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  • 01 Dec 2011
    Volunteering is to be discussed in UN General Assembly

    On 5th of December, the International Year of Volunteering +10 (IYV+10) will culminate in the special session on volunteering in General Assembly meeting in New York.

  • 01 Dec 2011
    Teachers came together in climate classroom

    Teachers working in Seyhan River Basin came together in Climate Classroom which was a part of Training Programme on Adaptation to Climate Change.

  • 01 Dec 2011
    Support to Implementation of Local Administration Reform Project finalized

    Project for Support to Local Administration Reform has been finalized. The Project, which aimed at contributing to establishment of effective, transparent, inclusive and participatory local administration in Turkey, has been finalized on 2 December 2011 with the closing event in Ankara.

  • 01 Dec 2011
    PAN Parks Site Guide for Küre Mountains National Park is ready

    Küre Mountains National Park PAN Parks verification process, started in 2006, has reached its final stage as a result of GEF supported “Enhancing Forest Protected Areas Management System in Turkey Project” actions.

  • 01 Dec 2011
    Turkey's National Youth Employment Action Plan is ready

    The National Youth Employment Action Plan (NYEAP) whose drafting started in January 2010 to reduce youth unemployment in Turkey shared with public on 16 November 2011 in a meeting in Ankara where Namık Ata, Undersecretary of Minister of Labour and Social Security, UN Resident Coordinator Shahid Najam, International Labour Organization's Turkey Director Ümit Efendioğlu and heads of several national labour unions were present.

  • 01 Dec 2011
    'Volunteering matters – Light-up our world'

    UNV has launched a six week online initiative to mobilize volunteers around the world in marking International Volunteer Day (IVD) 2011 in 5th of December, under the title Volunteering Matters.

  • 01 Dec 2011
    TURSAB members visits Coruh Valley

    Members of Association of Turkish Travel Agencies or TÜRSAB made a visit to Erzurum including sites in the Coruh Valley.

  • 01 Dec 2011
    International year of forests activities of UNDP Turkey completed

    Within the framework of International Year of Forests 2011 Celebrations, GEF supported “Enhancing Forest Protected Areas Management System in Turkey Project” completed its 3 main activities listed in “Turkey’s 2011 International Forest Year Action Plan”.

  • 01 Dec 2011
    From the Representative: How the “Capacity to Adapt to Climate Change” is enhanced?*

    It has been 66 years since the spirit of international collaboration and the global commitment towards eradicating the problems that blight the world led to the formation of the United Nations.

  • 01 Dec 2011
    Climate Change Law for Turkey: 2012 and Beyond

    The Symposium on “Climate Change Law for Turkey: 2012 and Beyond” which is in the scope of Turkey’s Climate Change Second National Communication was held in Istanbul with a wide participation.

  • 01 Dec 2011
    Volunteer Turkey - Social Participation and Change Project

    Turkish National Agency has started to implement the “Volunteer Turkey – Social Participation and Change Project” within the scope of European Year of Volunteering 2011 in order to increase the value of volunteerism in Turkey.

  • 01 Dec 2011
    “For a More Just World, Stand by Me” Campaign

    “For a More Just World, Stand by Me” campaign has been initiated, in partnership of UNDP Turkey, UN Women and TGNA Equal Opportunities Commission for Man and Woman, in order to attract further attention to the issue of gender equality in Turkey.

  • 01 Dec 2011
    UN staff in Ankara meet children

    UN staff members joined UN Resident Coordinator Shahid Najam on 18th of November by volunteering personally for a non-governmental organisation TEGV (Türkiye Eğitim Gönüllüleri Vakfı or Turkey Education Volunteers Foundation), which is engaged in supporting primary educational for children nationwide and promotion of volunteerism.

  • 01 Dec 2011
    “Can the volunteerism be a remedy for global crisis?”

    First ever “United Nations State of the World’s Volunteerism Report” has been launched in New York on 5th of December 2011 at the United Nations General Assembly and in many countries around the world; a national launch in Turkey has taken place on the same day.

  • 01 Dec 2011
    Figo, Nedved and Referee Collina to join football stars in match against poverty

    Football stars will meet at the 9th Annual Match to support Horn of Africa famine relief.

  • 01 Dec 2011
    Transformation of Energy Efficient Appliances in Turkey Project was in the UK

    Within the framework of the Market Transformation of Energy Efficient Appliances in Turkey Project (EE Appliances), Study Tour has been realized between 14-18 November 2011 in United Kingdom (UK) with the aim of examining the best practices and sharing know-how on the Conformity Assessment and Testing of the Energy Efficient Appliances.

  • 01 Dec 2011
    Turkey’s concrete steps on adaptation to climate change

    Joint Programme on Enhancing the Capacity of Turkey to Adapt to Climate Change, which has started in 2008 under the coordination of Ministry of Environment and Urbanization and implemented by United Nations has completed.

  • 15 Nov 2011
    Barrier in poor's progress: Environment

    Environmental trends threaten global progress for the poor, warns 2011 Human Development Report Health, income advancement in developing countries jeopardized by inaction on climate change, habitat destruction. Report shows wealth and gender disparities linked to environmental hazards.

  • 15 Nov 2011
    Norway at top, DR Congo last

    2011 Human Development Index covers record 187 countries and territories, puts Norway at top, DR Congo last Inequalities lower HDI rankings for U.S., South Korea, others

  • 15 Nov 2011
    2011 Human Development Report announced Turkey increased Human Development Index value

    Development progress in the world’s poorest countries could be halted or even reversed by mid-century unless bold steps are taken now to slow climate change, prevent further environmental damage, and reduce deep inequalities within and among nations, according to projections in the 2011 Human Development Report, launched by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) here today.

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