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  • 01 Dec 2011
    UN staff in Ankara meet children

    UN staff members joined UN Resident Coordinator Shahid Najam on 18th of November by volunteering personally for a non-governmental organisation TEGV (Türkiye Eğitim Gönüllüleri Vakfı or Turkey Education Volunteers Foundation), which is engaged in supporting primary educational for children nationwide and promotion of volunteerism.

  • 01 Dec 2011
    “Can the volunteerism be a remedy for global crisis?”

    First ever “United Nations State of the World’s Volunteerism Report” has been launched in New York on 5th of December 2011 at the United Nations General Assembly and in many countries around the world; a national launch in Turkey has taken place on the same day.

  • 01 Dec 2011
    “For a More Just World, Stand by Me” Campaign

    “For a More Just World, Stand by Me” campaign has been initiated, in partnership of UNDP Turkey, UN Women and TGNA Equal Opportunities Commission for Man and Woman, in order to attract further attention to the issue of gender equality in Turkey.

  • 01 Dec 2011
    Figo, Nedved and Referee Collina to join football stars in match against poverty

    Football stars will meet at the 9th Annual Match to support Horn of Africa famine relief.

  • 01 Dec 2011
    PAN Parks Site Guide for Küre Mountains National Park is ready

    Küre Mountains National Park PAN Parks verification process, started in 2006, has reached its final stage as a result of GEF supported “Enhancing Forest Protected Areas Management System in Turkey Project” actions.

  • 01 Dec 2011
    Support to Implementation of Local Administration Reform Project finalized

    Project for Support to Local Administration Reform has been finalized. The Project, which aimed at contributing to establishment of effective, transparent, inclusive and participatory local administration in Turkey, has been finalized on 2 December 2011 with the closing event in Ankara.

  • 01 Dec 2011
    Teachers came together in climate classroom

    Teachers working in Seyhan River Basin came together in Climate Classroom which was a part of Training Programme on Adaptation to Climate Change.

  • 01 Dec 2011
    Climate Change and Sustainable Forest Management in Komi

    Climate Change and Sustainable Forest Management in Komi Republic Serves as for Turkey a delegation under the leadership of Mr. Mahir Küçük, Deputy Undersecretary of the Ministry of Forestry and Water Works visited Komi Republic in Russian Federation in order to study an exemplary climate change and sustainable forest management model.

  • 01 Dec 2011
    Internationally acclaimed singer dedicates song to volunteers worldwide

    Internationally acclaimed singer and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, Angélique Kidjo, joined forces with the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme, ahead of a 5 December UN General Assembly Session on volunteerism.

  • 01 Dec 2011
    Volunteering is to be discussed in UN General Assembly

    On 5th of December, the International Year of Volunteering +10 (IYV+10) will culminate in the special session on volunteering in General Assembly meeting in New York.

  • 01 Dec 2011
    Climate Change Law for Turkey: 2012 and Beyond

    The Symposium on “Climate Change Law for Turkey: 2012 and Beyond” which is in the scope of Turkey’s Climate Change Second National Communication was held in Istanbul with a wide participation.

  • 01 Dec 2011
    Volunteer Turkey - Social Participation and Change Project

    Turkish National Agency has started to implement the “Volunteer Turkey – Social Participation and Change Project” within the scope of European Year of Volunteering 2011 in order to increase the value of volunteerism in Turkey.

  • 01 Dec 2011
    Regional Forum on Equal Opportunities in Decision Making in Istanbul

    UNDP has organized a Regional Forum on Equal Opportunities in Decision Making in Istanbul. UNDP also launched a new publication regarding empowering women in politics in Istanbul.

  • 01 Dec 2011
    “One Day on Earth” with UNDP Turkey: 11.11.11

    UNDP Turkey is contributing to the “One Day on Earth” video project with its works regarding nature protection and sustainable development in Küre Mountains National Park and Coruh Valley in Turkey.

  • 01 Dec 2011
    “Wise Use of Water" Training Manual is ready

    Teacher trainings have been held in Bartın and Kastamonu on 19 and 20 November to introduce “Wise Use of Water Training Manual”.

  • 01 Dec 2011
    TURSAB members visits Coruh Valley

    Members of Association of Turkish Travel Agencies or TÜRSAB made a visit to Erzurum including sites in the Coruh Valley.

  • 01 Dec 2011
    International year of forests activities of UNDP Turkey completed

    Within the framework of International Year of Forests 2011 Celebrations, GEF supported “Enhancing Forest Protected Areas Management System in Turkey Project” completed its 3 main activities listed in “Turkey’s 2011 International Forest Year Action Plan”.

  • 01 Dec 2011
    Turkey's National Youth Employment Action Plan is ready

    The National Youth Employment Action Plan (NYEAP) whose drafting started in January 2010 to reduce youth unemployment in Turkey shared with public on 16 November 2011 in a meeting in Ankara where Namık Ata, Undersecretary of Minister of Labour and Social Security, UN Resident Coordinator Shahid Najam, International Labour Organization's Turkey Director Ümit Efendioğlu and heads of several national labour unions were present.

  • 01 Dec 2011
    'Volunteering matters – Light-up our world'

    UNV has launched a six week online initiative to mobilize volunteers around the world in marking International Volunteer Day (IVD) 2011 in 5th of December, under the title Volunteering Matters.

  • 01 Dec 2011
    Turkey’s concrete steps on adaptation to climate change

    Joint Programme on Enhancing the Capacity of Turkey to Adapt to Climate Change, which has started in 2008 under the coordination of Ministry of Environment and Urbanization and implemented by United Nations has completed.

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