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  • 01 Feb 2007
    Local pioneers of sustainable development

    23 local community projects from 18 different provinces of Turkey were chosen as worthy of receiving financial support from the ‘Grants Programme’, implemented within the framework of the “Integration of Sustainable Development into Sectoral Policies” project, which is being conducted by UNDP. The total budget allocated to the winning projects, funded by the European Union, is 913,000 Euros.

  • 01 Feb 2007
    A best example of 'hands-on community cooperation'

    Instead of waiting for the governmental authorities to come and fix the problems in their village, Karaurgan folks decided to go to the government themselves and ask for service. And in doing this, they assumed self responsibility. Each and every household in the village gave a hand in this common cause and helped build a sanitary sewerage system for their community.

  • 01 Feb 2007
    Small Investments Fund Projects

    “Small Investments Fund” (SIF) project consists of 8 small-scale sub-projects, all of which are designed to bring economic, social and/or cultural benefits to the local communities, and at the same time protect and preserve the natural environment, bio-diversity and sustainable energy recources of the area covering Rize, Artvin, Trabzon, Ardahan, Kars, Erzurum, Gümüşhane, Bayburt, Erzincan, Sivas, Kayseri, Kahramanmaraş, Adana, Osmaniye and Hatay provinces.

  • 01 Feb 2007
    Growing Sustainable Business Conference

    Business experts from eight different countries of Southeastern Europe and Caucasia met with Turkish businesspeople at the “Regional Growing Sustainable Business” Conference in Istanbul held on 24-25 January, 2007.

  • 01 Feb 2007
    Transition in the public health sector

    UNDP provides support to the Turkish Ministry of Health in order to facilitate the implementation of the Health Transition Project (HTP), which aims to enhance the quality of human life in Turkey, by improving health status indicators and reducing disparities among different regions and socio-economic groups.

  • 01 Feb 2007
    Clean energy for rural regions

    “Clean Energy in Development” project, which is the Turkey leg of the “Liquified Petroleum Gas Rural Energy Challenge” project jointly conducted by UNDP and ‘World LPG Association’ (WLPGA) since 2002, will soon be started with the cooperation of ‘Turkish LPG Association’ (TLPGD) and UNDP/Turkey.

  • 30 Jan 2007
    Clean energy for rural regions

    “Clean Energy in Development” project, which is the Turkey leg of the “Liquified Petroleum Gas Rural Energy Challenge” project jointly conducted by UNDP and ‘World LPG Association’ (WLPGA) since 2002, will soon be started with the cooperation of ‘Turkish LPG Association’ (TLPGD) and UNDP/Turkey.

  • 30 Jan 2007
    Responsible business in new and prospective EU members

    The European Commission and UNDP have launched a new initiative to support corporate social responsibility (CSR) in new and prospective EU member countries.

  • 25 Jan 2007
    Growing Sustainable Business Regional Meeting

  • 24 Jan 2007
    UNDP/İTO/GYİAD Regional GSB Meeting

  • 22 Jan 2007
    NetAid - Raising awareness about poverty

    NetAid is a nonprofit organization based in New York. It was established in 1999 through a partnership between the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Cisco Systems.

  • 15 Jan 2007
    LP Gas Rural Energy Challenge Workshop

  • 05 Jan 2007
    UN's new Secretary General takes office

    United Nation’s 8th Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon of the Republic of Korea, officially started work on 2nd January 2007, replacing former SG Kofi Annan. Mr. Ban brings to this post 37 years of service in government and on the global stage. At the time of his election as Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon was his country’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

  • 01 Jan 2007
    Nobel Peace Prize goes to microfinance

    2006 Nobel Peace Prize was awarded in equal parts to Mohammed Yunus (of Bangladesh) and his Grameen Bank that extends micro-finance banking facilities to poor people, “for their efforts to create economic and social development from below”.

  • 01 Jan 2007
    'Obligation, not Charity' marks poverty practitioners' meeting

    The National Community of Practice for Poverty met on 8 December 2006, in Ankara. The community of practice is a group of loosely associated experts and managers of poverty programmes, who are networked through a Poverty E-Discussion portal, supported by the UNDP and the Social Assistance General Directorate of Turkey.

  • 01 Jan 2007
    From human rights to poverty reduction and peace

    Significant international events regarding human rights, poverty reduction and development, and global peace took place in the last month of the year, December 2006, within the United Nations system.

  • 01 Jan 2007
    AIDS continues to grow

    Latest figures show that nearly 40 million people worldwide live with AIDS today. Last year approximately three million people died of AIDS-related diseases.

  • 01 Jan 2007
    Convention on Disabled adopted

    The first human rights treaty of the 21st century, ‘Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities’, was adopted by UN General Assembly on 13 December 2006.

  • 01 Jan 2007
    Development strategies for food sector

    Two conferences were held in December in the Southeast of Turkey in order to discuss the development strategies in organic farming and food sector. The first one was the Şanlıurfa Organic Farming Conference, organized on 7 December, 2006, by GAP Entrepreneur Support Centre (GIDEM) within the scope of “Organic Agriculture Industry Development Project.”

  • 01 Jan 2007
    New fund for MDGs

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Government of Spain today launched a new fund to boost efforts to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

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