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  • 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 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.

  • 01 Jul 2013
    Young volunteers impact the society positively

    Volunteers and practitioners of volunteering got together in Ankara at Life-Long Volunteering Conference and declared that ‘’Engaging people through volunteering strengthens civil society and it contributes to inclusive sustainable development.’’

  • 01 Jul 2013
    A new project launched for a cleaner and safer environment

    A new project aiming to eliminate current legacies of persistent organic pollutants (POPs) which are highly toxic chemicals, causing an array of adverse effects among humans, animals and environment launched at a kick-off meeting in Ankara at the beginning of June.

  • 01 Jul 2013
    Dreams Academy is in Kaş now

    Dreams Academy, which is built jointly by UNDP, Alternative Life Association and Vodafone Turkey Association in İstanbul, is now opened in Çukurbağ Village of Kaş.

  • 01 Jul 2013
    Fête de la Musique Genève welcomed Dreams Academy

    Social Inclusion Band of Dreams Academy played in Geneva’s Parc des Cropettes on 23 June.

  • 01 Jul 2013
    600 women from all around Turkey met for equality

    600 women from different cities in Turkey met for equality in the “Third Convention of Women’s Civil Society Organizations” which was held in Ankara.

  • 01 Jul 2013
    Global Alliance for Sustainable Employment launched in İstanbul

    The joint UNDP Istanbul International Center for Private Sector in Development (IICPSD) – Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey (TOBB) Global Alliance for Sustainable Employment (GASTE) was launched at a signing ceremony.

  • 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 Jun 2013
    UN Development Chief again named one of the world's 100 most powerful women

    Forbes Magazine has named UN Development Chief Helen Clark one of the world’s 100 most powerful women for a ninth year, citing her focus on gender equality to promote sustainable growth and reduce poverty.

  • 01 Jun 2013
    Second International Jazz Day hosted by İstanbul

    The United Nations kicked off celebrations for the second International Jazz Day, with a concert in Aya İrini Museum in Istanbul, along with other performances and educational programmes across the world highlighting the musical genre’s role as a powerful tool for peace, dialogue and cooperation.

  • 01 Jun 2013
    Ban: We can achieve water secure future

    UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said water and biodiversity are two crucial issues that international community should deal with in a period where target date for Millennium Development Goals is approaching and post 2015 development agenda is determined.

  • 01 Jun 2013
    Global food prices rise for second month

    World food prices rose for a second straight month, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) today said, while global production of coarse grains could set a new record this year with strong growth also projected for global wheat and rice production.

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