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  • 01 Apr 2013
    'Sustainable Energy for All' video released

    Al Gore, Gisele Bundchen and Kandeh K. Yumkella took part in a video shot for "Sustainable Energy for All Initiative".

  • 01 Apr 2013
    First International Day of Happiness marked

    On the first ever International Day of Happiness on 20 March, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called on the international community to commit to an inclusive and sustainable human development that will improve the well-being of those who lack basic services needed to pursue happiness.

  • 01 Apr 2013
    'Every Woman Deserves Success'

    Olympic Champion Aslı Çakır Alptekin took part in the video produced for “For a More Just World, Stand By Me” with the motto of “Every Woman Deserves Success”.

  • 01 Apr 2013
    Antonio Banderas launches appeal to end violence against women

    UNDP Goodwill Ambassador Antonio Banderas launched a global video on International Women’s Day, saying: “Violence against women is unacceptable and must stop now.”

  • 01 Apr 2013
    World Down Syndrome Day marked

    Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in his message for World Down Syndrome called for intensifying efforts to empower persons with Down syndrome, who often face stigma and segregation, physical and psychological abuse, and lack of equal opportunities.

  • 01 Apr 2013
    GEF SGP grants for new sixteen projects

    Global Environment Fund (GEF) Small Grant Programme (SGP) National Steering Committee gathered to review the projects which are prepared to be implemented in the various cities in Turkey.

  • 01 Apr 2013
    Ghost net hunters on duty

    The fishing gears that are left down to the bottom of the sea that passively continues fishing, in other words 'Ghost nets hunters', will be cleaned off with a project implemented in collaboration with Gökova Sailing Club and Mediterranean Conservation Society.

  • 01 Apr 2013
    UNDP's Haoliang Xu visits Muğla

    Haoliang Xu, UNDP Deputy Regional Director for Europe and the CIS and his delegation paid a visit to Fatih Şahin, Muğla Governor.

  • 01 Apr 2013
    Cooperation on energy projection modeling

    The project on Capacity Building on Energy Projection Modeling, executed together with Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources (MENR) and UNDP was completed.

  • 01 Apr 2013
    The future global development agenda is being shaped

    The United Nations and partners invite people all over the world to participate in setting the world’s future development agenda by voting in an innovative survey known as MY World, the United Nations global survey for a better world.

  • 01 Apr 2013
    Applications to Sustainable Tourism Fund continue

    Application to relevant Fund which will support small sized sustainable tourism projects creating awareness on the alternative tourism resources of Turkey should be made online from

  • 21 Mar 2013
    The Coca-Cola and UNDP cooperate on "Every Drop Matters"

    The Coca-Cola Company has pledged US$2 million this year – the International Year of Water Cooperation – to Every Drop Matters, a long-standing collaboration between the drinks giant and United Nations Development Programme.

  • 15 Mar 2013
    2013 Human Development Report launched in Mexico

    The 2013 Human Development Report was launched on 14 March in Mexico City.

  • 15 Mar 2013
    'Rise of the South' transforming global power balance

    2013 Human Development Report points out to a global order where there are massive poverty reduction, middle-class expansion from major development gains in Africa, Asia and Latin America.

  • 15 Mar 2013
    Facing challenges, sustaining momentum

    Although the rise of the South drives economic growth and lifts hundreds of millions of people from poverty, the South still faces long-term challenges shared by industrialized countries of the North.

  • 15 Mar 2013
    Major gains of the South in Human Development Index

    Norway, Australia and the United States lead the rankings of 187 countries and territories in the latest Human Development Index (HDI), while conflict-torn Democratic Republic of the Congo and drought-stricken Niger have the lowest scores in the HDI’s measurement.

  • 15 Mar 2013
    Turkey ranks 90th in Human Development Index

    Turkey’s HDI value for 2012 is 0.722—in the high human development category—positioning the country at 90 out of 187 countries and territories.

  • 15 Mar 2013
    Eastern Europe and Central Asia: The frontier of change

    2013 Human Development Report states that nations in Eastern Europe and Central Asia are on the frontier of new phase of human development. “Connecting the North and the rising South is the transforming East,” the Report says, referring to the region.

  • 14 Mar 2013
    2013 Human Development Report Launched in Mexico

    The 2013 Human Development Report, titled "The Rise of the South: Human Progress in a Diverse World", was launched on 14 March in Mexico City by President Enrique Peña Nieto of Mexico and UNDP Administrator Helen Clark.

  • 14 Mar 2013
    Eastern Europe and Central Asia: The frontier of change

    Leading countries of the developing world are together reshaping global power dynamics a new era of human development progress, says “The Rise of the South: Human Progress in a Diverse World,” the 2013 Human Development Report, launched by the United Nations Development Programme here today.

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