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  • 01 Jul 2012
    Rio+20 and sustainable development goals

    The UN Sustainable Development Conference held in Rio in late June has recognized the importance and utility of a set of sustainable development goals. The goals should address and incorporate in a balanced way all three dimensions of sustainable development and their interlinkages.

  • 01 Jul 2012
    Rio+20 'When the speeches are over'

    UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged world leaders to build on the commitments they made during the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) to achieve economic, environmental and social prosperity for people all over the world.

  • 01 Jul 2012
    Turkey's sustainable development report: Claiming the future

    Turkey has prepared a report entitled “Turkey’s Sustainable Development Report: Claiming the Future” within the context of national preparations for Rio+20 Conference with a participatory and transparent process.

  • 01 Jul 2012
    UNDP proposes human development measure of sustainability

    In a high-level forum at the UN Conference on Sustainable Development, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) presented the conceptual groundwork for a future “Sustainable Human Development Index,” which would recognize the cost of human development to future generations.

  • 01 Jul 2012
    Climate change is degrading marine habitats

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) released a new publication on the risks from climate change on Large Marine Ecosystems (LMEs).

  • 01 Jul 2012
    "From Rio to 2015 and beyond: Charting a course for a fairer world"

    Countries at the Rio + 20 summit must work together on a "people-based" approach to social, economic and environmental sustainability on both the international and local level, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, and UNDP Administrator Helen Clark told a high-level forum at the Rio conference today.

  • 01 Jul 2012
    Training on Management of Market Surveillance Programme

    Training of headquarters personnel of the Ministry of Science, Industry and Technology (MoSIT) on Management of Market Surveillance Programme took place in June in Ankara.

  • 01 Jul 2012
    The pulse of Turkey has been checked by the climate change awareness survey

    66% of the population is concerned about climate change problem. According to research, the public is ready to act and change their lifestyle in order to reduce the effects of climate change.

  • 01 Jul 2012
    Corporate sustainability commitments in Rio

    Rio+20 Corporate Sustainability Forum clearly demonstrated that the private sector is ready to take the lead for sustainable development, for the sake of the sustainability of their businesses, too.

  • 01 Jul 2012
    UNDP contributes two articles to Economics and Society Magazine

    The head of UNDP Helen Clark and Resident Representative in Turkey Shahid Najam have contributed articles to the June issue of Economics and Society Magazine.

  • 01 Jul 2012
    Küre Mountains National Park Model Implementation Programme completed with success

    The ‘’Model Implementations Program’’ that aimed to show a successful example in Küre Mountains National Park and the surrounding buffer zone has been completed.

  • 01 Jul 2012
    "Work and Proffesion Consultants Capacity Building" Project started

    İŞKUR (Turkish Employment Agency) has begun a project in order to give Occupational Counselling to individuals, with the aim of targeting Turkey’s main problem of unemployment in a new and more efficient manner.

  • 01 Jul 2012
    'Without healthy soil, life is unsustainable'

    The Ministry of Forestry and Water Affairs has organized a meeting in Ankara together with the Turkish International Cooperation and Development Agency (TIKA), UN Convention on Desertification (UNCCD) Secretariat and other partners to mark the World Day to Combat Desertification.

  • 01 Jul 2012
    The MCPA Project supported the founding of fishermens cooperative

    A Fishery Co-operative was founded in Muğla Selimiye with the support and encouragement of Strengthening the System of Marine and Coastal Protected Areas of Turkey Project.

  • 01 Jul 2012
    TaTuTa farms gathering in Çoruh Valley

    The first regional gathering of TaTuTa Farms in 2012 took place in Uzundere, Erzurum in early June, and has been hosted by the TaTuTa farms which are located in Coruh Valley.

  • 01 Jul 2012
    'For my country: Barrier free life'

    In the sixth year of its “For my Country” Project which began in 2006, Koç Holding is working with UNDP to bring to life the “For My Country: Barrier Free Life” Project.

  • 01 Jul 2012
    Küre Mountains National Park at the Rio+20 Conference

    Setting an example as one of the 25 best practice examples of Turkey, The Küre Mountains National Park activities were promoted to thousands of participants of the UN Sustainable Development Conference in the Brasilian city of Rio de Janeiro (Rio +20) by way of speeches, posters, brochures and short films.

  • 01 Jul 2012
    Business and Development Awards announced at Rio+20

    Eleven companies received the 2012 World Business and Development Awards (WBDA) for their efforts to improve living standards in some of the world’s most disadvantaged communities.

  • 01 Jun 2012
    Training of energy officials on operation of Market Monitoring System

    Training of DG for Renewable Energy of the Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources staff on Operation of Market Monitoring System has taken place on 25 April in Ankara.

  • 01 Jun 2012
    CSR seminar in Mersin

    Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) seminars of UNDP and Rotary continue in May with Mersin.

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