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  • 01 Apr 2009
    Tourism sector of Kars will be strengthened

    Inception workshop for the “Alliances for Cultural Tourism in Eastern Anatolia” United Nations Joint Programme funded by Millennium Development Goals Achievement Fund was organized in Kars on 5 March 2009.

  • 01 Mar 2009
    'I am here to give a speech, for I am a farmer'

    Development projects, despite their bureaucratic and long names, generally target poor people and the unemployed. These sorts of projects is generally managed by professional organizations. However, beneficiaries of the Small Investments Fund (SIF), created by UNDP and the Baku Tiblisi Ceyhan (BTC) Pipeline Company Environmental Investment Programme, are not professional project managers.

  • 01 Mar 2009
    A model project to conserve forests in Turkey

    One-third of Turkey’s surface area consists of forests. Despite this, only 6% of total forest areas are protected. Thus, there is a need to increase number and coverage of protected forest areas in Turkey.

  • 01 Mar 2009
    Joint effort to better adapt to climate change

    As part of the UN Joint Programme “Enhancing the Capacity of Turkey to Adapt to Climate Change”, which is implemented by UNDP and the Ministry of Environment and Forestry, a workshop was organized in Adana on 16-18 February 2009.

  • 01 Mar 2009
    UNDP encourages women participation in politics

    The Local Politics Workshops of "Women in Local Politics and Decision Making" project took place in Şanlıurfa on 6-7 February 2009. The project, funded by the Swedish International Development Agency (Sida), directly executed by UNDP as the implementing agency with the technical expertise of Ankara branch of the Association for Supporting and Training Women Candidates (KA-DER), aims to build capacities of women politicians and activists and promote their engagement and leadership into policy-making processes.

  • 01 Mar 2009
    Mediation practice in the criminal justice system

    In the scope of “Development of Mediation Practice in the Criminal Justice System of Turkey”, a joint initiative of UNDP and Ministry of Justice, training of trainers sessions were held in Ankara between 2-13 February 2009 with the participation of 100 judges and prosecutors from all over Turkey.

  • 01 Mar 2009
    Civilian oversight of security conference

    The first provincial conference of the “Improvement of Civilian Oversight of Internal Security Sector” project was held in February 2009 in Erzurum, one of the pilot cities of the project.

  • 01 Mar 2009
    "Global stability depends on social justice"

    UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon released a statement regarding the World Day of Social Justice on 20 February 2009.

  • 01 Feb 2009
    Local seeds gain value in Erzurum

    Wheat farmers in Erzurum take action to protect local zerun, kırik, şigon wheat species and küşne, külür, zegerek fodder plants. The aim of the project “Sustainable and Effective Usage of Resources in the Production of Local Zerun, Kırik, Şigon Organic Wheat” is to prevent wheat breeds and fodder plants from extinction, to protect these local breeds in the regional ecosystem and in situ and to ensure sustainable and effective usage of water resources.

  • 01 Feb 2009
    Sustainable finance conference

    The Finance Initiative of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP FI) organized a half-day conference about the importance of environmental & social topics in the financial industry in Turkey.

  • 01 Feb 2009
    Everyone will have computer skills

    One of the biggest obstacles for Turkey's full utilization of information and communication technologies (ICTs) and transformation into information society is digital gap. The first stage in closing the digital gap is providing access to information for disadvantaged groups, thereby increasing the number of computer-literate people.

  • 01 Feb 2009
    Turkey's first fully-accessible party

    Art is one of the most important tools for the building up and evaluation of creative and productive individuals within a society. As in many fields of social life, young people with disabilities are generally deprived of arts in Turkey.

  • 01 Feb 2009
    Conference on tax policies of Turkey

    United Nations Development Programme and the Turkish Ministry of Finance held an international conference in Ankara on 12-13 January 2009 about tax policy options of Turkey on the way to European Union.

  • 01 Feb 2009
    "Water=Life" Exhibition coming to İstanbul

    In an effort to raise awareness about water issues, the United Nations Development Programme and The Coca-Cola Company (TCCC) are currently working with the American Museum of Natural History to bring the Museum’s Water:H2O = Life exhibition to İstanbul.

  • 01 Feb 2009
    IT Academy opens in İzmir

    In the context of "Empowerment of Youth for E-Governance in Turkey" project, information and communication technologies academy was established in İzmir.

  • 01 Jan 2009
    New year exhibition in Diyarbakır

    Hand-made products exhibition of Multi-purpose Community Centers (ÇATOM) was launched on 19 December 2008 at Diyarbakır’s Babil Shopping Center, under the joint project of UNDP and Southeastern Anatolia Project Regional Development Administration (GAP RDA), “Innovations for Women’s Empowerment in the GAP Region”.

  • 01 Jan 2009
    A new youth fund for new ideas

    “Development Marketplace”, a competition program executed by the World Bank globally, regionally and locally, is being implemented in Turkey this year in order to support innovative ideas of young people. Within the frame of the programme, with the support of UNDP Turkey Office as well as many other partners, Turkey Development Marketplace will be organized.

  • 01 Jan 2009
    Conference on women and governance

    The International Conference on “Women and Democratic Governance” jointly organized by the Turkish International Cooperation and Development Agency (TİKA) and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) was held between 1-3 December in İstanbul.

  • 01 Jan 2009
    Welcome me to your digital world

    The “Welcome Me to Your Digital World" portal was launched in İstanbul with the participation of over 100 people including Chairman of Intel Craig Barrett, UN Resident Coordinator in Turkey Mahmood Ayub and Salih Çelik from the Ministry of Education.

  • 01 Jan 2009
    Civic engagement to legislation making

    Trainings were provided for Parliamentary Advisers in the scope of the Inclusive Civic Engagement to Legislation Making Project, a joint initiative of UNDP, Prime Ministry, the Association of Legislation and the Parliamentary Advisers Association.

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