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  • 01 Sep 2013
    Activities of UN Joint Programme for Promoting the Human Rights of Women to be discussed

    The activities conducted at the local level within the scope of UN Joint Programme for Promoting the Human Rights of Women will be discussed in Kayseri.

  • 01 Sep 2013
    Marking Youth Day, UN officials spotlight rights and potential of young migrants

    Marking International Youth Day, the plight as well as the contributions of young migrants, who often face hard conditions away from their homes, is highlighted.

  • 01 Sep 2013
    Citizens report the ghost nets

    Many citizens from different coastal cities submit reports to the “Ghost Net Hunters” project staff to surface the ghost nets in the areas they live.

  • 01 Sep 2013
    “Water cooperation must be a priority on sustainable development agenda”

    Water cooperation at national and global levels is essential to achieve sustainable development and ensure millions of people have access to this precious resource, a senior United Nations official stressed at a conference in Dushanbe, Tajikistan.

  • 07 Aug 2013
    Five sea turtles released to the sea from İztuzu after being rehabilitated

    Five sea turtles are released back to sea at the end of July after being rehabilitated in Turkey’s first Sea Turtle Research, Rescue and Rehabilitation Centre (DEKAMER). Satellite tracking devices are attached to two of released sea turtles.

  • 01 Aug 2013
    “Mullets are big like bottles; sea breams are big like tea trays”

    Ozan Veryeri from Underwater Research Society (SAD) visited the marine protected area in Costa Brava of Spain which was founded 25 years ago and said “to mark the situation in amateur fishermen’s terms instead of scientific terms; ‘Mullets are big like bottles; sea breams are big like tea trays!’ here is a natural heaven and the real face of the Mediterranean.”

  • 01 Aug 2013
    Adolescent Pregnancy, theme of this year’s World Population Day

    This year’s World Population Day, marked on June 11, called for empowerment of the adolescent girls and particularly eradication of the adolescent pregnancy, from which 16 million adolescents in the world suffer each year.

  • 01 Aug 2013
    A new project which will change your habits started

    A new project, entitled “Energy Efficiency in every city”, aims to increase awareness concerning the energy efficiency with the support of World Energy Turkish Council National Committee (DEK/TMK) and GEF Small Grants Programme.

  • 01 Aug 2013
    Project continues for an effective management of water resources in forest lands

    First phase of the project on the effective management of water resources in forest lands was completed in May 2013 and its second phase is already started.

  • 01 Aug 2013
    Argande collection exhibited at Markafoni

    Argande’s spring/summer collection was on online shopping website, Markafoni between 18 July and 20 July. The collection which is manufactured by women from Batman was designed by leading stylists Gül Ağış, Nihan Peker ve Gamze Saraçoğlu.

  • 01 Aug 2013
    Young Scholars Development Academy to be organized

    UNDP’s Istanbul International Center for Private Sector in Development (IICPSD) and oikos, a leading Swiss-based network for sustainable initiatives, will co-organize the oikos-UNDP Young Scholars Development Academy 2013 in Istanbul from 2 September to 6 September.

  • 01 Aug 2013
    Social Good Summit in September

    From September 22-24, the fourth annual Social Good Summit – a unique convening of world leaders, technology pioneers and grassroots innovators – will explore how today’s use of digital technology for social good can build a better future.

  • 01 Aug 2013
    Agriculture development cooperatives exchange their know-how

    Agricultural development cooperatives in Aksaray and Tire shared their know-how with their counterparts from Kars and Ardahan at the end of June. As it is the case in Aksaray and Tire, agricultural cooperatives have great potential to support small-scale producers and foster rural development.

  • 01 Aug 2013
    Göcek and Dalaman bays will be cleaner

    Fifteen garbage containers were placed to Göcek and Dalaman bays within the context of the Strengthening the System of Marine and Coastal Protected Areas of Turkey Project.

  • 01 Jul 2013
    An international training held on Business Planning for Energy Efficiency Projects

    The aim of the training course was to train the representatives of the MENR, local financial institutions, ESCOs on the banking requirements and how to develop energy efficiency projects bankable proposals, to transfer know-how and knowledge on concepts and practical applications of project finance.

  • 01 Jul 2013
    “Count Down for Gender Equality Has Started Campaign” meetings held in Mardin and Adana

    Two meetings were held in Mardin and Adana at the beginning of June to increase awareness at local and national levels and sharing the experiences in gender equality.

  • 01 Jul 2013
    UNDP’s Annual Report for 2012-2013 published

    UNDP’s 2012-2013 Annual Report which showcases how UNDP delivers results through its programmes, touched upon Every Drop Matters project which is a water partnership initiative run by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and The Coca-Cola Company.

  • 01 Jul 2013
    Value of recreational fishing in Foça and Gökova is 153 million TL

    According to the report prepared under the Strengthening the System of Marine and Coastal Protected Areas of Turkey project by the Mediterranean Conversation Society (AKD), economic value of recreational fishing in Foça and Gökova Special Environmental Protection Areas (SEPAs) were determined as nearly 120 million TL and 33 million TL respectively.

  • 01 Jul 2013
    The “ghosts” under the sea reached

    The ghost nets were reached during the field studies launched by Gökova Sailing Club in the context of the “Ghost Net Hunters” project. Trammel and gill nets, fish lines and wastes from former fish-farm were also located through the dives.

  • 01 Jul 2013
    “No spear-fishing” warning from Underwater Research Society

    “Responsible Fishing” project implemented by the Underwater Research Society (SAD), Datça-Bozburun Special Environmental Protection Area (SEPA) is under an intense pressure of spear-gun fishing due to the increase in illegal fishing activities.

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