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  • 01 Jun 2013
    Global food prices rise for second month

    World food prices rose for a second straight month, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) today said, while global production of coarse grains could set a new record this year with strong growth also projected for global wheat and rice production.

  • 01 Jun 2013
    ‘Long-term impact of youth employment crisis could be felt for decades’

    An estimated 73 million young people will be out of work this year, according to the ‘Global Employment Trends for Youth 2013’ published by the International Labor Organization (ILO).

  • 01 Jun 2013
    The most comprehensive training targeting forest engineers

    Training on “Project Cycle Management” targeting forest engineers working in public institutions, private sector and NGOs was conducted by Chamber of Forest Engineers in collaboration with United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

  • 01 Jun 2013
    First results from ‘My World’ survey announced

    According to the first results from ‘My World’ survey, to which over 560,000 citizens from 194 countries participated, “a good education”, “better health care” and “an honest and responsive government” are the top trending issues.

  • 01 Jun 2013
    "Green Oscars" for Mediterranean Conversation Society and Kuzey Doğa Society

    Zafer Kızılkaya, the chairman of the Mediterranean Conservation Society (AKD), and Dr. Çağan Şekercioğlu, the President of the Kuzey Doğa Society, were granted the Whitley Award, a prestigious international nature conservation prize known as the “Green Oscar”.

  • 01 May 2013
    Private Sector’s role in development discussed in Geneva

    The United Nations System Private Sector Focal Points, the UN Global Compact and the UNDP Istanbul International Center for Private Sector in Development meet in Geneva on at the end of April to discuss the role of businesses in addressing development challenges and making a transformational local impact.

  • 01 May 2013
    Early interventions for people on autism spectrum is important

    Early interventions can help people on the autism spectrum reach significant gains in their abilities, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on World Autism Awareness Day, urging international attention to autism and other developmental disorders.

  • 01 May 2013
    Renewed push should be welcomed to fight malaria

    On 25 April, World Malaria Day was marked. Although tremendous progress has been made, per year the disease still infects 219 million people and causes 660,000 deaths.

  • 01 May 2013
    UN Forum on Forests held in Istanbul

    The tenth session of the United Nations Forum on Forests (UNFF10) was organized at the beginning of April in Istanbul.

  • 01 May 2013
    NGOs and private sector representatives have met for development cooperation

    In two meetings held on April within the framework of South-South Cooperation project, NGOs’ and private sector’s involvement in Turkey’s development cooperation activities was underlined.

  • 01 May 2013
    Helen Clark is appointed for a second term as UNDP Administrator

    Helen Clark has been appointed by the United Nations General Assembly to serve a second four-year term as administrator of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

  • 01 May 2013
    Growth in Asia Pacific Region will be subdued in 2013

    United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) flagship report tells that growth will slow down in Asia Pacific region in 2013 due to developed world policy uncertainty and it calls for a paradigm shift in macroeconomic policies to make growth inclusive and sustainable.

  • 01 May 2013
    First ever National Volunteering Committee in Turkey established

    Volunteerism in Turkey took important step forward on April, as 22 participants got together in Ankara to establish a first ever National Volunteering Committee in the country.

  • 01 May 2013
    'The fisherwomen have no recognition'

    The fisherwomen are ignored in fishery industry according to the data obtained in the “Fisherwomen Project”.

  • 01 May 2013
    1,000 days left to go on Millennium Development Goals

    Less than 1,000 days are left to achieve Millennium Development Goals which were adopted in 2000 to be completed by 2015. To inspire further action, the United Nations and its partners around the world was emphazied on the need of speeding up the work that is being done to realize MDGs.

  • 01 May 2013
    Philanthropic foundations engaged in post-2015 development agenda

    A special event was held on April to scale up innovative approaches to philanthropic engagement in development and to accelerate MDG implementation.

  • 01 May 2013
    Hayrettin Karaca was awarded as a “Forest Hero”

    Hayrettin Karaca, who co-founded the TEMA foundation has been awarded as a Forest Hero in UN Forum on Forests, held on April in Istanbul.

  • 01 May 2013
    An exposure visit on gender equality from Afghan Delegation

    With the facilitation of UNDP Turkey, an Afghan Delegation composed of 21 representatives from different ministries and governmental agencies of Afghanistan paid an exposure visit to Ankara and Bursa in the beginning of April.

  • 01 May 2013
    The Ghost Net Hunters shoved off

    The lost fish nets are began to be located in Gökova Special Environmental Protection Area in the context of the 'Ghost Net Hunters' project.

  • 01 May 2013
    These games are for protecting the environment

    Games and toys on the relations of humans and sea are designed for the pre-school and primary school level children in the context of the “Responsible Fishing” project.

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