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  • 01 Sep 2006
    Humanitarian aid to Lebanon

    With most Lebanese who fled the devastating month-long conflict in their homeland now having gone back to their homes, United Nations agencies on the ground have identified shortages of clean water and shelter as two of the most pressing needs faced by the hundreds of thousands of returnees.

  • 01 Sep 2006
    AIDS Conference Awards

    Five community groups from Ukraine, Bangladesh, Thailand, Zambia and Zimbabwe won the newly created ‘Red Ribbon' awards for their outstanding contributions as model local AIDS initiatives at the Toronto HIV/AIDS Conference, held between 12-18 August, 2006.

  • 01 Sep 2006
    UNDP Annual Report

    UNDP's 2006 Annual Report was published in July, with an introduction by Administrator Kemal Derviş.

  • 01 Sep 2006
    Grants for sustainable development projects

    A new grant programme within the framework of the "Integration of Sustainable Development with Sectoral Policies" project, conducted by UNDP in coordination with the State Planning Organisation and financed by the European Union, has been launched.

  • 01 Sep 2006
    Trainings on 'internally displaced'

    In order to engage non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in specific awareness-raising and capacity development for Internally Displaced Persons (IDP)-related issues, UNDP has been organizing training workshops with the Norwegian Refugee Council/Internal Displacement Monitoring Center (NRC/IDMC) in Turkey.

  • 01 Sep 2006
    GAP Project concludes

    The second phase of the ‘Reducing Socio-Economic Differences in Southeastern Anatolia' project is completed.

  • 01 Sep 2006
    Global facts and figures regarding HIV/AIDS

    Some important facts and figures about the situation in the world regarding HIV/AIDS

  • 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
    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.

  • 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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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.

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