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  • 01 Feb 2012
    Turkey is preparing for Rio+20

    As Turkey will present selected projects at Rio+20 Summit, the selection process of best implemented projects, related to sustainable development and green economy has started. Applications will be accepted until February the 24th.

  • 01 Feb 2012
    Kuwait funds quake relief efforts in eastern Turkey

    The Government of Kuwait has contributed US$ 250,000 to UNDP to finance relief operations in Van province, eastern Turkey, a region that was struck by two earthquakes in October and November last year.

  • 01 Feb 2012
    UN delegation visits earthquake victims

    On 13 January, a UN delegation visited Erciş and Van to speak with local officials and earthquake victims who took shelter in tent cities and container houses.

  • 01 Feb 2012
    Social Inclusion Band starts concerts at Babylon

    Social Inclusion Band (SIB), which has reached large masses by increasing sound of music without an obstacle, performed its first concert at the end of January and will perform during winter.

  • 01 Feb 2012
    8th Annual Model United Nations Turkey Conference

    The eighth session of MUNTR will take place in Antalya, Side, between the 5th – 9th of March at Sueno Beach and Conference Hotels.

  • 01 Feb 2012
    A new phase in “For a more just world, stand by me"

    “Istanbul Regional Information and Experience Sharing Platform” has been organized on late January in Istanbul with participation of Chairperson of Turkish Grand National Assembly (TGNA) Equal Opportunities Commission for Man and Woman Ms. Azize Sibel Gönül; MPs as members of the Commission, İstanbul Governor Mr. Huseyin Avni Mutlu; and representatives of civil society organisations, İstanbul Development Agency, private sector and academia.

  • 01 Feb 2012
    Sustainable and community based tourism

    Ankara hosted an international tourism conference that created a platform to share Turkish and global experineces about sustainable and community based tourism.

  • 01 Feb 2012
    Youth and Sports Associations are implementing their projects

    Uzundere Nature, Youth and Sports Association (UDOSK) and Erzurum Tourism Envoies (ERTUEL), founded and supported within the scope of Tourism Development in Eastern Anatolia Project (TDEAP) to improve young people’s social and cultural lives in rural areas, completed the Bird Paradise of the Anatolia Peak Project.

  • 01 Jan 2012
    Comic book featuring UNDP Goodwill Ambassadors wins award

    Six UN organizations were awarded with the prestigious Special Jury Prize at this year’s Peace and Sports Awards for their comic book project “Score the Goals – Teaming Up to Achieve the Millennium Development Goals”.

  • 01 Jan 2012
    Dreams Academy welcomes 2012 with alternative new year party

    The traditional new year party by Dreams Academy was performed in Roxy, Taksim, İstanbul, on Monday, 26th December.

  • 01 Jan 2012
    The Golden Compass awards just around the corner

    With the cooperative agreement between Turkish Institution of Public Relations (TÜHİD) and The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), UNDP Special Award will be granted to the project with the best perspective on social and environmental impacts.

  • 01 Jan 2012
    Küre Mountains National Park’s films are ready

    Küre Mountains National Park’s introductory films are now available on the park’s Youtube and Vimeo channels.

  • 01 Jan 2012
    First achievements of Pilot Applications in Küre Mountains National Park

    “Pilot Applications Programme”, aiming to establish successful models in Kure Mountains National Park and its buffer zone, gave its first results.

  • 01 Jan 2012
    A new phase of Small Grants for Environment starts

    SGP (Small Grants Programme) Turkey’s local community granting mechanism which is active since 1993, has approved first five projects of the Fifth Implementation Phase of GEF (Global Environment Facility).

  • 01 Jan 2012
    How energy-inefficient appliances will change?

    Market Transformation of Energy Efficient Appliances in Turkey Project Workshop on Appliance Energy Efficiency Policies has been held in Ankara in early December.

  • 01 Jan 2012
    Draft report of Turkey’s Second National Communication on Climate Change Presented in Durban

    17th Conference of the Parties (COP 17) of United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and 7th Meeting of the Parties (MOP 7) to Kyoto Protocol were held in South African City, Durban.

  • 01 Jan 2012
    From the Resident Representative: Tolerance as a way of progress*

    Eight centuries gone past, Mawlana Jalal-ud-Din Rumi continues to live on and enrich our souls.

  • 01 Jan 2012
    A landmark signature for UNDP's Istanbul Centre

    An agreement between the Government of Turkey and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) regarding contribution to the UNDP Private Sector in Development Trust Fund has been signed in Ankara on 9th of December.

  • 01 Jan 2012
    24,400 fill arena for Match Against Poverty

    With a final score of 5-4, UNDP won the 2011 Match Against Poverty against HSV in Hamburg, Germany, on 13 December, 2011 before more than 24,000 spectators. The match was broadcast live in more than 25 countries.

  • 01 Jan 2012
    Concert by Social Inclusion Band features Şebnem Ferah

    The music project by Dreams Academy, Social Inclusion Band, had a live performance on December 3rd Saturday, in Bostancı Performance Hall, İstanbul.

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