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  • 01 Sep 2010
    UNDP salutes anti-poverty photographers

    A photograph of female and male students in Pakistan working together on a circuit board in their engineering class was one of three winning photographs of a global anti-poverty photo contest.

  • 15 Aug 2010
    Turkey now has a carbon register

    In an effort to increase combat against climate change, Turkey has embarked on a new initiative.

  • 01 Aug 2010
    Climate Change, Adaptation Policies and Turkey Certified Training Programme begins

    A Climate Change, Adaptation Policies and Turkey Certified Training Programme has been initiated in cooperation with the Middle East Technical University Earth System Sciences Institute and the United Nations Joint Programme on Enhancing the Capacity of Turkey to Adapt to Climate Change. The training programme will begin on 20 September 2010 and will be carried out at the METU Continuing Education Centre.

  • 15 Jul 2010
    Oxford and UNDP launch better way to measure poverty

    On 14 July 2010, the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI) of Oxford University and the Human Development Report Office of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) launched a new poverty measure that gives a “multidimensional” picture of people living in poverty which its creators say could help target development resources more effectively.

  • 05 Jul 2010
    Evidence says the Millennium Goals are "within reach"

    A synthesis of evidence from around the world, released by the United Nations Development Programme, vividly illuminates for the international community the path to creating a more healthier and richer world it envisioned a decade ago when it adopted the Millennium Development Goals.

  • 21 Jun 2010
    Progress towards the MDGs discussed in Istanbul

    "We can be the first region to achieve the Millennium Development Goals because we have the resources to do so," said Kori Udovicki, UNDP Regional Director for Europe and CIS at the regional conference held in Istanbul on 9-10 June 2010.

  • 15 Jun 2010
    Turkish business attented to Global Compact Leaders Summit 2010

    Accelerating the practice of corporate sustainability and responsibility is an urgent task in these complex times, when crises – from financial market break downs to environmental degradation – are increasingly global and inter-connected. The stakes could not be higher, given that climate change threatens the security of food, water and energy.

  • 05 Apr 2010
    Over US $5 billion pledged for Haiti’s recovery

    United Nations member states and international partners pledged $5.3 billion for the next 18 months to begin Haiti’s path to long-term recovery from the January 12 earthquake. Over 150 countries and international organizations gathered March 31 at UN headquarters in New York in support of the people and Government of Haiti.

  • 29 Mar 2010
    Antonio Banderas is UNDP's new Goodwill Ambassador

    Antonio Banderas appointed as UNDP Goodwill Ambassador. The world renowned actor to advocate for ending poverty, empowering women and protecting the environment.

  • 25 Mar 2010
    Turkey prepares for post-2012

    Following the Copenhagen Accord in December 2009, Turkey discusses options for Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions to limit greenhouse gas emissions.

  • 25 Mar 2010
    Men earn three times more than women

    According to UNDP Regional Bureau for Europe and CIS Region’s (RBEC) report titled “Enhancing Women’s Political Participation” launched on 8 March 2010, Turkey continually ranks lowest in the region in economic indicators such as the gender income gap with where women earn only 28% compared to men.

  • 22 Mar 2010
    Clean water for a healthy world

    On 22 March 2010 marked as World Water Day , we are reminded of how the availability of clean water and safe sanitation shapes human lives in many ways.

  • 16 Mar 2010
    Keeping the promise

    Millennium Development Goals must be met, UN Secretary-General says ahead of September Summit.

  • 08 Mar 2010
    Progress for women is progress for all

    Women, around the world still face challenges, and are subject to discrimination and violence.

  • 01 Mar 2010
    Local administrations come together in Ankara

    Within the scope of the European Union – Turkey Pre-accession Financial Cooperation Programme and under the Project “Support to Further Implementation of Local Administration Reform in Turkey” (LAR Phase II) carried by the Turkish Ministry of Interior, financed by European Union and technically supported by United Nations Development Programme, a kick off meeting on 11 March 2010 was organized for pilot local authorities selected within the project.

  • 28 Jan 2010
    Match Against Poverty raises US$760,000 for Haiti

    Benfica Club and UNDP announced on 4 February, that proceeds from the Match Against Poverty equivalent to US$ 767,000 dollars (€557.780) will be transferred to the UNDP’s cash-for-work programme in Haiti.

  • 21 Jan 2010
    Istanbul workshop on principles for responsible investment

    The UN-backed 'Principles for Responsible Investment' workshop organized by the Federation of Euro-Asian Stock Exchanges and hosted by Istanbul Stock Exchange took place at the Istanbul Stock Exchange Conference Hall on Thursday, 21 January 2010. The workshop presented opportunities for Turkish investors to learn from and share their experiences with peers on environmental, social and corporate governance issues.

  • 15 Jan 2010
    Argande appears at Istanbul Fashion Week

    The 2010-2011 fall-winter collection of Argande will be exhibited in the Istanbul Fashion Week’ 10 between February 3-6. Argande brand has been introduced under the auspices of Project “Innovations for Women’s Empowerment in the GAP Region”; a collaborative venture between the United Nations Development Programme and Southeastern Anatolia Regional Development Administration with support of fashion designers and MUDO and financed by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency.

  • 01 Jan 2010
    S-UN Fund’s call for proposals to youth

    The Swiss-UN Fund, popularly known as S-UN Fund for Youth, continues with a second call for grant applications. Young women and men from 15 to 26 years of age and residing in Adana, Balıkesir or Kocaeli can submit their applications until 26 February 2010.

  • 01 Dec 2009
    Dreams take center stage

    While singing the famous folk song Uzun İnce Bir Yoldayım (I am on a long narrow path) Şilay, was perhaps reflecting on the difficulties she faces daily as a disabled young woman.

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