Golden Compass UNDP Special Prize awarded to Microsoft for “Women Leaders in Technology”

Microsoft’s “Women Leaders in Technology”, implemented cooperatively with KAGIDER and Aydın Doğan Foundation to support women’s success stories in technology, was awarded the UNDP Special Prize in the 16th Golden Compass of TUHID. Turkey – Istanbul – The “16th Golden Compass Turkish Public Relations Prizes” were...

Achim Steiner takes office as Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme

The UN Development Programme (UNDP) today welcomed Achim Steiner as he begins a four-year term as Administrator of the Organization. Mr. Steiner’s appointment as the new head of the UN’s lead development agency was confirmed by the UN General Assembly in April this year, following his nomination by...

UNDP Gender Equality Seal - Silver

UNDP Turkey participated in the" Seal of Gender Equality "program in September 2015. In the process beginning with this program, UNDP Turkey is committed to ensure that gender equality is observed and dealt with in all the work carried out in the field of development as well as internal institutional processes. CO...

Working for the Common Good: Integrated Forest Management

Certain works for development touch more areas than intended or anticipated. Integrated forest management is one such example. This approach holds a particular standing among development areas in that it reminds us how important forests are. Forest management is perhaps the area where common good is highest....

Biological Control Laboratory established in Antalya

A Biological Control Laboratory was established in Antalya in the context of Integrated Forest Management Project implemented jointly by the General Directorate of Forestry (OGM) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) with funding from the Global Environment Facility (GEF). It is aimed, through the...

Over 1000 Syrians and Turkish citizens complete the most comprehensive vocational training programme in Şanlıurfa

Şanlıurfa- Vocational training certification ceremony, which acknowledges the success of Syrians and host community members in completing their courses on the sectors of service, industry and agriculture, was organized by UNDP and GAP Regional Development Administration (GAP RDA) on 26 May, in Şanlıurfa....

The promising future for both Syrians and host communities were discussed during “Business and Employment Forum” in Gaziantep

Gaziantep, 10 May 2017-Government officials, businesses, private sector organizations, NGO leaders, social enterprises and entrepreneurs gathered in Gaziantep, to discuss the increased employment and livelihoods opportunities for Syrians and host communities with focusing on how decent work and economic growth can...

One project, many results: How building an energy efficient building changed life of construction workers

Ankara holds a building, newly completed but not renowned as it deserves: the building of Cezeri Green Technology Technical and Industrial Vocational High School. This building was built with the integrated building design technique, first ever applied in Turkey. Let us briefly explain for those who do not know....

UNDP Executive Board welcomes appointment of Achim Steiner as new Administrator

The President of the Executive Board of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) today welcomed the appointment of Achim Steiner as the Organization’s new Administrator.

Turkey and UNDP reaffirm drive to fulfill Global Goals in Europe, Central Asia

UNDP and the Government of Turkey have agreed to scale up their cooperation at the country-level in Eastern Europe, Central Asia and the Least Developed Countries.

Biography of the New Administrator-Designate of the United Nations Development Programme

Over nearly three decades, Achim Steiner has been a global leader on sustainable development, climate resilience and international cooperation. He has worked tirelessly to champion sustainability, economic growth and equality for the vulnerable, and has been a vocal advocate for the Sustainable Development Goals.

511 Fields are being Demined

511 mine fields which are located in the Eastern border of Turkey with Armenia, Iran and Nakhichevan, had been laid for border security concerns in the early 1990’s and are currently being demined; financed by the European Commission in cooperation with Turkish Mine Action Center, Ministry of National Defense, Ministry of Interior and UNDP.

“Future Lies in Tourism” celebrates 10th anniversary

The 10th anniversary was celebrated for “Future Lies in Tourism” project launched a decade ago in order to identify the tourism potential in Turkey, increase job opportunities in tourism, and promote local development through sustainable tourism projects.

AKADP will bring livelihood to Artvin

Ardahan Kars Artvin Development Project (AKADP) -which was signed on the April of 2010- will begin supporting agriculture and livestock farming at Artvin with 12 sub projects this year.