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The kick-off meeting of the project entitled “Small Investments Fund for Local Implementations on Economic, Social and Environmental Services of Forests” will be held on 18 March 2011 in Ankara. The project will be implemented by the General Directorate of Forestry (OGM), Baku Tbilisi Ceyhan Crude Oil Pipeline (BTC Co.) and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Turkey.
The delegates of ‘Participant Teams’(1) chosen among members of municipality/provincial councils, city council working groups and muhtars from 11 pilot local authorities of the project are coming together in a workshop in Ankara to strengthen local participatory mechanisms.
The UNDP Istanbul International Center for Private Sector in Development (IICPSD) builds on Turkey’s convening power and dynamic private sector as well as UNDP’s global mandate to engage the Private Sector constructively in supporting global and local efforts to address development challenges.
The report, Business Solutions to Poverty – How inclusive business models create opportunities for all in Emerging Europe and Central Asia, features for the first time case studies from 19 countries in the region, and provides practical recommendations for how to develop inclusive business models.
UNDP Istanbul International Centre for Private Sector in Development is to be inaugurated by Minister of State Cevdet Yılmaz and the Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme Helen Clark. Clark will also launch a regional report entitled “Business Solutions to Poverty” in Istanbul.
Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Helen Clark is to pay a visit to Turkey between the dates of March 10 and 14, 2011.
The first Memorandum of Understanding between the Chamber of Forest Engineers (CFE) and UNDP will be signed on the 9th of February 2011. The aim is to provide a framework of cooperation and facilitate collaboration between the parties.
Turkish and EU local authorities are meeting in an introductory meeting being held in Ankara to help increase the effectiveness and broaden the scope of the twinning arrangements both between the local authorities of Turkey and Europe as well as among Turkish local authorities.
A new in-service training programme will help strengthen the human resource capacities of local authorities. 1,000 elected representatives and 250 appointed managers will participate in trainings.
The kick-off meeting for the “Enabling Activities for the Preparation of Turkey’s Second National Communication to the UNFCCC” was held on 23 November 2010 in Ankara.
In the 20th anniversary edition of the Human Development Report, the United Nations Development Programme’s (UNDP) newly adjusted Human Development Index (HDI) indicates that with a value of 0.679, Turkey is listed among countries in the “High Human Development” category, ranking 83rd out of 169 countries. Due to the methodological refinements, the 2010 country rankings are not comparable to those from previous years.
As the Kyoto Protocol will expire as of 21 December 2012, the countdown has already began for a new international climate change agreement.
Accelerating the practice of corporate sustainability and responsibility is an urgent task in these complex times, when crises – from financial market break downs to environmental degradation – are increasingly global and inter-connected. The stakes could not be higher, given that climate change threatens the security of food, water and energy.
"We can be the first region to achieve the Millennium Development Goals because we have the resources to do so," said Kori Udovicki, UNDP Regional Director for Europe and CIS at the regional conference held in Istanbul on 9-10 June 2010.
“Identifying the Sensitive Marine Areas” Workshop will be held between May 20-21, 2010, at the Yücelen Hotel in Akyaka, Muğla within the context of “Strengthening the System of Marine and Coastal Protected Areas of Turkey” project. The project aims to facilitate expansion of the national system of marine and coastal protected areas and improve its management effectiveness.
United Nations member states and international partners pledged $5.3 billion for the next 18 months to begin Haiti’s path to long-term recovery from the January 12 earthquake. Over 150 countries and international organizations gathered March 31 at UN headquarters in New York in support of the people and Government of Haiti.
The United Nations and United States, in cooperation with the Haitian Government, will convene a high-level donors’ conference - ‘Towards a New Future in Haiti’ - on 31 March at United Nations Headquarters in New York to secure the financial resources necessary for Haiti’s recovery, and by doing so, demonstrate the international community’s steadfast commitment to the people of Haiti as they struggle to rebuild their lives after the devastating earthquake.
Following the Copenhagen Accord in December 2009, Turkey discusses options for Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions to limit greenhouse gas emissions.
Antonio Banderas appointed as UNDP Goodwill Ambassador. The world renowned actor to advocate for ending poverty, empowering women and protecting the environment.
Millennium Development Goals must be met, UN Secretary-General says ahead of September Summit.
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