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  • 01 May 2006
    International Mine Awareness Day

    The first international day for mine awareness was launched on 4 April. The picture about the dangers of landmines is a pessimistic one.

  • 01 May 2006
    New horizons for the 'sleeping beauty'

    Implemented within the framework of Local Agenda 21’s (LA21) “Support to Local Projects Programme”*, and conducted by the local government, the town council and civil society volunteers, a cultural rehabilitation project in the historic town of Mustafapaşa in Central Anatolia has recently been completed.

  • 01 May 2006
    Sustainable development exhibiton in Istanbul

    A photography exhibition on ‘Sustainable Development’, organized by the EDUCAIDE Association, Beyoğlu Municipality, French Cultural Centre and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), was held in İstanbul in April.

  • 01 May 2006
    Reference guide for EU candidates and new members

    The UNDP has supported the publication of a "guide" which aims to help improve coordination and efficiency in policy making and implementation at the central governmental level in the new and prospective member states of the European Union.

  • 01 May 2006
    'Internally displaced persons' seminar for civil society

    United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is preparing a series of training seminars targeting Civil Society Organisations (NGOs).

  • 01 May 2006
    Global Compact gains momentum

    United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan has appointed a group of 20 business, labour and civil society leaders from around the world to serve on the Board of the UN Global Compact.

  • 01 Apr 2006
    Gender Mainstreaming Training for UNDP staff

    UNDP Turkey has started to train the UNDP Turkey staff, project partners, beneficiaries, and decision makers on gender mainstreaming, within its project, which aims to engage more strategically in exploring the impact UNDP is making on the important gender issues in Turkey.

  • 01 Apr 2006
    Computer training project reaches out to more young people

    Jointly organized by UNDP, Microsoft Company and the Youth Association for Habitat and Agenda 21, the educational project entitled “Young Trainers Teach Their Peers Basic Computer Skills” which started in 2005 and has already enabled 1,200 young people to become computer-literate by the end of the year, continues unwaveringly.

  • 01 Apr 2006
    UNDP survey reveals commercial banks' approach to microfinance

    UNDP held a one-day workshop, at which the findings of its survey on ‘Commercial Banks and micro finance’ were debated, with the cooperation of The Banks Association of Turkey in Istanbul on March 17th 2006.

  • 01 Apr 2006
    Forum on growth and development

    How to achieve equitable and sustainable economic growth was the focus of a recent UNDP forum in Kiev on growth, productivity and development in Ukraine and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS).

  • 01 Apr 2006
    Coca-cola joins UN Global Compact

    Coca-Cola Company, a major project partner of UNDP in Turkey, signed the UN Global Compact, which is the most important international initiative in the area of “institutional social responsibility”.

  • 01 Apr 2006
    World Water Day 2006: Water and culture

    Water is essential for life and crucial for sustainable development, including the preservation of our natural environment and the alleviation of poverty and hunger.

  • 01 Apr 2006
    Turkey and global warning

    Before the next heat waves hit the country, Turkey is speeding up its efforts for the prevention of global warming.

  • 01 Apr 2006
    Impact of "Linking Eastern Anatolia to Progress"

    UNDP and its partners in the “Linking Eastern Anatolia to Progress-LEAP” project came together on the 24th of March 2006, in Ankara to discuss the progress and impact of the project, which is being implemented in Eastern Anatolia since 2001 in order to support social and economic development of the region, especially in participatory rural development, rural tourism and local entrepreneurship.

  • 01 Apr 2006
    Promoting and protecting women's and girl's rights

    The United Nations (UN) launched its joint programme on Promoting and Protecting Women’s and Girl’s Human Rights in partnership with the Turkish Ministry of Interior and Association for Training and Supporting Women Candidates (KA-DER), on 7 March 2006 in Ankara.

  • 01 Mar 2006
    A brief encounter, a giant partnership

    The brief encounter of a project coordinator and a factory owner approximately three months ago changed the lives of 600 young people.

  • 01 Mar 2006
    Internally displaced persons conference in Ankara

    The United Nations Development Programme launched the “Support to the Development of an IDP Program in Turkey” project by ‘The Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) Conference’ in Ankara on 23 February 2006.

  • 01 Mar 2006
    Role of the Civil Society in Poverty Reduction Conference

    UNDP and the Social Solidarity and Assistance General Directorate of the Turkish Prime Ministry organized a conference on Role of the Civil Society in Poverty Reduction: Risks and Opportunities for the Poor, on 17 February 2006.

  • 01 Mar 2006
    'Landmark' book offers tools to manage global risks

    Innovative financial mechanisms that could dramatically reduce the cost of managing global risks can now be implemented by governments across the world, according to a ground-breaking book by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

  • 01 Mar 2006
    Building bridges through technical assistance and business in Cyprus

    Since 1997 the Regional Bureau for Europe and CIS (RBEC) of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has been managing various programmes aimed at supporting the peace-building process in Cyprus.

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