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  • 01 Nov 2008
    What on earth is south-south cooperation?

    “The other day I accidentally overheard my assistant talking to a fellow young diplomat. My assistant was explaining what the South-South Cooperation was. After trying a few definitions, he began to tell him a well-known joke from our Turkish folk history, an anecdote from Nasrettin Hoca, a legendary popular character of 13th century Turkey.” This is how the head of Multilateral Relations Department H. Avni Aksoy of the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs started to explain South-South Cooperation at a project launch in Ankara in mid-October.

  • 01 Nov 2008
    UNDP encourages civic engagement in Turkey

    “Building an open and transparent Government is challenging and it involves building robust institutional legislations”. These are words uttered by UNDP Resident Representative Mahmood Ayub in his opening speech at the launch of the “Inclusive Civic Engagement in Legislation Making in Turkey” project. The project implemented by UNDP was launched on 8 October 2008 in Ankara.

  • 01 Nov 2008
    UN celebrates its 63rd anniversary

    The 63rd anniversary of United Nations’ establishment was celebrated in Turkey as well as in other countries around the world on 24 October 2008.

  • 01 Nov 2008
    Kars discovers its aromatic plants

    The dams built in Eastern Anatolia and the effects of climate change caused by global warming are resulting in water resources and wetlands to perish and endangering the living spaces of plants.

  • 01 Nov 2008
    Carbon finance in Europe and the CIS

    Article by Marina Olshanskaya and Ben Slay, The Kyoto Protocol and Carbon Trading

  • 01 Nov 2008
    Stand up against poverty

    The International Day for the Eradication of Poverty was commemorated on 17 October 2007 around the world.

  • 01 Nov 2008
    Koç raises the bar

    On 25 October 2007, Koç Holding in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme and Corporate Social Responsibility Association organized a conference on “Creating Value with the Global Compact” in İstanbul.

  • 01 Nov 2008
    II. International Clustering Conference in Istanbul

    The II. International Clustering Conference “Clusters 2007” was held on 25-26 October 2007 in İstanbul.

  • 01 Nov 2008
    Nations standing up against poverty

    People of all nationalities, races, economic means, beliefs and ages once again came together across the globe to show governments that they refuse to stay seated or silent in the face of poverty and injustice.

  • 31 Oct 2008
    Presentation at Bilkent University

  • 31 Oct 2008
    Black Sea Tool Box

    The time has come to remember the Black Sea. The Black Sea coastal zone is shared by six countries including Turkey, Bulgaria, Georgia, Romania, Russia and Ukraine and it has been abused for the past 80 years in particular. WWF-Turkey, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), The Coca Cola Company (TCCC) and the Black Sea Commission (BSC) launched the Black Sea Tool Box Project on the occasion of the World Black Sea Day on 31 October.

  • 09 Oct 2008
    Opening Speech at UNDP-TIKA South-South Cooperation Project Launch

  • 09 Oct 2008
    Official kick-off for the UNDP/TIKA project

    The UNDP/TIKA Project titled “Bridging South-South Cooperation and Emerging Donor Roles: Strengthening Turkey’s Participation in International Development Cooperation” has been given an official start today, at the presence of Prof. Dr. Mustafa Said YAZICIOĞLU, the State Minister. Both Musa KULAKLIKAYA, President of the Turkish International Cooperation and Development Agency (TIKA) and Mahmood AYUB, Resident Representative of the UNDP were present as the hosts.

  • 09 Oct 2008
    Conference on Inclusive Civic Engagement in Legislation Making

    United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) held a conference to launch the “Inclusive Civic Engagement in Legislation Making” project 8th October 2008 in Ankara.

  • 08 Oct 2008
    National Conference on Civic Engagement in Legislation Making

  • 07 Oct 2008
    Turkey builds on its emerging donor role

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Turkish International Cooperation and Development Agency (TİKA) will launch the “Strengthening Turkey’s Role as an Emerging Donor” project at TIKA premises, on Thursday, 9th October 2008 at 10:00 a.m.

  • 07 Oct 2008
    Conference to launch "Inclusive Civic Engagement in Legislation Making" project

    United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) will be holding a conference to launch the “Inclusive Civic Engagement in Legislation Making” project at Ankara Plaza Hotel, on Wednesday 8th October.

  • 01 Oct 2008
    Women are being rncouraged to local politics

    On 9 September 2008, a project was launched in Ankara with broad participation from political parties, women parliamentarians, civil society organizations, academicians, media representatives and well-known international experts and activists.

  • 01 Oct 2008
    Effective water usage campaign

    The “Saray Effective Water Usage Training Campaign” commenced with a training provided to school teachers of the Saray Primary School on 9 September 2008 in the context of the “Water Supply and Usage Improvement in Saray” project implemented by UNDP and Coca-Cola in partnership with Saray Municipality (Ankara).

  • 01 Oct 2008
    2008 MDG Report launched

    The world has made strong and sustained progress in reducing extreme poverty, the United Nations reports, but this is now being undercut by higher prices, particularly of food and oil, and the global economic slowdown.

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