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  • 01 Nov 2012
    A milestone in local economic development agenda for Turkey

    Turkey’s first ever integrated cluster support programme has been officially started with the announcement of the Directive on the official Gazette on 15 September.

  • 01 Nov 2012
    The future of the Mediterranean Protected Areas to be discussed in Turkey

    The second of the Marine Protected Areas Forum organized by the Network of Managers of Marine Protected Areas in the Mediterranean (MedPAN) will be held in Antalya in December.

  • 01 Nov 2012
    Ayvalık Adaları Nature Park generates annual income of USD 43 million

    The Economic Analysis Report prepared for the Ayvalık Adaları Nature Park was completed in the context of the Strengthening the System of Marine and Coastal Protected Areas of Turkey Project.

  • 01 Nov 2012
    Küre Mountains National Park in the Europe's Wilderness Days

    Küre Mountains National Park received PAN Parks certificate at the 11th Europe’s Wilderness Days co-organized by PAN Parks and Metsahallitus in Finland on 26-29 September. Küre Mountains National Park became Turkey’s first and Europe’s 13th protected area with PAN Parks certificate.

  • 01 Oct 2012
    From the Representative: International Day of Peace

    On 21 September 2012, we rang the Peace Bell on the occasion of the International Day of Peace to show the resolve and commitment of the humanity to build and maintain peace and security; to emancipate the world from the scourges of conflicts, terrorism, hostilities and wars; and to pave the way for sustainable human development.

  • 01 Oct 2012
    Innovative development stories from Europe and Central Asia

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) launched the second volume of Empowering Lives, Building Resilience at its Executive Board meeting showcasing transformative development achievements in Eastern European and Central Asian countries.

  • 01 Oct 2012
    Significant MDG gains risk slowing under declining aid

    The MDG Gap Task Force issued a new report, entitled “The Global Partnership for Development: Making Rhetoric a Reality” where, in his preface to the report, UN Secretary-General urges development partners to deliver on commitments to remain credible.

  • 01 Oct 2012
    Airports of İstanbul are getting ready for disasters

    Continuing its efforts in Turkey with its initiative “DHL Disaster Response Team”, DHL realized the “Get Airports Ready for Disaster (GARD)” trainings in Istanbul International Ataturk and Sabiha Gökçen airports alongside with UNDP Turkey and General Directorate of State Airports Authority.

  • 01 Oct 2012
    World Water Week

    World Water Week was organized this year on 26-31 August in Stockholm. There had been over a hundred sessions throughout the Week, in which the promotion of responsible water resource management, water in agriculture, food production, drought and climate change were discussed.

  • 01 Oct 2012
    Capacity building training for the job councellors

    The Capacity Building Training, which was developed by the United Nations Joint Programme “Growth with Decent Work for All: National Youth Employment Program and Pilot Implementation in Antalya” for the İŞKUR job, counsellors ended on 22 September.

  • 01 Oct 2012
    Democratic Governance and Gender Regional Community Practice Meeting in İstanbul

    Democratic Governance and Gender Regional Community of Practice meetings were held in İstanbul International Center for Private Sector in Development between 19-21 September, in which practitioners at the national, regional and headquarters level were brought together.

  • 01 Oct 2012
    Participation for inclusive regional governance

    “Basic Level Training on Participation and Stakeholder Engagement in Regional Development” were held in Ankara between 24-26 September 2012 in the scope of the joint initiative of Ministry of Development and UNDP Turkey for “Support to the Improvement of Mechanisms for Governance of Regional Development in Turkey”.

  • 01 Oct 2012
    In 2011 the wealthiest were 8 times richer than the poorest

    Turkish Statistical Institute has recently published Income and Living Conditions Survey of 2011. According to the survey, in 2011, the people in Turkey's highest income group were 8 times richer than those in the lowest.

  • 01 Oct 2012
    Climate Risk Management Conference

    “Climate Risk Management Conference”, in which disaster risk reduction and benefits of climate risk management approach for Turkey were discussed, was held on 25 September by UNDP and Ministry of Environment and Urbanization.

  • 01 Oct 2012
    Meeting with African Caribbean and Pacific Group of States in Istanbul

    A joint African Caribbean and Pacific Group of States and European Commission mission was held between 10-12 September in Istanbul with the cooperation of UNDP Brussels and the hosting of UNDP Istanbul International Center for Private Sector in Development.

  • 01 Oct 2012
    Social Good Summit has ended

    The Social Good Summit, which was a three-day global conference, has ended on 24 September. The premise of the Summit was that new media and technology are changing the way people communicate, but they can also help change the world for the better.

  • 01 Oct 2012
    River corridor to Gölcihan

    A river corridor between Gölcihan Lake and Ceyhan River is built under “Four Seasons of Water to Gölcihan” project which is supported by Life Plus Youth Programme.

  • 01 Oct 2012
    Green Business 2012 Conference on October

    Green Business Conference will be in Istanbul this year between 18-19 October. Ernst Ligteringen, the CEO of Global Reporting Initiative and Jo Confino, chairman and editorial director of Guardian Sustainable Business are going to be among the notable world-wide leaders in the area of sustainability participating the conference.

  • 01 Sep 2012
    International certification demand for service quality in Foça

    Developing an international certification system towards improving the service quality for Foça Special Environmental Protection Area was proposed in the context of the Strengthening the System of Marine and Coastal Protected Areas of Turkey Project.

  • 01 Sep 2012
    Küre Mountains National Park in "The Ecosystem Promise"

    Küre Mountains continue to be a global case study. Recently, Küre Mountains National Park’s experience has published in internationally well-known book, called “the Ecosystem Promise”.

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