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  • 01 Apr 2009
    Global Compact Turkey network moves forward

    As the Steering Committee, which represents Turkey within the scope of the United Nations Global Compact activities in Turkey, held its first meeting this year, Yılmaz Argüden, chairman of ARGE Consulting, was selected as the representative of the Global Compact Local Network.

  • 01 Apr 2009
    Turkey progress towards the post-Kyoto

    The kick-off meeting of the “Capacity Building for Climate Change Management in Turkey" project was held on 24 March 2009 in Ankara.

  • 01 Apr 2009
    Urgent policy needed for the poor

    The report prepared by UNDP and Hacettepe University, which reveals that a policy focused on the poor is not implemented on the tariffs of water, electricity and natural gas, points out that unless precautions are taken, the poor will be burdened more after the privatization.

  • 01 Apr 2009
    Applications for "Life Plus" start

    The “Life Plus Youth Programme”, which has been implemented since 2005 through the joint efforts of Coca-Cola Turkey and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), started the application process on 20 March 2009 for the 2009-2010 period.

  • 01 Apr 2009
    Dervis quit post at UNDP

    On his last day, February 26, 2009, at UNDP, outgoing Administrator Kemal Derviş thanked the staff for their dedication to the goals of the organization and outlined some of the development challenges ahead.

  • 01 Apr 2009
    Women have a commission now!

    Efforts of the women's movement in Turkey continuing for 10 years have paid off with the approval of establishment of the “Woman-Man Equal Opportunities Commission” by the Grand National Assembly of Turkey.

  • 01 Apr 2009
    UN's water report calls for urgent action

    Over 25,000 participants from 150 countries took part in the 5th World Water Forum, from March 16th to 22nd in İstanbul, making it the world’s biggest ever water-related event.

  • 01 Apr 2009
    Turkey's intangible cultural heritage

    Home to Turkey’s most ancient cultural landmarks, three different activities were launched in the scope of the Cultural Alliances in Eastern Anatolia UN Joint Programme in Kars during June and July 2009.

  • 31 Mar 2009
    UNDP calls for the prevention of human development crisis

    The current global economic crisis, which began with the severe strains on the financial and banking system in parts of the developed world, now risks triggering a human development catastrophe in the world’s poorest countries.

  • 30 Mar 2009
    Applications for "Life Plus" started

    The “Life Plus Youth Programme”, which has been implemented since 2005 through the joint efforts of Coca-Cola Turkey and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), started the application process on 20 March 2009 for the 2009-2010 period.

  • 24 Mar 2009
    Turkey pushes the button for the post-Kyoto preparations

    The kick-off meeting of the “Capacity Building for Climate Change Management in Turkey Project” was held on 24 March 2009 in Ankara. The aim of the meeting was to align stakeholders' understanding of project objectives and activities at the first phase of the project.

  • 24 Mar 2009
    Women-Men Equal Opportunities Commission in Turkey

    After more than 12 years of struggling and lobbying, the specialized commission for Gender equality will be established at the Turkish Grand National Assembly with the name of “Women-Men equal opportunities commission”.

  • 11 Mar 2009
    The poor should be considered while pricing water and natural gas

    UNDP report “Taking Poverty into Consideration for Public Utilities Governance”, which was prepared in cooperation with Hacepette University’s Center for Market Economy and Entrepreneurship, was launched in Ankara on 11 March 2009 at a meeting open to the press.

  • 01 Mar 2009
    Joint effort to better adapt to climate change

    As part of the UN Joint Programme “Enhancing the Capacity of Turkey to Adapt to Climate Change”, which is implemented by UNDP and the Ministry of Environment and Forestry, a workshop was organized in Adana on 16-18 February 2009.

  • 01 Mar 2009
    UNDP encourages women participation in politics

    The Local Politics Workshops of "Women in Local Politics and Decision Making" project took place in Şanlıurfa on 6-7 February 2009. The project, funded by the Swedish International Development Agency (Sida), directly executed by UNDP as the implementing agency with the technical expertise of Ankara branch of the Association for Supporting and Training Women Candidates (KA-DER), aims to build capacities of women politicians and activists and promote their engagement and leadership into policy-making processes.

  • 01 Mar 2009
    A model project to conserve forests in Turkey

    One-third of Turkey’s surface area consists of forests. Despite this, only 6% of total forest areas are protected. Thus, there is a need to increase number and coverage of protected forest areas in Turkey.

  • 01 Mar 2009
    "Global stability depends on social justice"

    UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon released a statement regarding the World Day of Social Justice on 20 February 2009.

  • 01 Mar 2009
    'I am here to give a speech, for I am a farmer'

    Development projects, despite their bureaucratic and long names, generally target poor people and the unemployed. These sorts of projects is generally managed by professional organizations. However, beneficiaries of the Small Investments Fund (SIF), created by UNDP and the Baku Tiblisi Ceyhan (BTC) Pipeline Company Environmental Investment Programme, are not professional project managers.

  • 01 Mar 2009
    Civilian oversight of security conference

    The first provincial conference of the “Improvement of Civilian Oversight of Internal Security Sector” project was held in February 2009 in Erzurum, one of the pilot cities of the project.

  • 01 Mar 2009
    Mediation practice in the criminal justice system

    In the scope of “Development of Mediation Practice in the Criminal Justice System of Turkey”, a joint initiative of UNDP and Ministry of Justice, training of trainers sessions were held in Ankara between 2-13 February 2009 with the participation of 100 judges and prosecutors from all over Turkey.

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