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Progress against the multiple dimensions of poverty was made before the pandemic – but now it is at risk

The COVID-19 pandemic is a stark reminder that we need to look beyond income to tackle poverty in all its forms.  


Self-sufficient is city-sufficient

The United Nations GEF Small Grants Programme (SGP) brought together public agencies, private sector and volunteers on solutions and practices developed by civil society organisations.  


A new campaign from UNDP Turkey focusing on happiness: #HappinessIs

The campaign titled “Happiness Is” is composed of six short films that remind us that focusing on what makes people happy could lead us to a better world.  


Turkey İs Becoming a Hub of Innovative Solutions for the Problems Faced by Refugees

The “Demo Day” of Turkey’s first-ever international impact acceleration programme was held in Istanbul on 13 September 2019.  


Heading Towards the Finale in SDG Impact Accelerator Turkey’s First-Ever International Impact Accelerating Programme

The finale, or the “Demo Day” will be held in Istanbul at Joint Idea Kanyon on 13 September of the SDG Impact Accelerator programme that brings together entrepreneurs from all around the world who…  


Samsung, UN Development Programme Partner to Support the Global Goals

New mobile app and special edition accessories unveiled to raise awareness of the Sustainable Development Goals  


2019 Human Development Report Will Guide on How to Tackle Inequalities More Effectively

In all societies, inequalities persist, gaps are opening. The 2019 Human Development Report that will be released in the last quarter of the year will look to provide the broadest analysis of…  


New global initiative by the United Nations Development Programme to develop solutions to the problems of 21st Century: “Accelerator Lab”

The SDG Accelerator Lab under the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Turkey Office was launched by an event on 3 September 2019 in Istanbul. UNDP will open Accelerator Labs in 60 countries.  


“Do It Yourself” Eco-friendly Cleaning Products are On The Way!

Eco-friendly living is becoming an obligation rather than a good suggestion. This project is creating everyday cleaning products from simple ingredients.  


Aiming to improve lives of millions, Turkey’s first-ever international impact accelerating programme “SDG Impact Accelerator” takes off

Aiming to contribute to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the programme will support both Turkish and foreign entrepreneurs to develop innovative solutions to current challenges.  

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