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  • 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.

  • 07 Jan 2006
    Would you like to be the voluntary parent of children working in the streets?

    UN Development Programme (UNDP) in cooperation with the South-eastern Anatolia Project Regional Development Agency (GAP RDA) launched the "Rehabilitation of Children Working on the Streets Project" on 25 January 2006 with a press conference.

  • 06 Jan 2006
    2006 World Business Awards - Deadline for nominations extended to 20 January

    Invitation to nominate World Business Awards in support of the Millennium Development Goals

  • 01 Jan 2006
    Welcome to the world of UNDP Turkey

    It is a great pleasure to share the excitement of this first issue of our Newsletter "New Horizons" with you. From 1 January 2006, as UNDP Turkey Office, we will try to reach you every month, through "New Horizons."

  • 23 Dec 2005
    Golden feet the ball against poverty

    UNDP Goodwill Ambassadors Ronaldo and Zidane were among 40 international players who were on the pitch for the third 'Match Against Poverty' on 22 December 2005 at the LTU Arena, Düsseldorf.

  • 01 Dec 2005
    Statement by Kemal Derviş on the occasion of World Aids Day

    This year's World AIDS Day follows on the heels of the 2005 World Summit where international leaders reaffirmed their commitment to intensify global and national HIV/AIDS responses.

  • 22 Nov 2005
    Panel on Impacts of Climate Change on Turkey and Industry held

    A panel on the Impacts of Climate Change on Turkey and Industry was organized on 22 November 2005, at the Turkish Union of Chambers and Commodities Exchanges in Ankara with the participation of the Turkish Minister of Environment and Forestry Osman PEPE, the UNDP Resident Representative Jakob Simonsen and the TOBB President RIfat Hisarciklioglu.

  • 17 Nov 2005
    Industrial property rights at the heart of a dynamic and innovative economy

    International Symposium on Industrial Property Rights in Turkey & Neighbouring Countries" The Turkish Patent Institute (TPI), the UNDP together with the State Planning Organization, the Turkish Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges (TOBB), Ankara University Research Center On Intellectual and Industrial Property Rights (FISAUM) organized a symposium on "International Ownership In Turkey and Neighbouring Countries" at the TPI Headquarter in Ankara (17 November 2005).

  • 14 Nov 2005
    Conference on Competition Law and its Place in a Globalized World

    Professor Eleanor Fox of the School of Law at the New York University, gave a speech on 'The Importance of Competition Law and its Place in a Globalized World' on 11 November 2005, at Bilkent University in Ankara.

  • 11 Nov 2005
    First forum on "Localising the Millenium Development Goals in Turkey" held in Ankara

    A roundtable meeting on "Localising the Millenium Development Goals in Turkey" was held on November 11th in Ankara. The opening speech of the meeting was made by deputy Prime Minister and State Minister Abdulatif Sener, who stated that the Millenium Development Goals (MDGs), which cover all social development issues, should be adopted and implemented in the best possible way. "Our government has already adopted the Millennium Development Goals and published the National Report. However, it is not enough to address this issue only at local level, but efforts are needed at the local level as well," the Minister said.

  • 10 Nov 2005
    UN International Forum to Build Inclusive Financial Sectors

    The International Forum to Build Inclusive Financial Sectors" was held on November 7- 9 in New York at the UN Headquarters and had diverse members of the microfinance community to celebrate the successes of the International Year of Micro credit 2005.

  • 09 Nov 2005
    Ronaldo and Zidane to star in third annual "Match Against Poverty"

    Footballing heroes Ronaldo and Zinédine Zidane are inviting some of the worlds best-known footballers to join them in an all-star line-up for the third Match Against Poverty on December 22, at the LTU arena in Düsseldorf, Germany.

  • 08 Nov 2005
    UNDP representative gives a speech on social responsibility investments (In Turkish)

  • 08 Nov 2005
    The UN Global Compact: Guidelines for socially responsible investment

    UNDP Resident Representative Jakob Simonsen highlighted socially responsible foreign investment during a conference on the potentials and barriers to increased foreign investement in Turkey.

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