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  • 01 Aug 2010
    Küre Mountains National Park is now open

    One of the 311 Key Biodiversity Areas in Turkey, Küre Mountains National Park is now welcoming visitors.

  • 01 Aug 2010
    UN joins forces for women

    “Where women are educated and empowered, economies are more productive and strong. Where women are fully represented, societies are more peaceful and stable” said Secretary-General in his statement on July 2nd welcoming UN Women, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women.

  • 01 Aug 2010
    The youth work for e-transformation

    Living in the southeastern city of Şırnak where terror, inequality and poverty is abound, 22 year old Sibel has given computer classes to over 50 people, most of whom are women during the past 3 years.

  • 01 Aug 2010
    UNDP in action

    As the UN’s global development network, UNDP strives to make a real, concrete difference in the lives of the people whom it ultimately serves. UNDP’s most recent Annual Report UNDP in Action 2009/2010: Delivering on Commitments showcases results.

  • 01 Jul 2010
    Kars' worldwide tourism potential

    Offering experiences of the Katerina Chalet, a “wooden marvel” built without using a single nail; a journey along pine forests and bird tweets to the top of the Sarıkamış mountain using the best chair lift system in Turkey; exquisite opportunities for bird-watching around Kuyucuk Lake; a visit to Ani Antique City dating back to the Medieval Era, and finally the city center nestling some of the most elegant pieces of Ottoman and Seljuk architecture, Kars is positioning itself a global candidate to become a popular tourist destination.

  • 01 Jul 2010
    Women discuss institutionalization

    On 9-11 June 2010, women from 81 cities in Turkey gathered in Istanbul - under the Local Agenda 21 Programme (LA-21).

  • 01 Jul 2010
    Legal empowerment and access to justice for all

    With the “Development of Preventive Justice Programs for Legal Empowerment of the Citizens and Increased Access to Justice for All in Turkey” implemented jointly by the Ministry of Justice with support from UNDP Turkey, citizens in Turkey will now be well informed about their basic legal rights and practices. This new project aims to legally empower citizens and enhance their access to justice and was launched on 31 May 2010 in Ankara.

  • 01 Jul 2010
    Civilian oversight now more efficient in Turkey

    In Turkey, 180 administrators and police were trained and more than 800 people were familiarized with the notion of “civilian oversight” in workshops and conferences held in the scope of Improvement of Civilian Oversight of Internal Security Sector project which was successfully completed through a conference held with the participation of representatives from the Ministry of Interior, EU Delegation and UNDP, academics and the Project team on May 28, 2010 in Ankara.

  • 01 Jul 2010
    Climate models are necessary

    In the coming decades, it is predicted that the winter months in the eastern parts of Turkey will receive rainfall instead of snowfall and the rising temperatures will lead to snow melting earlier than usually is the case and leading to an increased runoff.

  • 15 Jun 2010
    An eight point action agenda

    “For the many people living in poverty, the Millennium Development Goals are not abstract and aspirational targets; they offer a means to a better life, and overall a more just and peaceful world,” said UNDP Administrator Helen Clark at the launch of UNDP’s report, titled What Will It Take To Achieve The Millennium Development Goals? An International Assessment on 17 June 2010 in New York. The new report identifies a concrete action agenda to be included in the outcome of the World leaders’ MDG Summit in New York this September.

  • 15 Jun 2010
    Helen Clark: "The stakes are high"

    “If we are to reach the MDGs by the target date, 2010 must spark five years of accelerated progress” said UNDP Administrator Helen Clark speaking at the launch of the new report What Will It Take To Achieve The Millennium Development Goals? An International Assessment in New York on 17 June 2010.

  • 15 Jun 2010
    An assessment of global and national efforts

    Evidence from 50 countries was used to develop the International Assessment reviewing progress over the last 10 years about what has worked in making progress toward the MDGs.

  • 15 Jun 2010
    Turkey has already achieved some goals

    Five years before the 2015 deadline, and Turkey has already achieved some of the globally agreed Millennium Development Goals according to the national Millennium Development Goals Report presented by Cevdet Yılmaz at the MDG+10 Conference in Istanbul from 9 to 10 June.

  • 15 Jun 2010
    Stars kick-out poverty

    To kick-off the 2010 FIFA World Cup™, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Goodwill Ambassadors, Didier Drogba and Zinedine Zidane, launched an anti-poverty TV spot appealing for the world to live up to the challenge and join the team that will beat poverty.

  • 01 Jun 2010
    A new sectoral approach

    “The UN Global Compact is essentially unleashing a multi-stakeholder entrepreneurship to ensure that all people are integrated in collective action to reach the MDGs” said UNDP Resident Representative Shahid Najam at the Yale World Fellows Programme held at Boğaziçi University in Istanbul to commemorate the first decade of the Global Compact.

  • 01 Jun 2010
    Turkey's climate change adaptation strategy

    Like other countries across the globe, Turkey is also accelerating efforts to combat climate change. At the first workshop in the process of “Developing a National Climate Change Adaptation Strategy for Turkey” in the scope of the UN Joint Programme on Enhancing the Capacity of Turkey to Adapt to Climate Change held on 5 May 2010, international and scientific approaches, as well as Turkey’s current situation were discussed.

  • 01 Jun 2010
    Minstrel songs bring spring to Kars

    Minstrels of Anatolia have been telling stories and tales for centuries. Stories and tales that they experienced, observed or heard...

  • 01 Jun 2010
    The region reviews progress towards 2015

    With only 5 years left, the government of Turkey will host a regional conference to review the progress toward the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in Istanbul on 9-10 June 2010.

  • 01 Jun 2010
    Turkey identifies marine sensitive areas

    Within the scope of the 2010 International Year of Biodiversity, Turkey is accelerating its efforts to protect fragile ecosystems through identifying marine sensitive areas. A workshop was organized on 20-21 May in Muğla within the framework of “Strengthening the system of Marine and Coastal Protected Areas of Turkey” project.

  • 01 Jun 2010
    The goal: Decent work for all

    “All our efforts are directed to create decent work for all” explained Director of the International Labor Organization (ILO) Gülay Aslantepe in an interview with the Turkish daily newspaper, Radikal speaking about the UN Joint Programme Growth with Decent Work for All: A Youth Employment Programme in Antalya funded through the Spanish Government's MDG Achievement fund and run jointly by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the International Labour Organization (ILO), the International Organization for Migration (IOM), and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) with the national employment agency İŞKUR and local authorities as the national partner.

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