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  • 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.

  • 01 Jun 2010
    Turkish municipalities meet European partners

    Twenty-one municipalities and local administrations across Turkey will soon have stronger capacities to better implement the new legislation adopted in 2003-2005 as a result of Support to Further Implementation of Local Administration Reform in Turkey project, kicked off with introductory meetings held in March and May 2010.

  • 01 Jun 2010
    Achieving the MDGs: What will it take?

    Though the number of people living below the poverty line fell by 400 million during 1990-2005, there are still 1.4 billion poor people in the world.

  • 01 May 2010
    Evaluation has to change

    "There is a demand for UNDP’s role as a traditional development partner to change in Turkey" said UNDP’s Evaluation Office Director Saraswathi Menon.

  • 01 May 2010
    Gaziantep becomes a "smart city"

    With the work undertaken in one of the largest provinces of southeast Anatolia by local institutions and IBM Corporate Service Corps, Gaziantep will be transformed into a “smart city”.

  • 01 May 2010
    Children friendly museums

    Though admittedly doubtful at first as to what could possibly excite them in a museum, Damla and İsmail were pleasantly surprised when they came to the Turkish capital to visit the Museum of Anatolian Civilizations in the scope of the UN Joint Programme “Alliances for Culture Tourism in Eastern Anatolia”.

  • 01 May 2010
    Climate arena

    The negative impacts of climate change is no longer just a concern for experts, but a pressing issue on everyone’s agenda.

  • 01 May 2010
    Cooperation increases industry performance

    The first phase of Towards an Industrial Symbiosis Programme in Iskenderun Bay Area is completed with the meetings held in Adana and Ankara in April.

  • 01 May 2010
    Global Compact turns 10

    “The Global Compact at 10: Holding Ourselves Accountable” Conference, which will explore the role of the Global Compact in advancing compliance-based ethics, workplace standards and environmental sustainability will be held at Boğaziçi University, Istanbul, on 28 May 2010.

  • 01 May 2010
    UNDP can benefit from Turkey

    UNDP Turkey Office hosted the Director of UNDP's Regional Bureau for Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States Kori Udovicki in April.

  • 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 Apr 2010
    Youth in Turkey learns finance

    The fact young people in Turkey turn to families and friends for financial advice, suggests that individual financial awareness, a prerequisite of advanced financial systems, is quite low.

  • 01 Apr 2010
    ICT is everywhere

    Ayşenur Bardak from Manisa and Ragıp Çelik from Çankırı, are only two of the hundreds of volunteers working to give information and communication technology (ICT) trainings to increase computer literacy among people from all walks of life ranging from children to business owners across Turkey.

  • 01 Apr 2010
    Antalya looks for unemployment solutions

    Supporting United Nations Joint Programme “Growth with Decent Work for All: National Youth Employment Program and Pilot Implementation in Antalya from the get-go, Deputy Governor of Antalya Mehmet Seyman shared his views on the prevalent youth unemployment issue, women’s participation in the workforce and his expectations on the UN Joint Programme.

  • 01 Apr 2010
    Russia welcomes Kars

    Located in Turkey’s far north eastern corner and serving as a gateway to the Caucasus region, Kars is both a natural and cultural cornucopia appealing to both national and international tourists.

  • 01 Apr 2010
    Milk is now healthier in Niğde

    Niğde farmers now have their very own Saanen dairy goats provided to them in the scope of the "Saanen Dairy Goats Breeding Project for Poor Farmers and Women Living in the Seyhan River Basin", one of the 18 projects supported by Adaptation to Climate Change in the Seyhan River Basin Grant Programme.

  • 01 Apr 2010
    Turkey to strengthen development assistance

    Turkey aims to strengthen its position in international development cooperation, through assessing the capacity of its national development agency TİKA.

  • 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.

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