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  • 02 Oct 2006
    Working visit by the The Representative of the Secretary General on the Human Rights of IDPs

    The Representative of the Secretary General on the Human Rights of Internally Displaced Persons (RSG), Mr. Walter Kälin, carried out a working visit to Turkey from 28 September to 1 October 2006 on the invitation of the Governor of Van Province, Mr. Niyazi Tanirli.

  • 02 Oct 2006
    Mandate of the Representative of the Secretary General on the Human Rights of IDPs

    Progress has been made in Turkey, both in substantive terms of specific law and policy and more generally in the willingness to engage with interested parties ranging from the United Nations Country Team to civil society on issues of internal displacement in an open, constructive fashion.

  • 07 Sep 2006
    Women demand equal representation in the parliament

    “Women’s Summit”, within the context of the ‘Women in Politics’ project conducted by UNDP in partnership with KA-DER (Association of Supporting and Training Women Candidates), is being held in Ürgüp during 31 August-4 September.

  • 07 Sep 2006
    International Public-Private Partnerships Summit

    Countdown for the “International Public-Private Partnerships Summit” has started. Business world and the public will meet in Ankara on 15-16 September for sustainable development.

  • 07 Aug 2006
    Women councils benefit from UNDP's Women in Politics Project

    Local Agenda-21 (LA21) Cities' women councils, with their work on 'Women in Politics' became an important partner of UNDP Women in Politics Project. 57 representatives, from programme partners and 30 cities, participated to the LA-21 Women Councils meeting between 27-29 June 2006 in Ankara.

  • 01 Aug 2006
    Turkish UNVs for NIS and other neighbouring countries

    Following the attainment of political independence, the Republics of the Former Soviet Union have endeavored to transform their centrally planned economies into market oriented ones.

  • 01 Aug 2006
    UNDP Publications

    UNDP and its administered funds the UN Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM), the UN Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) and UN Volunteers (UNV) produce a wide variety of publications that are available free of charge in electronic form on this Web site.

  • 07 Jul 2006
    Turkey launches its National Fund for the Prevention of Biodiversity Decline

    Doğa Derneği (Nature Society), which is BirdLife International's affiliate in Turkey, UNDP-Turkey and the Turkish Ministry of Environment and Forestry have formed a partnership in order to establish a national fund to prevent further biodiversity decline. Turkey's Nature Fund, as it is called, aims at initiating the most urgent conservation actions in 305 Key Biodiversity Areas identified by Doğa Derneği.

  • 07 Jul 2006
    12 projects benefit from life plus youth fund

    Life Plus Youth Fund Selection Board found 12 projects of the 83 applications worthy to be supported in the second phase of the Fund. The youngsters whose project proposals are approved receive both the required budget and counseling on project planning and practice.

  • 07 Jul 2006
    Target: Zero extinction

    A new fund to prevent biodiversity decline in Turkey was launched by Doğa Derneği (Nature Society), which is BirdLife International's affiliate in Turkey, UNDP Turkey and the Turkish Ministry of Environment and Forestry. Turkey's Nature Fund aims at initiating the most urgent conservation actions in 305 Key Biodiversity Areas identified by Doğa Derneği.

  • 01 Jul 2006
    Women in Politics Project launch

    UNDP's gender project 'Women in Politics' was launched on May 30th, 2006 at the policy advisory workshop, Local Policies on the Way to Gender Equality'. The workshop aimed to build on policy recommendations prepared by civil society partners of the UNDP to further the participation of women in politics in Turkey.

  • 07 May 2006
    Turkey and global warming

    Before the next heat waves hit the country, Turkey is speeding up its efforts for the prevention of global warming.

  • 07 May 2006
    Policy advisory workshop on local policies on the way to gender equality

    We are pleased to announce the launch of the UNDPs Women in Politics project at the policy advisory workshop entitled Local Policies on the Way to Gender Equality, organized by KA-DER Ankara Local Politics Working Group and KAGIDER Women Fund on May 30th, 2006.

  • 07 May 2006
    New measures in challenging poverty in the GAP region will be discussed in Adıyaman

    New measures in challenging poverty in the GAP Region will be discussed in Adıyaman.

  • 02 May 2006
    Solo is among World Business Award Winners

    The 10 recipients of the World Business Awards, which showcase the best practices of the business sector in alleviating poverty and boosting development to reach the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), were announced today by the International Chamber of Commerce. Turkish company Solo, which conducts a health education project in Turkey’s primary schools, is among these 10 companies.

  • 30 Mar 2006
    Turkey's largest private emloyer joins UN's Global Compact

    Mustafa V. Koç, Chairman of the Koç Holding Board of Directors, announced his companys commitment to the United Nations Global Compact today, in a personal meeting with UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan at UN Headquarters in New York.

  • 18 Mar 2006
    UNDP survey reveals commercial banks' approach to microfinance

    UNDP held a one-day workshop, at which the findings of its survey on Commercial Banks and micro finance were debated, with the cooperation of The Banks Association of Turkey in Istanbul on March 17th 2006.

  • 08 Mar 2006
    Statement by Kemal Dervis on the occasion of International Women's Day

    The concept of human development has been championed by UNDP for two decades. One of its basic tenets is that development requires more than economic growth alone. The fight against poverty...

  • 06 Mar 2006
    Kemal Derviş launches UN joint programme on women's rights

    Kemal Derviş, the Chair of the UN Development Group and UNDP Administrator will give a keynote speech with the participation of Şahabettin Harput, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Interior and Jakob Simonsen, UN Resident Coordinator at Ankara Palas on the 7th of March 2006, Tuesday. The meeting will be open to media members.

  • 07 Feb 2006
    Learning from the handicapped to have a positive onlook on life

    One of the 10 winning youth projects that benefit from "Life+" Youth Fund's first phase, implemented in Turkey jointly by United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Coca-Cola and Habitat and Agenda 21 Youth Association is "Hand in Hand for a Life without Obstacles". Alternative Life Association (AYDER) from Istanbul supports and "Alternative Camp Volunteers" youth group executes the project, and it aims at organising three camps and enabling 36 handicapped young people aged 16-26 from Antalya, Bursa and Kocaeli learn various skills.

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