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  • 01 Oct 2010
    Küre Mountains National Parks become a model in Europe

    One of Turkey’s 41 national parks, the Küre Mountains National Park, is on its way to becoming a member of European Protected Areas Network (PAN) Parks.

  • 01 Oct 2010
    Safeguarding cultural heritage

    A new activity led by UNESCO was undertaken in the scope of the UN Joint Programme Alliances for Culture Tourism in Eastern Anatolia aiming to spark the tourism sector in Kars.

  • 01 Sep 2010
    Turkey's new carbon registry

    A key step to integrate Turkey with global carbon markets was taken on 7 August 2010 by the Ministry of Environment and Forestry. With the newly established national carbon registry, projects developed and executed to reduce and contain greenhouse gas emissions and increase sinks can now be registered to avoid double counting as well as ensure market transparency and integrity.

  • 01 Sep 2010
    Argande walks the runway again

    Working at the Multifunctional Community Center in Batman for the past three years, mother of three Fatma, is one of the 145 southeastern women manufacturing apparel for Turkish fashion sector’s only social responsibility project, Argande.

  • 01 Sep 2010
    A new approach to forest management

    Forest Management and Planning Department Head Mustafa Yurdaer from the General Directorate of Forestry which is one of the key partners in the UNDP implemented “Enhancing Forest Protected Areas Management System in Turkey” project said that Küre Mountains National Park’s management will start form its buffer zone into the national park boundaries to protect its natural and cultural assets collectively.

  • 01 Sep 2010
    Making it happen by 2015

    Popularly referred to as the ‘MDG summit’ - the ‘High-level Plenary Meeting of the General Assembly, or HLPM – will take place from 20-22 September 2010 at UN Headquarters in New York. The summit is expected to undertake a comprehensive review of successes, best practices and lessons learned, obstacles and gaps, challenges and opportunities, “leading to concrete strategies for action”.

  • 01 Sep 2010
    Employment discussed at World Youth Congress

    UN Joint Programme “Growth with Decent Work for All: A Youth Employment Programme in Antalya” attended the 5th World Youth Congress.

  • 01 Sep 2010
    Bursa supports inclusive growth

    On August 6, 2010 the UNDP signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Turkey’s largest chamber of commerce and industry to support the development of South-East Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States.

  • 01 Aug 2010
    The youth work for e-transformation

    Living in the southeastern city of Şırnak where terror, inequality and poverty is abound, 22 year old Sibel has given computer classes to over 50 people, most of whom are women during the past 3 years.

  • 01 Aug 2010
    UN joins forces for women

    “Where women are educated and empowered, economies are more productive and strong. Where women are fully represented, societies are more peaceful and stable” said Secretary-General in his statement on July 2nd welcoming UN Women, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women.

  • 01 Aug 2010
    UNDP in action

    As the UN’s global development network, UNDP strives to make a real, concrete difference in the lives of the people whom it ultimately serves. UNDP’s most recent Annual Report UNDP in Action 2009/2010: Delivering on Commitments showcases results.

  • 01 Aug 2010
    Küre Mountains National Park is now open

    One of the 311 Key Biodiversity Areas in Turkey, Küre Mountains National Park is now welcoming visitors.

  • 01 Aug 2010
    Seyhan adapts to climate change

    A site visit to eight projects in the scope of Enhancing the Capacity of Turkey to Adapt to Climate Change UN Joint Programme on 8-10 July carried out by a delegation composed of the UN Resident Coordinator/UNDP Resident Representative Shahid Najam, representatives of the Ministry of Environment and Forestry’s Climate Department and representatives from the UN Joint Programme as well as the Small Grants Programme, signals that residents in the Seyhan River Basin are already running local climate change adaptation efforts with success.

  • 01 Jul 2010
    Climate models are necessary

    In the coming decades, it is predicted that the winter months in the eastern parts of Turkey will receive rainfall instead of snowfall and the rising temperatures will lead to snow melting earlier than usually is the case and leading to an increased runoff.

  • 01 Jul 2010
    Civilian oversight now more efficient in Turkey

    In Turkey, 180 administrators and police were trained and more than 800 people were familiarized with the notion of “civilian oversight” in workshops and conferences held in the scope of Improvement of Civilian Oversight of Internal Security Sector project which was successfully completed through a conference held with the participation of representatives from the Ministry of Interior, EU Delegation and UNDP, academics and the Project team on May 28, 2010 in Ankara.

  • 01 Jul 2010
    Women discuss institutionalization

    On 9-11 June 2010, women from 81 cities in Turkey gathered in Istanbul - under the Local Agenda 21 Programme (LA-21).

  • 01 Jul 2010
    Legal empowerment and access to justice for all

    With the “Development of Preventive Justice Programs for Legal Empowerment of the Citizens and Increased Access to Justice for All in Turkey” implemented jointly by the Ministry of Justice with support from UNDP Turkey, citizens in Turkey will now be well informed about their basic legal rights and practices. This new project aims to legally empower citizens and enhance their access to justice and was launched on 31 May 2010 in Ankara.

  • 01 Jul 2010
    Kars' worldwide tourism potential

    Offering experiences of the Katerina Chalet, a “wooden marvel” built without using a single nail; a journey along pine forests and bird tweets to the top of the Sarıkamış mountain using the best chair lift system in Turkey; exquisite opportunities for bird-watching around Kuyucuk Lake; a visit to Ani Antique City dating back to the Medieval Era, and finally the city center nestling some of the most elegant pieces of Ottoman and Seljuk architecture, Kars is positioning itself a global candidate to become a popular tourist destination.

  • 15 Jun 2010
    Helen Clark: "The stakes are high"

    “If we are to reach the MDGs by the target date, 2010 must spark five years of accelerated progress” said UNDP Administrator Helen Clark speaking at the launch of the new report What Will It Take To Achieve The Millennium Development Goals? An International Assessment in New York on 17 June 2010.

  • 15 Jun 2010
    Turkey has already achieved some goals

    Five years before the 2015 deadline, and Turkey has already achieved some of the globally agreed Millennium Development Goals according to the national Millennium Development Goals Report presented by Cevdet Yılmaz at the MDG+10 Conference in Istanbul from 9 to 10 June.

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