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  • 01 Jun 2013
    Responsible consumer movement for responsible fishing from SAD

    The “consumer” dimension of the issue is being evaluated through the survey within the context of the Responsible Fishing project of the Underwater Research Society (SAD).

  • 01 Jun 2013
    E-learning is launched for the protection areas

    E-learning implementation under the scope of the Strengthening the System of Marine and Coastal Protected Areas of Turkey project is launched. E-learning implementation can be reached via egitim.dka.gov.tr and participants will be provided with a certificate.

  • 01 Jun 2013
    Energy Efficient School Building presented at the conference on best practices in education

    Ministry of National Education, one of the project partners of Promoting Energy Efficiency in Buildings project, presented the energy efficient school building, which is designed within the integrated building design approach, at the conference on Best Practices in Education.

  • 01 Jun 2013
    Protocol for the establishment of GAP Energy Efficiency Incubation Centre signed in Gaziantep

    As a result of eight-month consultation period on conceptualization of the business model of a incubation centre, the GAP Regional Development Administration, Gaziantep Chamber of Industry and Gaziantep University signed a protocol for the establishment and operationalization of the GAP Energy Efficiency Incubation Centre (GAP EEIC) in Gaziantep.

  • 01 Jun 2013
    UN Development Chief again named one of the world's 100 most powerful women

    Forbes Magazine has named UN Development Chief Helen Clark one of the world’s 100 most powerful women for a ninth year, citing her focus on gender equality to promote sustainable growth and reduce poverty.

  • 01 Jun 2013
    Second International Jazz Day hosted by İstanbul

    The United Nations kicked off celebrations for the second International Jazz Day, with a concert in Aya İrini Museum in Istanbul, along with other performances and educational programmes across the world highlighting the musical genre’s role as a powerful tool for peace, dialogue and cooperation.

  • 01 Jun 2013
    Ban: We can achieve water secure future

    UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said water and biodiversity are two crucial issues that international community should deal with in a period where target date for Millennium Development Goals is approaching and post 2015 development agenda is determined.

  • 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.

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