New Horizons e-magazine

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  • 01 Jun 2012
    Training on EU eco-design and energy labeling directives

    Training of headquarters personnel of the Ministry of Science Industry and Technology (MoSIT) on implementation of EU Eco-design and Energy Labeling directives (train the trainers) has taken place between 25-27 April 2012 in Ankara.

  • 01 Jun 2012
    Decision to proceed with innovative R&D in insulation

    The two-year project on testing new approaches to the use of insulation materials has come to an end with a closing meeting in May. During the meeting, it was decided that the project’s activities will be developed and resumed.

  • 01 Jun 2012
    UNDP Goodwill Ambassador Antonio Banderas invites people to join the global conversation on Rio+20

    World renowned Spanish actor and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Goodwill Ambassador Antonio Banderas today launched a public service announcement aiming at inviting people to join the global conversation alongside the 2012 UN Conference on Sustainable Development “Rio+20”.

  • 01 Jun 2012
    Human development tour ends with Erzurum

    UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative Shahid Najam has toured of five universities in Turkey, starting in Istanbul and ending in Erzurum, to introduce the Human Development Report.

  • 01 Jun 2012
    R-4 Turkey Rafting Championship is to be held in Çoruh Valley

    R-4 Turkey Rafting Championship for Youth(U-21) and for Adult Men and Women included within the Federation of Developing Sports’ activity programme of the year 2012, will be held in Tortum Lake in Uzundere district of Erzurum in June.

  • 01 Jun 2012
    A new director for UNDP’s Istanbul Center

    Dr. Simona Marinescu, Director for the UNDP’s Istanbul International Center for Private Sector in Development (IICPSD) has taken the office.

  • 01 Jun 2012
    Turkey represented in the UN Global Compact Board

    Güler Sabancı, chairperson of Sabanci Holding was appointed in April by Ban Ki-moon, the UN Secretary General to serve a three years term as one of the 14 new members of the UN Global Compact Board.

  • 01 Jun 2012
    Kars tourism website

    Under the UN Joint Programme Alliances for Culture Tourism in Eastern Anatolia, an official website has been developed.

  • 01 Jun 2012
    Küre Mountains National Park studies presented in Biodiversity Symposium

    Scientific studies realized in the Küre Mountains National Park and the works conducted within the GEF funded “Enhancing Forest Protected Areas Management System in Turkey” Project were introduced at the “Biodiversity Symposium” organized in Ankara on 22-23 May 2012.

  • 01 Jun 2012
    UN Joint Programme YEM study visit to the Netherlands

    A study visit to the Netherlands has been organized in May within the scope of the “UN Joint Programme Growth with Decent Work for All: National Youth Employment Program and Pilot Implementation in Antalya.”

  • 01 Jun 2012
    Count Down for Gender Equality Has Started Campaign

    Within the context of the Joint Program on Fostering and Enabling Environment for Gender Equality in Turkey, being implemented under the partnership of United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Turkey and Turkish Grand National Assembly (TGNA) Equal Opportunities Commission for Man and Woman, the campaign titled “Count Down for Gender Equality” under the theme of “For a More Just World, Stand by Me” started to be introduced through Information and Experience Sharing Platforms.

  • 01 May 2012
    Youth associations are active in Erzurum

    Youth associations, founded and supported within the scope of Tourism Development in Eastern Anatolia Project (TDEAP) to improve young people’s social and cultural lives in rural areas, are organizing activities to raise awareness in the potential of Erzurum’s and Coruh Valley’s nature based and outdoor activities.

  • 01 May 2012
    Çoruh Valley: A new tourism destination

    Meetings were held with national and international tour operators, agencies and tourism press in the leading tourism fairs organized in the last few months.

  • 01 May 2012
    The sustainable economy for Foça SEPA and Ayvalık Islands Nature Park

    The sustainable economic activities that can be realized in the Foça Special Environmental Protection Area and Ayvalık Islands Nature Park were assessed at the meetings in Ayvalık and Foça on April 12th and 13th with the participation of the local stakeholders in the context of the Strengthening the System of Marine and Coastal Protected Areas of Turkey Project.

  • 01 May 2012
    Climate change research projects share information

    The meeting on "Information Sharing on Climate Change Research Projects" has been held in Ankara in April within the scope of the “Enabling Activities for the Preparation of Turkey’s Second National Communication to the United Nations Convention Framework on Climate Change” Project.The meeting on "Information Sharing on Climate Change Research Projects" has been held in Ankara in April within the scope of the “Enabling Activities for the Preparation of Turkey’s Second National Communication to the United Nations Convention Framework on Climate Change” Project.

  • 01 May 2012
    Turkey is on the way of OECD DAC Membership

    Turkish International Cooperation Agency (TIKA), OECD Development Cooperation Directorate and UNDP organized a joint “Aid Management Seminar” on 19-20 April in Ankara.

  • 01 May 2012
    Dreams Academy learns English with British Council

    Cooperation Project with British Council was put into practice in the new term of Dreams Academy.

  • 01 May 2012
    Preventive diplomacy: Not an option, a necessity*

    If human rights and development are two pillars of the United Nations work, peace is the third.

  • 01 May 2012
    First Pan Parks in Turkey: Küre Mountains National Park

    Küre Mountains National Park is certified as PAN Parks as a result of Global Environment Facility (GEF) supported “Enhancing Forest Protected Areas Management System in Turkey Project” activities.

  • 01 May 2012
    UN Under-Secretary-General, Rebeca Grynspan visited Turkey

    UN Under-Secretary-General and UNDP Associate Administrator, Ms. Rebeca Grynspan, held ofiicial talks in Ankara during her visit to Turkey in April.

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