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  • 01 Jun 2012
    Training on EU eco-design and energy labeling directives

    Training of headquarters personnel of the Ministry of Science Industry and Technology (MoSIT) on implementation of EU Eco-design and Energy Labeling directives (train the trainers) has taken place between 25-27 April 2012 in Ankara.

  • 01 Jun 2012
    Decision to proceed with innovative R&D in insulation

    The two-year project on testing new approaches to the use of insulation materials has come to an end with a closing meeting in May. During the meeting, it was decided that the project’s activities will be developed and resumed.

  • 01 Jun 2012
    UNDP Goodwill Ambassador Antonio Banderas invites people to join the global conversation on Rio+20

    World renowned Spanish actor and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Goodwill Ambassador Antonio Banderas today launched a public service announcement aiming at inviting people to join the global conversation alongside the 2012 UN Conference on Sustainable Development “Rio+20”.

  • 01 Jun 2012
    Human development tour ends with Erzurum

    UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative Shahid Najam has toured of five universities in Turkey, starting in Istanbul and ending in Erzurum, to introduce the Human Development Report.

  • 01 Jun 2012
    R-4 Turkey Rafting Championship is to be held in Çoruh Valley

    R-4 Turkey Rafting Championship for Youth(U-21) and for Adult Men and Women included within the Federation of Developing Sports’ activity programme of the year 2012, will be held in Tortum Lake in Uzundere district of Erzurum in June.

  • 01 Jun 2012
    A new director for UNDP’s Istanbul Center

    Dr. Simona Marinescu, Director for the UNDP’s Istanbul International Center for Private Sector in Development (IICPSD) has taken the office.

  • 01 Jun 2012
    Turkey represented in the UN Global Compact Board

    Güler Sabancı, chairperson of Sabanci Holding was appointed in April by Ban Ki-moon, the UN Secretary General to serve a three years term as one of the 14 new members of the UN Global Compact Board.

  • 01 Jun 2012
    Kars tourism website

    Under the UN Joint Programme Alliances for Culture Tourism in Eastern Anatolia, an official website has been developed.

  • 01 Jun 2012
    Küre Mountains National Park studies presented in Biodiversity Symposium

    Scientific studies realized in the Küre Mountains National Park and the works conducted within the GEF funded “Enhancing Forest Protected Areas Management System in Turkey” Project were introduced at the “Biodiversity Symposium” organized in Ankara on 22-23 May 2012.

  • 01 Jun 2012
    UN Joint Programme YEM study visit to the Netherlands

    A study visit to the Netherlands has been organized in May within the scope of the “UN Joint Programme Growth with Decent Work for All: National Youth Employment Program and Pilot Implementation in Antalya.”

  • 01 Jun 2012
    Count Down for Gender Equality Has Started Campaign

    Within the context of the Joint Program on Fostering and Enabling Environment for Gender Equality in Turkey, being implemented under the partnership of United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Turkey and Turkish Grand National Assembly (TGNA) Equal Opportunities Commission for Man and Woman, the campaign titled “Count Down for Gender Equality” under the theme of “For a More Just World, Stand by Me” started to be introduced through Information and Experience Sharing Platforms.

  • 01 Jun 2012
    CSR seminar in Mersin

    Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) seminars of UNDP and Rotary continue in May with Mersin.

  • 01 Jun 2012
    African Economic Outlook 2012 released

    With the number of young people in Africa set to double by 2045, countries across Africa should boost job creation and help them to acquire new skills, according to the African Economic Outlook 2012.

  • 01 Jun 2012
    Training of energy officials on operation of Market Monitoring System

    Training of DG for Renewable Energy of the Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources staff on Operation of Market Monitoring System has taken place on 25 April in Ankara.

  • 01 Jun 2012
    Human development through technology

    Information and communication technologies (ICT) are transforming the global economy and creating new opportunities for advancement. But access to and use of these technologies remains extremely uneven.

  • 01 Jun 2012
    Ban Ki-Moon writes: The future we want

    Twenty years ago, there was the Earth Summit. Gathering in Rio de Janeiro, world leaders agreed on an ambitious blueprint for a more secure future. They sought to balance the imperatives of robust economic growth and the needs of a growing population against the ecological necessity to conserve our planet’s most precious resources — land, air and water. And they agreed that the only way to do this was to break with the old economic model and invent a new one. They called it sustainable development.

  • 01 Jun 2012
    Rio+20 Conference starts on June 20

    At the Rio+20 Conference on 20-22 June 2012, world leaders, along with thousands of participants from governments, the private sector, NGOs and other groups, will come together to shape how we can reduce poverty, advance social equity and ensure environmental protection on a more resilient planet.

  • 01 Jun 2012
    Provinces’ development ranks updated after eight years

    The Ministry of Development has published the Socio-Economic Development Ranking Survey of Provinces and Regions (SEGE-2011).

  • 01 Jun 2012
    New Horizons Podcast celebrates its 50th episode

    New Horizons Podcast of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Office in Turkey celebrated its 50th episode at Ankara University Radio Ilef, which hosts its recordings.

  • 01 Jun 2012
    Parliamentary approval for UNDP’s Istanbul hub

    Turkish parliament has approved the ratification of the “The Agreement Between the Government of Turkey and the UNDP Concerning the Establishment of the UNDP-Istanbul International Center For Private Sector In Development (IICPSD)”.

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