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  • 04 Jun 2012
    The pulse of Turkey has been checked by the Climate Change Awareness Survey

    66% of the population is concerned about climate change problem. According to research, public is ready to act and change their life style in order to reduce the effects of climate change.

  • 22 May 2012
    Antonio Banderas invites people to join the global conversation on Rio+20

    World renowned Spanish actor and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Goodwill Ambassador Antonio Banderas today launched a public service announcement aiming at inviting people to join the global conversation alongside the 2012 UN Conference on Sustainable Development “Rio+20”.

  • 18 May 2012
    'Without healthy soil, life is unsustainable'

    The Ministry of Forestry and Water Affairs has organized a meeting in Ankara together with the Turkish International Cooperation and Development Agency (TIKA), UN Convention on Desertification (UNCCD) Secretariat and other partners to mark the World Day to Combat Desertification.

  • 23 Apr 2012
    Thousands turn out in 160 countries for world premier of ‘One Day on Earth’

    A feature-length documentary film that captures scenes from life in every country in the world —all in one day on 10 October 2010— was screened in 160 countries on Earth Day, April 22, 2012. Theaters were filled to capacity from Andorra to Zimbabwe, including the famed Mann Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles.

  • 23 Apr 2012
    One Day on Earth: A global film experience

    Istanbul Bilgi Univeristy hosted a lively festival on April 22 with the support of UNDP and the participation of the youth, NGOs, students and environmentalist volunteers. Under the sponsor of the Municipality of Eyüp, the Youth and Earth Festival featured One Day on Earth Motion Picture, a film comprised of videos sent by people from all around the world in one day, under the auspices of the UNDP.

  • 05 Apr 2012
    Information Sharing Meeting on Climate Change Research Projects

    Information Sharing Meeting on Climate Change Research Projects was held in Ankara.

  • 24 Mar 2012
    Istanbul Declaration urges bold action at UN Rio+20

    Delegates to the first Global Human Development Forum today unanimously adopted an “Istanbul Declaration” calling on the world community to take bold action against global social inequities and environmental deterioration at the UN Conference on Sustainable Development in Rio this June.

  • 23 Mar 2012
    Istanbul Declaration adopted

    We, the participants in the Global Human Development Forum, having met in Istanbul on 22-23 March 2012, hold that sustainable development centered on people with equity for all must be the foundation for global progress.

  • 21 Mar 2012
    Global Human Development Forum in Istanbul

    The Global Human Development Forum which was held in Istanbul on March 22nd and 23rd aimed at ensuring real, deliverable results at the UN Conference on Sustainable Development in Rio de Janeiro in June.

  • 21 Mar 2012
    International Convention on Gender Equality in Ankara

    International Convention on Gender Equality will be co-organized by Turkish Grand National Assembly Equal Opportunities Commission for Man and Woman and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), on 22-23 March 2012 in Ankara. The Convention to be organized with presence of Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Prime Minister of Republic of Turkey with the theme of “ National Gender Equality Machinery for a More Equal Society for All.”

  • 06 Feb 2012
    UN Report: World youth voice concern over employment

    Young people around the world are deeply concerned about a lack of job opportunities and are calling for an increase in investment in this area, according to the latest World Youth Report, issued today by the United Nations.

  • 05 Feb 2012
    Training Program on the Monitoring and Evaluation

    The training programs on “Relevant Tools and Approaches for the National Climate change Action Plan (NCCAP)” within the context of the preparatory project for Turkey’s Second National Communication concerning the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change was held by the UNDP Regional Office experts Mr. Robert Bernando and Ms. Anna Kaplina with the participation of experts from relevant sectors in Ankara on February 1-2, 2012.

  • 18 Jan 2012
    UNDP successful projects in Europe and CIS

    UNDP's Regional Bureau for Europe and CIS published a new report featuring its best development projects in the region.

  • 13 Dec 2011
    Draft report of Turkey’s Second National Communication on Climate Change presented in Durban

    17th Conference of the Parties (COP 17) of United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and 7th Meeting of the Parties (MOP 7) to Kyoto Protocol were held in South African City, Durban.

  • 07 Dec 2011
    30 football greats join UNDP to support Horn of Africa famine relief

    Didier Drogba joins Ronaldo & Zinedine Zidane in 9th annual Match Against Poverty in Hamburg, Germany on Tuesday 13 December at 1905hrs CET.

  • 17 Nov 2011
    UN staff volunteers worked with children in Ankara

    UN staff members have joined UN Resident Coordinator Mr Shahid Najam on 18th of November by volunteering personally for a non-governmental organisation TEGV (Türkiye Eğitim Gönüllüleri Vakfı or Turkey Education Volunteers Foundation), which is engaged in supporting primary educational for children nationwide and promotion of volunteerism.

  • 14 Nov 2011
    Regional Forum on “Equal participation in decision-making”

    UNDP has organized a Regional Forum on Equal Opportunities in Decision Making in Istanbul. The speakers included women political leaders and experts on gender equality in governance issues from the region. In Istanbul, UNDP also launched a new publication regarding empowering women in politics.

  • 27 Oct 2011
    2011 HDR Report to be launched in Istanbul

    This year's theme of the report is"Sustainability and Equity: A Better Future for All".

  • 23 Oct 2011
    UN helps Turkey quake victims

    United Nations and its agencies continue to work with the Turkish authorities to help the earthquake victims in Van province.

  • 23 Oct 2011
    Ban voices sympathy, offers UN help after deadly quake in Turkey

    Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon was deeply saddened to learn of the loss of life and destruction in Sunday's earthquake in eastern Turkey and pledged the readiness of the United Nations to assist if requested.

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