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  • 01 Apr 2010
    A new page on climate

    In the post-2012 climate regime, Turkey also plans to become an important player in combatting one of the most important challenges of the 21st century, climate change.

  • 01 Apr 2010
    Biodiversity is life

    With up to 0.6% of species becoming extinct each year, biodiversity is being lost at an unparalleled pace.

  • 01 Apr 2010
    Turkey need affirmative gender policies

    “In the fifteen years since 1995, despite genuine progress on many fronts, overall advancement toward gender equality and women's empowerment has been uneven and slow. Women’s political participation is rising too slowly, women remain more vulnerable on the job front, and maternal mortality rates remain unacceptably high in many regions.” said UNDP Administrator Helen Clark in her statement for International Women’s Day on 8 March 2010 calling for equal rights, equal opportunities and progress for all.

  • 01 Apr 2010
    S-UN Fund awards last projects

    With planned activities such as migration-mapping in Kocaeli, a cultural festival in Balıkesir and vocational trainings and yayla tours in Adana, it looks as though Swiss-UNDP (S-UN) Fund for Youth has saved the best for last.

  • 01 Mar 2010
    A fashionable devlopment in Turkey

    Female entrepreneurs in Turkey, with the help of the country’s fashion industry, the United Nations Development Programme and the Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA), have created an innovative new apparel line—one that also boosts the economic prospects for women in Turkey’s South East Anatolia region.

  • 01 Mar 2010
    UNDP's new regional report on women

    UNDP will publish a new regional report on women’s political participation in March 2010.

  • 01 Mar 2010
    Rethinking poverty

    According to a new UN report on poverty, traditional measures for poverty, including the poverty line, which are often based on monetary terms or captured by levels of income and consumption, are usually misleading.

  • 01 Mar 2010
    Youth's energy will impact 2010

    This Year is about YOUTH. In an effort to harness the energy, imagination and initiative of the world’s youth in overcoming the challenges facing humankind, from enhancing peace to boosting economic development, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution on 18 December 2009, proclaiming an International Year of Youth starting on 12 August 2010.

  • 01 Mar 2010
    Lost Tales wins social responsibility award

    Finding, interviewing, and documenting the tales of the Yörük communities scattered in the rural parts of Ankara, Konya, Antalya, Mersin and Balıkesir, the "Lost Tales" joint project of Atlas Magazine and Buğday Derneği supported by UNDP and Coca-Cola Turkey’s LifePlus Youth Programme, received Doğan Media Group’s prestigious Most Innovative Social Responsibility Award.

  • 01 Mar 2010
    Local network meeting for pharmaceuticals

    On February 18th, 2010, leaders from the pharmaceutical sector in Turkey convened at the Istanbul Chamber of Commerce to tackle challenges their industry faces in the areas of Human Rights, Labor Standards, Environment and Anti-Corruption in the scope of the UN Global Compact.

  • 01 Feb 2010
    Connecting industries, creating opportunities

    Industries in the İskenderun Bay Area came together to collaborate for the effective use of resources.

  • 01 Feb 2010
    Responsible investments

    The “Principles for Responsible Investment Turkey Workshop” initiative, co-organized by the United Nations-backed Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), the Federation of Euro-Asian Stock Exchanges (FEAS) and the Istanbul Stock Exchange (ISE), was held at the Istanbul Stock Exchange Conference Hall on Thursday, January 21, 2010.

  • 01 Feb 2010
    A new UN/UNDP Representative in town

    New UN Resident Coordinator/UNDP Resident Representative to Turkey Shahid Najam arrived in Ankara on 23 December, 2009.

  • 01 Feb 2010
    S-UN Fund for youth transforms lives

    Fourteen out of the 20 projects which were awarded $303 thousand worth of grants during the first term of the S-UN Fund for youth in Kocaeli, Konya and Muğla have ended.

  • 01 Feb 2010
    Happy anniversary Dreams Academy!

    In the previous year, 300 disabled young men and women who partied at popular venues in Istanbul, performed with famous musicians, and experienced personal growth in various areas from photography to dance and learned the secret of success in life with Vodafone and thanks to Dreams Academy saw that they can overcome any barrier.

  • 01 Feb 2010
    Mediation as a win win situation

    Justice actors including the public prosecutors and judges who have been selected as resource persons and gone through a series of training of trainers programs in the scope of the “Development of Mediation Practice in the Criminal Justice System of Turkey” Project promoted the practice of mediation as a win-win situation for both an effectively functioning judicial system and social peace during the training seminars held in 11-19 January 2010.

  • 01 Feb 2010
    A strategy needed for Turkey's carbon market

    Carbon, just like any other commodity, is being tracked and traded for some time now. Though experienced in the voluntary carbon markets, an institution to steer Turkey through the carbon marketplace is essential for the country to carve out a niche for itself within the new climate regime.

  • 01 Feb 2010
    Seyhan River Basin prepares for climate change

    Seyhan River Basin will now combat the effects of climate change more easily. Within the framework of the UN Joint Programme Enhancing the Capacity of Turkey to Adapt to Climate Change Capacity in Turkey the Adaptation to Climate Change in the Seyhan River Basin Grant Programme is paving the way for the implementation of new projects that will improve the capacity of inhabitants and institutions of the river basin in adapting to climate change.

  • 01 Feb 2010
    Localizing combat against climate change

    Turkey is accelerating efforts for the adaptation to the effects of climate change felt more strongly in the last couple of years.

  • 01 Jan 2010
    An essential beginning

    Leaving some parties frustrated, the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen ended with an agreement by countries to overcome the global temperature rise by committing to emission reductions and to raise funds to accelerate action to deal with climate change in the developing world.

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