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  • 01 Sep 2006
    Women demand equal representation in the parliament

    “Women's Summit”, within the context of the ‘Women in Politics' project conducted by UNDP in partnership with KA-DER (Association of Supporting and Training Women Candidates), will be held in Ürgüp in Central Anatolia, during 31 August - 4 September.

  • 25 Aug 2006
    A call to the ready-to-wear sector: Join the UN global compact!

    UNDP Turkey continues to promote United Nations’ Global Compact initiative in Turkey. At the 8th Istanbul International Ready-to-Wear Fair, held at TÜYAP Fair and Congress Centre in Beylikdüzü, from 24-26 August, Global Compact Principles were introduced to Turkish ready-to-wear companies. UN Global Compact invites the business world to engage in principles that aim at creating a common development culture.

  • 07 Aug 2006
    Women councils benefit from UNDP's Women in Politics Project

    Local Agenda-21 (LA21) Cities' women councils, with their work on 'Women in Politics' became an important partner of UNDP Women in Politics Project. 57 representatives, from programme partners and 30 cities, participated to the LA-21 Women Councils meeting between 27-29 June 2006 in Ankara.

  • 01 Aug 2006
    South-south cooperation in action: Turkey-Ghana

    A group of Latin American countries agrees to cooperate in setting up a satellite communications system.

  • 01 Aug 2006
    UNDP's new report on vulnerable groups

    “Integrative, community-based approach essential to help lift Roma and displaced out of poverty,” says UNDP report.

  • 01 Aug 2006
    Efforts of an aid worker turns into a good practice example

    The General Directorate of Social Assistance and Solidarity in Turkey runs 931 Foundations under its umbrella. All of these foundations have the same status.

  • 01 Aug 2006
    Uneven progress in the region towards MDGs

    A new report released by UNDP in June 2006, entitled National Millenium Development Goals: A framework for action presents an overview of national ‘Millenium Development Goals' (MDG) strategies, and discusses the progress of efforts to reach the MDGs in Central and East European (CEE) and Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) countries, in the light of their specific development challenges.

  • 01 Aug 2006
    GEF National Dialogue Meeting held in Ankara

    Although Turkey has been using grants from the Global Environment Fund (GEF) since the beginning of 1990s, the first National Dialogue Meeting on GEF was held in Ankara from 26-27 June, 2006.

  • 01 Aug 2006
    Küre Mountains Ecotourism Project

    A good example of GEF Small Grants Programme's (SGP) recent interventions in Turkey is the ‘Küre Mountains Ecotourism Project'. Implemented by the Küre Mountains Ecotourism Society (KED), the project's pilot area is Zümrüt Village, located in the buffer zone of the Kastamonu-Bartın Küre Mountains National Park, in western Black Sea region.

  • 01 Aug 2006
    Women Summit will discuss politics

    The 5th Turkish Women's Councils Summit, organized within the framework of the Local Agenda 21 Programme, with the support of UNDP Turkey's ‘Women in Politics' project and the Municipality of Ürgüp, will be held in the central Anatolian town of Ürgüp during 31 August - 4 September, 2006.

  • 01 Aug 2006
    EU Award for Restoration Project

    A UNDP project to restore 16th century Ottoman baths in the Cypriot city of Nicosia was awarded a top European Union cultural heritage prize.

  • 01 Aug 2006
    UNDP Publications

    UNDP and its administered funds the UN Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM), the UN Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) and UN Volunteers (UNV) produce a wide variety of publications that are available free of charge in electronic form on this Web site.

  • 01 Aug 2006
    Turkish UNVs for NIS and other neighbouring countries

    Following the attainment of political independence, the Republics of the Former Soviet Union have endeavored to transform their centrally planned economies into market oriented ones.

  • 07 Jul 2006
    12 projects benefit from life plus youth fund

    Life Plus Youth Fund Selection Board found 12 projects of the 83 applications worthy to be supported in the second phase of the Fund. The youngsters whose project proposals are approved receive both the required budget and counseling on project planning and practice.

  • 07 Jul 2006
    Turkey launches its National Fund for the Prevention of Biodiversity Decline

    Doğa Derneği (Nature Society), which is BirdLife International's affiliate in Turkey, UNDP-Turkey and the Turkish Ministry of Environment and Forestry have formed a partnership in order to establish a national fund to prevent further biodiversity decline. Turkey's Nature Fund, as it is called, aims at initiating the most urgent conservation actions in 305 Key Biodiversity Areas identified by Doğa Derneği.

  • 07 Jul 2006
    Target: Zero extinction

    A new fund to prevent biodiversity decline in Turkey was launched by Doğa Derneği (Nature Society), which is BirdLife International's affiliate in Turkey, UNDP Turkey and the Turkish Ministry of Environment and Forestry. Turkey's Nature Fund aims at initiating the most urgent conservation actions in 305 Key Biodiversity Areas identified by Doğa Derneği.

  • 01 Jul 2006
    Women in Politics Project launch

    UNDP's gender project 'Women in Politics' was launched on May 30th, 2006 at the policy advisory workshop, Local Policies on the Way to Gender Equality'. The workshop aimed to build on policy recommendations prepared by civil society partners of the UNDP to further the participation of women in politics in Turkey.

  • 01 Jul 2006
    More women in the parliament

    UNDP's gender project 'Women in Politics' was launched on May 30th, 2006 at the policy advisory workshop ‘Local Policies on the Way to Gender Equality'.

  • 01 Jul 2006
    Support to internally displaced in Turkey

    Within the framework of the Internally Displaced Persons' (IDP) Protection programme, training workshops for Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and Damage Assessment Commissions were held in Ankara and Mersin during June.

  • 01 Jul 2006
    Untapped demand for microfinance

    UNDP study reveals that there is a huge untapped savings potential among the lower income groups in Turkey.

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