 1 million young people

    The Vodafone Turkey Foundation, UNDP and Youth for Habitat Association have initiated Turkey’s biggest computer literacy project, which aims to develop the abilities of socio-economically disadvantaged youth in information and communication technologies.

  • 30 Nov 2008
    Global Compact Annual Network Meeting

    Organized by the Turkish Quality Association, The Global Compact Annual Network Meeting was held in sponsorship with AKSA Acrylic and Yaşar Holding in Istanbul on 24 November 2008.

  • 30 Nov 2008
    UN Democracy Fund invites civil society organizations to apply for funding

    The United Nations Democracy Fund hereby invites civil society organizations to apply for funding for projects to promote democracy. Project proposals may be submitted on-line between 10 November 2007 and 31 December 2008 at

  • 15 Sep 2008
    Secretary General's message on the first International Day of Democracy

    I am moved to join you in celebration of this first International Day of Democracy - declared by the General Assembly to commemorate the adoption of the Universal Declaration on Democracy by the Inter-Parliamentary Union in 1997.

  • 21 Aug 2008
    Statement by Kemal Derviş on the Doha Negotiations

    UNDP Administrator Kemal Derviş issued the following statement on 21 August 2008 on the Doha World Trade Organisation (WTO) negotiations in support of those issued by World Bank Group President Robert B. Zoellick and World Trade Organization Director-General Pascal Lamy:

  • 01 Apr 2008
    "Sustainable Development Days" in Ankara

    “Integration of Sustainable Development into Sectoral Policies” project implemented by UNDP and State Planning Organization came to end with a two-day meeting held on 18-19 March 2008 in Ankara.

  • 25 Mar 2008
    10 thousand postcards to the Environment Minister for Gediz

    Young people in Manisa took action for the Gediz River that has been polluted by wastes for years. Young people who initiated the “Clean Gediz” project in the context of the Life Plus Youth Programme received the full support of the locals in Manisa. Thousands of postcards that were signed were sent to the Environment Minister.

  • 01 Dec 2007
    An overview of constitutional rights and freedoms

    The “Constitutional Rights and Freedoms from the Perspective of the Millennium Development Goals” meeting organized by UNDP and the Ankara Bar Association in the context of 10th December United Nations Human Rights Day will take place on 10th December 2007 in Ankara.

  • 01 Oct 2007
    Kemal Derviş's message on the World Poverty Eradication Day

    The International Day for the Eradication of Poverty 2007: Message from the Administrator of UNDP.

  • 01 Oct 2007
    Ronaldo and Zidane thank you for eradicating poverty in UNDP spot

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) seeks to galvanize global efforts against poverty by launching a new TV spot directed by world renowned film director Wim Wenders, starring UNDP Goodwill Ambassadors Zinédine Zidane and Ronaldo.

  • 15 Jul 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 May 2007
    UN Millennium Project

    The Millennium Project was commissioned by the United Nations Secretary-General in 2002 to recommend a concrete action plan for the world to reverse the grinding poverty, hunger and disease affecting billions of people.

  • 01 May 2007
    National development strategies based upon MDGs (In Turkish)

  • 16 Apr 2007
    International community steps up action on water

    New commitments were expressed on 14 April 2007 by donors, international development institutions and developing countries to tackle the water and sanitation crisis that affects the world’s poor.