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UNDP Turkey celebrates its first Goodwill Ambassador Mert Fırat

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Turkey appointed regionally acclaimed actor Mert Fırat, best known for his starring roles on Başka…

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SDG Investor Map Turkey kicks off to expand investments for people and the planet

Sustainable Development Goals Investor Map Turkey, initiated by UNDP Turkey with the Istanbul International Center for Private Sector in Development in partnership with the Investment Office of the…  


Joint ILO - UNDP Action Supports Local Crafts and Small Artisans in Turkey’s Gaziantep for Face Mask Production against the Coronavirus Pandemic

UNDP and ILO joint action with EU-KfW funding will support Gaziantep Union of Chambers of Artisans and Craftsmen (GESOB) with production and delivery of 25,000 face masks daily.  


With Innovation Centres and Model Factories Fostering Entrepreneurship and Innovation Culture in Three Provinces, the Great Structural Transformation Starts in Manufacturing Industry

Innovation Centres and Model Factories are now operational in Izmir, Mersin and Gaziantep under the Turkey Resilience Project in Response to Syria Crisis (TRP) implemented by UNDP in cooperation with…  


World’s largest survey of public opinion on climate change: a majority of people call for wide-ranging action

UNDP's "Peoples' Climate Vote" reflects over half the world's population after results processed by the University of Oxford. Sixty-four percent of people believe climate change is a global emergency,…  


UNDP Sustainable Development Goals Approach to Industrial Transformation is at the 3rd Manisa R&D and Innovation Convention

The global point of view in industrial transformation, the importance of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and UNDP’s support to OIZs were presented at the 3rd National University-Industry…  


UNDP Turkey Supports Employability and Social Cohesion in five provinces through Vocational and Technical Trainings in the area of Renewable Energy Sector

Access to 500 new job opportunities expected in the field of renewable energy at Bursa, Kocaeli, Konya, Mersin and Hatay.  


Design Çukurova Challenge Finalised

Culmination reached in the four-month-long marathon of ideas and product development involving 10 teams comprised of designers, engineers, material scientists and entrepreneurs  


United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) launches “Zero Waste Awareness Campaign” in Kilis and Şanlıurfa-Haliliye

Special online training sessions were delivered to 411 persons between 7 and 17 December to train them as trainers on “Zero Waste”.  


SDG Impact Accelerator Opens Its Second Global Call for Startups

Entrepreneurs will address financial inclusion in Bangladesh and digital agriculture in Uganda  


Broken societies put people and planet on collision course, says UNDP

An experimental global index offers a new measurement of human progress that illustrates the challenge of tackling poverty and inequality while easing planetary pressure.  

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