Cihan Sultanoğlu at the European Parliament Roundtable on Central Asia
Feb 7, 2017
On the importance of UNDP's partnership with the European Union for Central Asia's sustainable development.
UNDP, Council of Europe Development Bank to boost Development Goals in Europe
Feb 6, 2017
UNDP and the Council of Europe Development Bank (CEB) agreed to extend their cooperation for another five years, aiming to scale up their support for achieving the SDGs in Southeastern Europe, Turkey, Moldova and Georgia.
UN and Partners Strengthen Commitment to Syrians and Neighbours Affected by Syria Crisis
Jan 24, 2017
United Nations agencies and NGO partners today appealed for US$4.63 billion in new funding to continue vital work in addressing the growing needs of refugees from Syria and communities hosting them in neighbouring countries. The vast majority of Syrian refugees fall below the poverty line and struggle to afford essentials such as food, rent and health care.
European Commission, UNDP to help enhance resilience to disasters in South-east Europe
Jan 24, 2017
The European Commission (EC) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) have launched an initiative to increase disaster preparedness in cities across seven countries and territories in the Western Balkans. UNDP, with EU funds, restored 4,640 homes, 133 public buildings, 145 communal infrastructure sites and revived local agriculture and economies.
Broad coalition comes together to boost gender equality in the Western Balkans and Turkey
Dec 13, 2016
The regional conference, held in Montenegro under the auspices of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), UN Women and the Council of Europe (12-13 December 2016), brought together a wide spectrum of partners in the region – from governments and parliaments to civil society – to identify concrete common challenges to the empowerment of women and gender equality that can be addressed through regional cooperation.
Head of UNDP Europe and CIS at gender in Western Balkans conference
Dec 12, 2016
Why keeping gender equality and women's empowerment high on the agenda is key to development in the Western Balkans.
Turkish movie stars join forces with UNDP to fight violence against women
Dec 1, 2016
Acclaimed Turkish actors Mert Fırat and Melisa Sözen are starring in a new UNDP advocacy video that takes on domestic violence in Turkey and the region with a powerful message: “Violence has no excuse”.
Kazakhstan senate gives Global Goals stamp of approval
Nov 23, 2016
Senators in Kazakhstan today unanimously endorsed the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), vowing to help finance and raise awareness of the goals among the general public, and promising to integrate them in nationwide development efforts.
It takes a village: Pensioners demand justice in Moldova
Nov 22, 2016
After the break-up of the Soviet Union, the archives of enterprises, or even of entire villages, perished. Thousands of people have paid social contributions, but as pension reform in Moldova drags on, their pensions remain minimal. Others can’t officially prove they worked their entire lives; they await retirement with despair.
Apostolos Andreas Monastery: a symbol of peace and cooperation in Cyprus
Nov 8, 2016
Apostolos Andreas Monastery has always been a glorious landmark of Cyprus. Now, thanks to a bi-communal restoration project, it is set to become a symbol of peace and co-operation between the Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot communities of Cyprus.