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The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Government of Spain today launched a new fund to boost efforts to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
The nation-wide training programmes geared towards improving human resource capacities of local administrations will be launched in December, with the delivery of the first two training programmes in Antalya and Konya.
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP and the ) Turkish Economic and Social Studies Foundation (TESEV) will present the Report entitled “Social and Economic Priorities for Eastern and Southeastern Anatolia” on 22 November 2006 at the Dedeman Hotel, Ankara at 9.30 -13.30.
The Country Program Document (CPD) of the Government of Turkey and the UNDP identifies gender inequalities in social, political and economic empowerment.
A public perception survey aimed at determining the public's approach to women's involvement in politics in Turkey has been conducted as part of a project entitled "Women and Politics" which is being jointly carried out by the United Nations Development Programme and Association of Supporting and Educating Women Candidates Ankara. The results provided some useful information for political parties.
Association for Supporting and Educating Women Candidates(KA-DER) Ankara and UNDP conducted a public perception survey measuring voters’ attitudes towards women’s participation in politics. The survey results will be announced on 14 November 2006.
Environment, food and ethics issues will be discussed on the UN Global Compact basis at TUYAP, Wateco’06, Water, Environment Technologies Fair, on November 11th, 2006.
Release of the 2006 Human Development Report ‘Beyond scarcity: Power, poverty and the global water crisis’.
Partnership to Address Water Challenges – the UN Development Programme and The Coca-Cola Company Commit to Improving access to safe drinking water in Eastern Europe and Central Asia.
Turkey’s Strategy on Information Society was discussed at the “International Information Society Symposium”.
The Action Plan on Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) prepared by the Van Governorship will be presented at a meeting, which will be attended by Mr. Abdülkadir Aksu, Minister of the Interior, Dr. Mahmood Ayub, Resident Coordinator of UN and Dr. Walter Kaelin, Representative of the UN Secretary-General on the Human Rights of Internally Diplaced Persons, on 29 September 2006 in Van.
GAP-GİDEM will be hosting “Adıyaman Textile and Clothing Sector Forum” on September 15-16, 2006 under the scope of Adıyaman T/C Cluster Project. The organization aims to attract sector leaders’ attention to GAP Region while highlighting opportunities in terms of trade, technical and/or financial cooperation with investors from Adıyaman.
International organizations, leading representatives of the public sector, national and foreign investors and financers will meet in Ankara on 15-16 September 2006 for the “International Public-Private Partnerships Summit” to share their experiences on sustainable development in the area of public-private sector partnerships, and to discuss the ways of developing new cooperations.
“International Public Private Partnership Summit” will take place on September 15-16, 2006 in Ankara.
Local Agenda 21’s Women’s Councils Summit meetings will be held, with the support of UNDP’s “Women in Politics” project, from 01-04 September in Ürgüp.
UNDP Turkey continues to promote United Nations’ Global Compact initiative in Turkey. At the 8th Istanbul International Ready-to-Wear Fair, held at TÜYAP Fair and Congress Centre in Beylikdüzü, from 24-26 August, Global Compact Principles were introduced to Turkish ready-to-wear companies. UN Global Compact invites the business world to engage in principles that aim at creating a common development culture.
UNDP study reveals that there is a huge untapped savings potential among the poor in Turkey.
Doğa Derneği (Nature Society), which is BirdLife International's affiliate in Turkey, UNDP-Turkey and the Turkish Ministry of Environment and Forestry have formed a partnership in order to establish a national fund to prevent further biodiversity decline. Turkey's Nature Fund, as it is called, aims at initiating the most urgent conservation actions in 305 Key Biodiversity Areas identified by Doğa Derneği.
Yakın Ertürk, the Special Rapporteur of the United Nations Commission on Human Rights on violence against women, its causes and consequences, will conduct a fact-finding mission in Turkey from 22 to 31 May 2006.
In the light of their experience gained in the Southeastern Anatolia (GAP) region since 1996, GAP Regional Development Agency and the UNDP have jointly organized an international forum on Fighting Poverty, and Employment in the GAP Region, to be held in Adıyaman during 12-13 May, with the aim of reviewing poverty in the context of national and local dynamics and finding more effective ways to fight with it.
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