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  • 14 Apr 2011
    Voluntary sector comes to Turkey to move development agenda forward

    The United Nations and organizations from across Eastern Europe, the Middle East and the Commonwealth of Independent States are arriving in the Turkish capital to explore ways of beating poverty through citizen action.

  • 31 Mar 2011
    Creativity and culture-linked industries are more resilient to crisis

    reative industries have shown more resilience to the impact of the global economic crisis than traditional manufacturing industries, according to the Creative Economy Report 2010 launched in late March at the United Nations.

  • 22 Mar 2011
    International Convention on Gender Equality starts in Istanbul

    An International Convention on Gender Equality, with the theme of Role of Equality Commissions for a More Equal World for All, is to be co-organized by Turkish Grand National Assembly Equal Opportunities Commission for Man and Woman and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), on 24-25 March 2011 in Istanbul.

  • 18 Mar 2011
    New project: Local Implementations on Economic, Social and Environmental Services of Forests starts

    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.

  • 16 Mar 2011
    Second advisory workshop on strengthening community participation in local authorities

    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.

  • 15 Mar 2011
    UN Development Programme Istanbul International Center for Private Sector in Development

    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.

  • 11 Mar 2011
    The poor can be a business opportunity, new UNDP regional report finds

    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.

  • 09 Mar 2011
    UNDP Istanbul International Centre For Private Sector In Development to be inaugurated on 11 March

    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.

  • 07 Mar 2011
    Administrator of the UNDP Ms. Helen Clark pays a visit to Turkey

    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.

  • 09 Feb 2011
    Partnership between Chamber of Forest Engineers and UNDP

    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.

  • 27 Jan 2011
    Introductory meeting for twin cities project between Turkish and EU municipalities

    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.

  • 14 Jan 2011
    In-service training for local authorities in Ankara and Antalya

    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.

  • 19 Nov 2010
    Turkey prepares its Second National Communication to the UNFCCC

    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.

  • 04 Nov 2010
    Significant improvement in income not enough for higher human development level

    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.

  • 28 Jun 2010
    Public and private sector come together to fight climate change in Istanbul

    As the Kyoto Protocol will expire as of 21 December 2012, the countdown has already began for a new international climate change agreement.

  • 22 Jun 2010
    Turkish businesses to attend the Global Compact Leaders Summit 2010

    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.

  • 08 Jun 2010
    Progress towards the MDGs discussed in Istanbul

    "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.

  • 21 May 2010
    Turkey will identify sensitive marine areas

    “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.

  • 31 Mar 2010
    Over US $5 billion pledged for Haiti’s recovery

    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.

  • 29 Mar 2010
    High-level Haiti donors' conference to be held at United Nations in New York on 31 March 2010

    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.

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