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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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Anadolu Group and Business for Goals Platform Cooperate to Guide the Business World

Anadolu Group and Business for Goals Platform initiated a joint action that will serve as a guide for Turkish business world.  


United Nations Development Programme announces Şahika Ercümen as “Life Below Water Advocate” of Turkey

UNDP Turkey announced the World Record Holder Free Diver Şahika Ercümen as “Life Below Water Advocate”.  


UNDP announces Gender Equality Advocates of Turkey in an online ceremony

National Volleyballer Bahar Toksoy Guidetti and Women’s National Volleyball Team Head Coach Giovanni Guidetti announced as “Gender Equality Advocates”  


COVID-19: Human development on course to decline this year for the first time since 1990

Concerted action with a focus on equity could still limit the impacts of this unprecedented crisis: closing the digital divide would reduce by more than two-thirds the number of children currently…  


UN agencies launch Tech Access Partnership in joint effort to scale up local production of life-saving health technologies for COVID-19

Tech Access Partnership (TAP) was launched today as part of a coordinated approach to strengthen developing countries’ responses to COVID-19 and increase access to lifesaving health technologies.  


Turkey’s First Digital Festival “Festtogether AtHome” Took Place on May 9th

On Saturday May 9th 2020, with its new concept “Festtogether AtHome” has been streamed live bringing music and other performances to audiences in isolation.  


COVID-19: New UNDP data dashboards reveal huge disparities among countries in ability to cope and recover

Indicators such as the level of poverty, healthcare capacity, access to internet and social protection can portray how severe the effects of the COVID-19 crisis might be in each of 189 countries.  


A new normal: UN lays out roadmap to lift economies and save jobs after COVID-19

There will be no return to the “old normal”, governments must act to create a new economy and more jobs.  


UNDP partners with Heart17 to fight COVID-19

Heart17 collaboration brings companies together with the United Nations to share life-saving information. The campaign is focused on handwashing, social distancing, and the need to stay at home, all…  


UNESCO and UNDP to Support Radio Stations to Cope With Disinformation About Coronavirus Epidemic

UNDP Turkey translated a series of audio messages that UNESCO published to Turkish and allowed radio stations to use them for free in order to cope with disinformation about Coronavirus epidemic and…  

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