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  • 01 Aug 2006
    South-south cooperation in action: Turkey-Ghana

    A group of Latin American countries agrees to cooperate in setting up a satellite communications system.

  • 01 Aug 2006
    GEF National Dialogue Meeting held in Ankara

    Although Turkey has been using grants from the Global Environment Fund (GEF) since the beginning of 1990s, the first National Dialogue Meeting on GEF was held in Ankara from 26-27 June, 2006.

  • 01 Aug 2006
    Küre Mountains Ecotourism Project

    A good example of GEF Small Grants Programme's (SGP) recent interventions in Turkey is the ‘Küre Mountains Ecotourism Project'. Implemented by the Küre Mountains Ecotourism Society (KED), the project's pilot area is Zümrüt Village, located in the buffer zone of the Kastamonu-Bartın Küre Mountains National Park, in western Black Sea region.

  • 01 Aug 2006
    Women Summit will discuss politics

    The 5th Turkish Women's Councils Summit, organized within the framework of the Local Agenda 21 Programme, with the support of UNDP Turkey's ‘Women in Politics' project and the Municipality of Ürgüp, will be held in the central Anatolian town of Ürgüp during 31 August - 4 September, 2006.

  • 01 Aug 2006
    EU Award for Restoration Project

    A UNDP project to restore 16th century Ottoman baths in the Cypriot city of Nicosia was awarded a top European Union cultural heritage prize.

  • 01 Aug 2006
    Efforts of an aid worker turns into a good practice example

    The General Directorate of Social Assistance and Solidarity in Turkey runs 931 Foundations under its umbrella. All of these foundations have the same status.

  • 01 Jul 2006
    Untapped demand for microfinance

    UNDP study reveals that there is a huge untapped savings potential among the lower income groups in Turkey.

  • 01 Jul 2006
    More women in the parliament

    UNDP's gender project 'Women in Politics' was launched on May 30th, 2006 at the policy advisory workshop ‘Local Policies on the Way to Gender Equality'.

  • 01 Jul 2006
    Support to internally displaced in Turkey

    Within the framework of the Internally Displaced Persons' (IDP) Protection programme, training workshops for Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and Damage Assessment Commissions were held in Ankara and Mersin during June.

  • 01 Jul 2006
    UNDP and Coca Cola work together for clean water

    UNDP Regional Bureau for Europe and the CIS and Coca-Cola announced a $6 million partnership agreement to cooperate on improving access to safe drinking water and other water projects in the region.

  • 01 Jul 2006
    Environment Day celebrated

    On the occasion of World Environment Day (WED), internationally celebrated every year on 5 June, United Nations called for worldwide awareness of the vital necessity of environmental protection and enhances public and political actions on this issue.

  • 01 Jul 2006
    'Target: Zero extinction'

    On the eve of the Environment Day, a new fund to prevent biodiversity decline in Turkey was launched by Doğa Derneği (Nature Society), which is BirdLife International's affiliate in Turkey, UNDP Turkey and the Turkish Ministry of Environment and Forestry. “Turkey's Nature Fund” aims at initiating the most urgent conservation actions in 305 Key Biodiversity Areas identified by Doğa Derneği.

  • 01 Jul 2006
    UNDP and environment

    Basic informations about UNDP's environment facilities such as United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Global Environment Facility (GEF) and environmental projects implemented in Turkey.

  • 01 Jul 2006
    Efforts to strengthen Global Compact Network in Turkey

    While the number of the companies, which has joined the UN Global Compact (GC) started to increase recently, a Global Compact Steering Committee was created in June in order to establish the governance mechanism of the national GC network in Turkey.

  • 01 Jun 2006
    Career guidance to the youth of southeastern Turkey: "E-coaching"

    People who attended the meeting at the Conference Hall of the GAP Regional Development Agency in Ankara on 16th May, held to introduce the new website which is designed to assist young people of Southeastern Turkey in choosing their future careers, witnessed this on-line chat between a young man from the GAP region and his “e-coach” Secretary of State and Deputy Prime Minister Abdülatif Sener.

  • 01 Jun 2006
    Fresh solutions for an old problem

    During the forum “Fighting Poverty, and Employment in the GAP Region”, held in Adıyaman from 12-13 May, one of the participants began his speech with an anectode:

  • 01 Jun 2006
    "Good governance improving in the poorest countries"

    Roving judges in the Maldives and a community justice system in post-genocide Rwanda are just two of the pioneering democratic governance initiatives captured in the first UN report on governance in the fifty most vulnerable countries in the world, which was launched in New York today.

  • 01 Jun 2006
    New publication offers creative solutions to development issues

    UNDP Nordic Office's new publication "Partnering for Development - Making It Happen" shares innovative ideas on the concept of partnering for development and the reasons for the public and the private sectors to engage in partnerships.

  • 01 Jun 2006
    'Windows of opportunity' for entrepreneurs

    Since 2002, hundreds of people in Southeast Turkey have received training on entrepreneurship which provided them the opportunity to set up businesses or acquire jobs; dozens of companies in the region have also received training on commerce and investment making, as well as capacity building, management and new trends in trading; and an equal number of other companies benefited from consultancy services which helped them prepare feasibility studies and work plans to improve their businesses.

  • 01 Jun 2006
    First clustering in the textile area

    Another remarkable activity of the GIDEM Office in Adıyaman is "Clustering in the Textile Sector".

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