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  • 01 Feb 2011
    57 new members for marine and coastal protection team

    An extensive training was provided by the Environmental Protection Agency for Special Areas (EPASA) and UNDP for 57 new employees of HQ and area management units in the context of “Strengthening Marine and Coastal Protected Area System of Turkey Project”.

  • 01 Feb 2011
    Second National Energy Efficiency Fair and Forum

    Second National Energy Efficiency Fair and Forum has taken place on 13 and 14 January 2011 in Istanbul.

  • 01 Feb 2011
    Computer training to girls of Kars

    Empowerment of Youth for e-Transformation in Turkey Project supports the “Girls in Kars Go Ahead” project of Turkey Women Entrepreneurs Association (KAGIDER).

  • 01 Feb 2011
    Step by step to a national youth employment action plan

    An interim meeting of the UN Joint Programme “Growth with Decent Work for All: National Youth Employment Program and Pilot Implementation in Antalya” was held on January 25, 2011 in Ankara.

  • 01 Jan 2011
    Turkey's electrical appliances are now more efficient

    Turkey’s large population and steady economic growth are important drivers of the electrical appliance market. Residential electricity consumption has reached almost 36 thousand gigawatts per hour in 2007, an amount equal to over 20 metric tons of CO2. Given the rising trend in energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions in the country, the “Market Transformation of Energy Efficient Appliances in Turkey Project” emerges as one of the major efforts in reducing household energy consumption and fighting climate change.

  • 01 Jan 2011
    Saros Gulf is under protection

    A new Special Environmental Protection Area (SEPA) is added to Turkey’s existing 14 areas.

  • 01 Jan 2011
    Monitoring management effectiveness

    For the first time in Turkey, a management effectiveness monitoring system will be applied in 41 national parks and 41 nature parks across Turkey. The General Directorate of Nature Conservation and National Parks will begin implementing the system in 2011.

  • 01 Jan 2011
    Cooperation with UNDP is a necessity

    One of the partners in “Enhancing Forest Protected Areas Management System in Turkey” project, where UNDP is the implementing partner, the World Wildlife Fund for Nature Turkey (WWF-Turkey) Conservation Director Sedat Kalem answered the project team’s questions for New Horizons.

  • 01 Jan 2011
    Building sustainable business leaders

    UNDP Turkey has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Koç University’s Graduate School of Business (GSB)to increase awareness on issues related to sustainable development and identify opportunities and challenges for the development of inclusive markets.

  • 01 Dec 2010
    Corruption prevents development

    In his message for the International Anti-Corruption Day on 9 December 2010, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said "I call on business leaders worldwide to denounce corruption and to back their words with strict prohibitions against it.” Ban urged businesses around the world to strengthen their ties with the United Nations in the fight against anti-corruption.

  • 01 Dec 2010
    Towards a more independent judiciary

    On November 1-3, 2010, presidents and other representatives of Supreme Courts met at the International Summit of High Courts in Istanbul to discuss the fundamental issues of judicial reform. Nineteen high level judicial representatives from countries in all four corners of the world, including Argentina, Indonesia, Poland, and Egypt came up with principles and practices that were agreed as being fundamental elements of the rule of law.

  • 01 Dec 2010
    Recommendations for youth policies

    With the experiences gathered throughout implementation of the S-UN Fund and active involvement of young people in the pilot provinces, the report titled ‘Recommendations for Youth Participation and Youth Policies’ was introduced at the Swiss-UNDP (S-UN) Fund for Youth’s closing reception in Ankara.

  • 01 Dec 2010
    Concrete steps for climate change adaptation

    Projects that are being implemented within the framework of the Community-Based Adaptation to Climate Change in the Seyhan River Basin Grants Programme came together in a meeting organized in Ankara.

  • 01 Dec 2010
    Awareness raising for forest rangers

    Working as a forest ranger at the Küre Mountains National Park for the past 23 years, Tamer Korkmaz said he is now more aware of his surroundings thanks to the trainings on Biological Diversity and Environmental Protection held in Bartın between 8-12 November 2010.

  • 01 Dec 2010
    Turkey's Second National Communication

    Turkey has started the preparation of its Second National Communication which will be submitted to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

  • 15 Nov 2010
    Celebrating the 20th anniversary of HDRs

    The 2010 Human Development Report titled The Real Wealth of Nations: Pathways to Human Development continues the tradition of pushing the frontiers of development thinking.

  • 15 Nov 2010
    Human Development Report: Eastern Europe and Central Asia

    2010 Human Development Report: Eastern Europe and Central Asia found highly advanced and ‘equitable’, but life expectancy decline in former Soviet Union slows area’s long-term development progress.

  • 15 Nov 2010
    Higher income is not enough for human development

    In the 20th anniversary edition of the Human Development Report, the United Nations Development Programme’s (UNDP) newly adjusted Human Development Index (HDI) indicates that with a value of 0.679, Turkey is listed among countries in the “High Human Development” category, ranking 83rd out of 169 countries. Due to the methodological refinements, the 2010 country rankings are not comparable to those from previous years.

  • 15 Nov 2010
    The 2010 Human Development Report is introduced in Turkey

    UNDP’s 2010 Human Development Report titled The Real Wealth of Nations: Pathways to Human Development was introduced at a seminar organized in the scope of the UN, World Bank and Middle East Technical University joint initiative Human Development Dialogue on 4 November 2010 at Middle East Technical University in Ankara.

  • 01 Nov 2010
    Volunteering for Malatya

    On October 9th 2010, 14 IBMers from 8 different countries came to Malatya to voluntarily undertake four strategic projects for the province’s socio-economic development in cooperation with the Fırat Development Agency.

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