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  • 01 Jul 2013
    A new project launched for a cleaner and safer environment

    A new project aiming to eliminate current legacies of persistent organic pollutants (POPs) which are highly toxic chemicals, causing an array of adverse effects among humans, animals and environment launched at a kick-off meeting in Ankara at the beginning of June.

  • 01 Jul 2013
    Dreams Academy is in Kaş now

    Dreams Academy, which is built jointly by UNDP, Alternative Life Association and Vodafone Turkey Association in İstanbul, is now opened in Çukurbağ Village of Kaş.

  • 01 Jul 2013
    “No spear-fishing” warning from Underwater Research Society

    “Responsible Fishing” project implemented by the Underwater Research Society (SAD), Datça-Bozburun Special Environmental Protection Area (SEPA) is under an intense pressure of spear-gun fishing due to the increase in illegal fishing activities.

  • 01 Jul 2013
    UNDP’s Annual Report for 2012-2013 published

    UNDP’s 2012-2013 Annual Report which showcases how UNDP delivers results through its programmes, touched upon Every Drop Matters project which is a water partnership initiative run by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and The Coca-Cola Company.

  • 01 Jun 2013
    "Green Oscars" for Mediterranean Conversation Society and Kuzey Doğa Society

    Zafer Kızılkaya, the chairman of the Mediterranean Conservation Society (AKD), and Dr. Çağan Şekercioğlu, the President of the Kuzey Doğa Society, were granted the Whitley Award, a prestigious international nature conservation prize known as the “Green Oscar”.

  • 01 Jun 2013
    Second International Jazz Day hosted by İstanbul

    The United Nations kicked off celebrations for the second International Jazz Day, with a concert in Aya İrini Museum in Istanbul, along with other performances and educational programmes across the world highlighting the musical genre’s role as a powerful tool for peace, dialogue and cooperation.

  • 01 Jun 2013
    UN Development Chief again named one of the world's 100 most powerful women

    Forbes Magazine has named UN Development Chief Helen Clark one of the world’s 100 most powerful women for a ninth year, citing her focus on gender equality to promote sustainable growth and reduce poverty.

  • 01 Jun 2013
    Global food prices rise for second month

    World food prices rose for a second straight month, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) today said, while global production of coarse grains could set a new record this year with strong growth also projected for global wheat and rice production.

  • 01 Jun 2013
    The most comprehensive training targeting forest engineers

    Training on “Project Cycle Management” targeting forest engineers working in public institutions, private sector and NGOs was conducted by Chamber of Forest Engineers in collaboration with United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

  • 01 Jun 2013
    Ban: We can achieve water secure future

    UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said water and biodiversity are two crucial issues that international community should deal with in a period where target date for Millennium Development Goals is approaching and post 2015 development agenda is determined.

  • 01 Jun 2013
    First results from ‘My World’ survey announced

    According to the first results from ‘My World’ survey, to which over 560,000 citizens from 194 countries participated, “a good education”, “better health care” and “an honest and responsive government” are the top trending issues.

  • 01 Jun 2013
    Protocol for the establishment of GAP Energy Efficiency Incubation Centre signed in Gaziantep

    As a result of eight-month consultation period on conceptualization of the business model of a incubation centre, the GAP Regional Development Administration, Gaziantep Chamber of Industry and Gaziantep University signed a protocol for the establishment and operationalization of the GAP Energy Efficiency Incubation Centre (GAP EEIC) in Gaziantep.

  • 01 Jun 2013
    Responsible consumer movement for responsible fishing from SAD

    The “consumer” dimension of the issue is being evaluated through the survey within the context of the Responsible Fishing project of the Underwater Research Society (SAD).

  • 01 Jun 2013
    Energy Efficient School Building presented at the conference on best practices in education

    Ministry of National Education, one of the project partners of Promoting Energy Efficiency in Buildings project, presented the energy efficient school building, which is designed within the integrated building design approach, at the conference on Best Practices in Education.

  • 01 Jun 2013
    E-learning is launched for the protection areas

    E-learning implementation under the scope of the Strengthening the System of Marine and Coastal Protected Areas of Turkey project is launched. E-learning implementation can be reached via egitim.dka.gov.tr and participants will be provided with a certificate.

  • 01 Jun 2013
    6000 Volunteers in 20 cities said 'Let's do it Turkey!'

    In one day, 6000 volunteers from 20 cities collected 30 tons of illegal waste. This is what was achieved during ‘Let’s Do It!’ Turkey campaign, a 1-day cleaning up event that took place in Turkey in May.

  • 01 Jun 2013
    Applications to Sustainable Tourism Support Fund has ended

    Call for proposal for the application of concept notes under the scope of Future is in Tourism - Sustainable Tourism Support Fund Project has ended.

  • 01 Jun 2013
    Argande back to where it is born

    National and international partners who have supported the project came together in an organization in Southeastern Anatolia within the context of second phase of the ‘Innovations for Women's Empowerment in Southeast Anatolia’ project.

  • 01 Jun 2013
    UN Secretary General visited the Black Sea Box project in Sochi

    The UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon attended a Black Sea Box lecture, which is an environmental education kit with students, in one of the secondary schools in Sochi.

  • 01 Jun 2013
    Countdown for the ghost nets

    The dives for pulling out the ghost fishing nets, which are located in the context of the “Ghost Net Hunters Project” under the support of the Strengthening the System of Marine and Coastal Protected Areas of Turkey project and GEF Small Grants Programme (SGP), are launched.

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