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  • 01 Jun 2011
    Human Development Tour came to an end in Istanbul

    The series of meetings of the Human Development Tour, in which UNDP Resident Coordinator Mr. Shahid Najam introduced the report, came to an end at University of Istanbul.

  • 01 Jun 2011
    Trainings on greenhouse gas inventories

    Second Training on the Greenhouse Gas Inventories was held in Ankara.

  • 30 May 2011
    Turkey's Second National Communication on Climate Change Education, training and public awareness meeting

    Education, training and public awareness activities which are undertaken within the Turkey’s Second National Communication to the UNFCCC Project were introduced during a workshop held on May 21, 2011 in Ankara.

  • 15 May 2011
    The first training on the greenhouse gas inventories was held

    The First Training on the Greenhouse Gas Inventories was held in Ankara.

  • 13 May 2011
    Ten year programme to save LDCs from poverty

    International community came to an agreement on a ten-year programme which is designed to save the poorest countries of the world from poverty in the Fourth United Nations (UN) Conference on the Least Developed Countries (LDCs), ended today.

  • 11 May 2011
    How to expand global financial inclusion?

    United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) hosted 60 participants from private sector and government both from Turkey and abroad in a workshop in Istanbul.

  • 11 May 2011
    Remarks by Helen Clark on good governance at all levels

    The Administrator of United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Ms. Helen Clark, at high level interactive thematic debate of the Fourth United Nations Conference on the Least Developed Countries in Istanbul, said "Good governance refers to governing systems which are capable, responsive, inclusive, and transparent." The complete version of the speech is below.

  • 11 May 2011
    The Final Draft of Turkey’s First National Climate Change Action Plan

    The Final Draft of Turkey’s First National Climate Change Action Plan was released by the Ministry of Environment and Forestry.

  • 10 May 2011
    Africa: Stronger cross-border ties key to social and economic progress

    Integrated regional investments in roads and power, coupled with pro-poor policy, could lead to an accumulated 10 percent increase in the continent’s standard of living between 2012 and 2020, says a new report released today at the Fourth UN Conference on the Least Developed Countries (LDCs) in Istanbul, Turkey.

  • 10 May 2011
    UNDP and the Least Developed Countries

    UNDP Message for the Fourth UN Conference on the Least Developed Countries.

  • 26 Apr 2011
    Message of Sharapova on Chernobyl

    UNDP Goodwill Ambassador Maria Sharapova marked Chernobyl anniversary with a message of hope.

  • 21 Apr 2011
    Children's train departed

    “Friendship Train”, which is designed in the context of a project run by United Nations Agencies (UNDP, UNICEF, UNESCO and UNWTO) in cooperation with Turkish Ministry of Culture, University of Ankara and Turkish Social Services and Child Protection Agency, departed from West of Turkey to the East.

  • 20 Apr 2011
    "We hope number of volunteers in Turkey will increase"

    The chief of Development Division of United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme, Ghulam Isaczai, who mentioned UN volunteerism was an experience for persons to enrich themselves, said “so that people can work for issues, concerning the entire world such as environment and poverty.”

  • 20 Apr 2011
    Voluntary sector meets in Turkey

    The United Nations and organizations from across Eastern Europe, the Middle East and the Commonwealth of Independent States arrived in Ankara to explore ways of beating poverty through citizen action.

  • 18 Mar 2011
    New project on Small Investments Fund For Local Implementations on Economic, Social and Environmental Services of Forests started

    The kick-off meeting of the project entitled “Small Investments Fund for Local Implementations on Economic, Social and Environmental Services of Forests” was held on 18 March 2011 in Ankara. The project will be implemented by the General Directorate of Forestry (OGM), Baku Tbilisi Ceyhan Crude Oil Pipeline (BTC Co.) and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Turkey.

  • 11 Mar 2011
    Administrator of the UNDP Ms. Helen Clark paid a visit to Turkey

    Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Helen Clark paid a visit to Turkey between the dates of March 10 and 14, 2011. Helen Clark, who had meetings in Ankara and Istanbul, inaugurated “UNDP Istanbul International Center for Private Sector in Development” and also launched the regional report entitled “Business Solutions to Poverty” in Istanbul. The UNDP Administrator also visited projects on culture tourism carried in Kars.

  • 11 Mar 2011
    UNDP Administrator opened Private Sector in Development Center in Istanbul

    The head of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) inaugurated a new centre in Istanbul that aims to encourage the private sector to take a greater role in anti-poverty efforts and create more jobs.

  • 08 Mar 2011
    Message of UNDP Administrator Helen Clark on International Women's Day

    On this 100th International Women’s Day, we can dream of how the world can look if women have equal rights and opportunities to reach their full potential.

  • 07 Mar 2011
    The way forward: True gender equality

    Gender inequality is still a global epidemic. However, it is no longer acceptable to live in a world where young girls are taken out of school and forced into early marriage, where women’s employment opportunities are limited, and where the threat of gender-based violence is a daily reality.

  • 24 Jan 2011
    Footballer Iker Casillas appointed as UNDP's new Goodwill Ambassador

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) today appointed the World Cup-winning Spanish football goalkeeper Iker Casillas as a Goodwill Ambassador for the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). In this role, he will focus on issues affecting young people in developing countries, promoting poverty reduction, education and health.