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  • 08 Sep 2008
    "Enhancing Women’s Participation in Politics and Decision Making" project launch

    Through the launch of the "Enhancing Women's Participation in Politics and Decision Making" project, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is opening the issue to discussionn for all its national and local stakeholders on 9 September 2008 at Ankara Ambassador Hotel at 10:00-18:00.

  • 12 Aug 2008
    Turkey acts for its forests

    The Government of Turkey, with the support of United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Worldwide Fund for Nature (WWF-Turkey) and the financial support of the Global Envirnoment Fund, is initiating a new project for long-term conservation of biodiversity in Turkey.

  • 18 Jun 2008
    "Black Sea Pack" partnership forum

    UNDP, in partnership with the Istanbul Chamber of Commerce, is organizing the first Black Sea Partnership Forum for the Packaging Industry, the ‘Black Sea Pack’, in Istanbul, 18-19 June, 2008.

  • 06 Jun 2008
    Adapting Turkey to climate change

    The first project dedicated to climate change adaptation in Turkey will be launched on 10 June 2008. The project is supported by the Millennium Development Goal Achievement Fund (MDG-F) jointly established by the Government of Spain and UNDP.

  • 21 Mar 2008
    Turkey needs to act before the ‘window of opportunity' closes

    Turkey must now focus on developing comprehensive policies for youth in order to ensure that the country has a healthy, educated, and skilled society to face the challenges of next 15 years and beyond, according to the 2008 Human Development Report for Turkey, which was released today.

  • 18 Mar 2008
    UNDP launches 2008 National Human Development Report

    United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), in its 2008 National Development Report for Turkey, says the country needs to invest in its youth economically and socially and encourage their participation in all forms of governance.

  • 07 Dec 2007
    Constitutional rights will be discussed from the perspective of MDGs oh Human Rights Day

    A conference on “Constitutional Rights and Freedoms from the Perspective of the Millennium Development Goals” will be held on 10 December in Ankara as a part of the International Human Rights Day.

  • 09 Nov 2007
    Kemal Derviş attends Southeast Anatolia meeting in Ankara

    In the context of the Southeastern Anatolian Project Entrepreneurs Support Centres Project (GAP GIDEM) financed by the European Commission and implemented jointly by United Nations Development Programme and Southeastern Anatolia Project Regional Development Administration, a Southeastern Anatolian Project Region Meeting and Panel will be organised on 12 November 2007 at the Swiss Hotel.

  • 01 Nov 2007
    The UN, Google and Cisco unveil online resource in the fight to decrease global poverty

    The United Nations, Google and Cisco today unveiled a pioneering online site that tracks progress towards decreasing global poverty by 2015, a global campaign known as the Millennium Development Goals, or MDGs.

  • 23 Oct 2007
    II. International Clustering Conference in Istanbul

    The II. International Clustering Conference “Clusters 2007” will be held on 25-26 October 2007 in İstanbul.

  • 02 Oct 2007
    Youth development awards honour initiatives of youth NGOs

    UNDP Turkey, which has been working on a National Human Development Report on Youth throughout 2007 in cooperation with the youth NGOs, will pay tribute to its partners by awarding their best-practices in the area of youth work on 4 October in Ankara.

  • 01 Sep 2007
    TOBB – UNDP Millennium Development Goals Best Practices Fund Application Guidelines

    The Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey (TOBB) in cooperation with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) will dissemiate the Application Guidelines of the “Millenium Development Goals Best Practices Fund” on 10 September 2007 at 10 am at the TOBB Building in Ankara.

  • 28 Jun 2007
    TEB, UNDP and GYİAD are initiating a first with the youth-aimed micro credit implementation

    Turkish Economic Bank (TEB), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Young Managers and Businessmen’s Association (GYİAD) is realizing a first in the world by implementing the “micro credit” business model for Turkish youth in the 18-35 age group who wish to start and grow their own business.

  • 28 Jun 2007
    GEF National Dialouge Workshop

    GEF National dialogue workshops was held 26-27 June 2007. Please see the presentations below.

  • 26 Jun 2007
    Derviş signs agreement with BSCE in Istanbul

    Kemal Dervis, Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme and Ambassador Leonidas Chrysanthopoulos, Secretary General of the Organisation of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation will sign a Cooperation Agreement on June 28, 2007, in Istanbul.

  • 29 May 2007
    New business opportunities for Turkish private sector

    UNDP has announced new business potentials for Turkish enterprises in the Black Sea Economic Cooperation region. The announcement was made at the official presentation of the Black Sea Trade and Investment Promotion Programme on 28 May 2007 in Istanbul.

  • 17 Apr 2007
    Kick-off for new "Life +" projects

    New term applications for the Life + Youth Programme established by Coca-Cola Turkey and UNDP in 2005 have started. Financial support and consultancy will be provided for the projects that will be elected.

  • 16 Apr 2007
    International community steps up action on water

    New commitments were expressed on 14 April 2007 by donors, international development institutions and developing countries to tackle the water and sanitation crisis that affects the world’s poor.

  • 09 Apr 2007
    Derviş responds to the latest IPCC report on climate change

    UNDP Administrator Kemal Derviş expressed support for the findings of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Report on Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability, calling on governments, donors and development agencies to better recognize the existing capacities of the people and communities of the developing world to adapt to meet the challenges of global warming, and to bolster support to those most vulnerable to its damaging immediate effects.

  • 23 Mar 2007
    Turkey joins the international combat against global warming

    The Country Outcome Report, prepared within the framework of the Initial National Communication on Climate Change, was submitted to the Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC ) in Ankara today. The report was the product of nationwide studies initiated with the contributions of UNDP Turkey.

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