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  • 01 Jul 2012
    Corporate sustainability commitments in Rio

    Rio+20 Corporate Sustainability Forum clearly demonstrated that the private sector is ready to take the lead for sustainable development, for the sake of the sustainability of their businesses, too.

  • 01 Jul 2012
    Küre Mountains National Park at the Rio+20 Conference

    Setting an example as one of the 25 best practice examples of Turkey, The Küre Mountains National Park activities were promoted to thousands of participants of the UN Sustainable Development Conference in the Brasilian city of Rio de Janeiro (Rio +20) by way of speeches, posters, brochures and short films.

  • 01 Jul 2012
    Business and Development Awards announced at Rio+20

    Eleven companies received the 2012 World Business and Development Awards (WBDA) for their efforts to improve living standards in some of the world’s most disadvantaged communities.

  • 01 Jul 2012
    The pulse of Turkey has been checked by the climate change awareness survey

    66% of the population is concerned about climate change problem. According to research, the public is ready to act and change their lifestyle in order to reduce the effects of climate change.

  • 01 Jun 2012
    Human development through technology

    Information and communication technologies (ICT) are transforming the global economy and creating new opportunities for advancement. But access to and use of these technologies remains extremely uneven.

  • 01 Jun 2012
    Ban Ki-Moon writes: The future we want

    Twenty years ago, there was the Earth Summit. Gathering in Rio de Janeiro, world leaders agreed on an ambitious blueprint for a more secure future. They sought to balance the imperatives of robust economic growth and the needs of a growing population against the ecological necessity to conserve our planet’s most precious resources — land, air and water. And they agreed that the only way to do this was to break with the old economic model and invent a new one. They called it sustainable development.

  • 01 Jun 2012
    Rio+20 Conference starts on June 20

    At the Rio+20 Conference on 20-22 June 2012, world leaders, along with thousands of participants from governments, the private sector, NGOs and other groups, will come together to shape how we can reduce poverty, advance social equity and ensure environmental protection on a more resilient planet.

  • 01 Jun 2012
    Provinces’ development ranks updated after eight years

    The Ministry of Development has published the Socio-Economic Development Ranking Survey of Provinces and Regions (SEGE-2011).

  • 01 Jun 2012
    New Horizons Podcast celebrates its 50th episode

    New Horizons Podcast of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Office in Turkey celebrated its 50th episode at Ankara University Radio Ilef, which hosts its recordings.

  • 01 Jun 2012
    Parliamentary approval for UNDP’s Istanbul hub

    Turkish parliament has approved the ratification of the “The Agreement Between the Government of Turkey and the UNDP Concerning the Establishment of the UNDP-Istanbul International Center For Private Sector In Development (IICPSD)”.

  • 01 Jun 2012
    Technology and Entrepreneurship Program launched

    A new program on technology and entrepreneurship, aims to develop specific skills of entrepreneurship and technology for the young people between the ages of 15-30 has been launched in May in Ankara.

  • 01 Jun 2012
    Saying goodbye to Kars

    UN Joint Programme Alliances for Culture Tourism in Eastern Anatolia that was implemented in Kars since 2008 has been finalized with a closure meeting in May 8, 2012.

  • 01 Jun 2012
    Sustainable tourism for Yenice Forests

    The Yenice Forests which is one of the replication sites of the “Enhancing Forest Protected Areas Management System in Turkey” Project funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and implemented in the Küre Mountains National Park has become Turkey’s most important trekking routes as a result of recent efforts.

  • 01 Jun 2012
    The baseline research on migration and employment: Working life in central Antalya

    “The Baseline Research on Migration and Employment: Working Life in Central Antalya” has been launched in May in Ankara.

  • 01 Jun 2012
    European report on development issued

    The newly issued report’s name is “Confronting Scarcity: Managing Water, Energy and Land for inclusive and sustainable growth”.

  • 01 Jun 2012
    Dreams Kitchen starts to bake

    Aiming at developing vocational skills of Dreams Academy’s disabled and socially disadvantaged participants, Dreams Kitchen started production in May.

  • 01 Jun 2012
    UNDP’s Africa Human Development Report released

    Sub-Saharan Africa cannot sustain its present economic resurgence unless it eliminates the hunger that affects nearly a quarter of its people, UNDP argues in the newly released Africa Human Development Report 2012: Towards a Food Secure Future.

  • 01 Jun 2012
    Appliance energy effiency policies discussed in Ankara

    Final Workshop on Appliance Energy Efficiency Policies, which is the second step of the Workshop on Appliance Energy Efficiency Policies in December 2011 in Ankara, has taken place on 24 April.

  • 01 Jun 2012
    Training on EU eco-design and energy labeling directives

    Training of headquarters personnel of the Ministry of Science Industry and Technology (MoSIT) on implementation of EU Eco-design and Energy Labeling directives (train the trainers) has taken place between 25-27 April 2012 in Ankara.

  • 01 Jun 2012
    Decision to proceed with innovative R&D in insulation

    The two-year project on testing new approaches to the use of insulation materials has come to an end with a closing meeting in May. During the meeting, it was decided that the project’s activities will be developed and resumed.

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