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Turning policies into action: eliminating gender-based violence against women and girls in Central Asia

UNDP, UN Women, UNFPA and UNICEF, in partnership with the Government of Kyrgyzstan, are organizing a regional conference to turn policies into action in combatting all forms of violence against women…  

Istanbul Innovation Days: #NextGenGov

Breakthrough to 2030: What is the reality of global development in 2018 and how can we join forces to advance Agenda 2030?  

Disaster risk reduction financing regional conference

The conference will bring together governments, practitioners and experts to better understand global trends of disaster financing market development and opportunities for the RBEC region.  

Istanbul Development Dialogues 2018: Breakthrough to 2030

Breakthrough to 2030: What is the reality of global development in 2018 and how can we join forces to advance Agenda 2030?  


Istanbul Innovation Days

An annual gathering that seeks to explore and accelerate organizational learning of the emerging trends and approaches to development and policy making.  

Parliamentarians for gender equality and women's empowerment

This regional conference will explore solutions to increase women’s presence in politics and increase the accountability of parliaments with respect to promoting gender equality.  

Goals for Goals 2017

A historic football match pits Galatasaray legends and against a UNDP team of international players to raise awareness about the Global Goals and raise money for Syrian refugees.  

Istanbul Development Dialogues 2017: Risk and resilience

This IDD will focus on risk and resilience, notions that will encourage participants to discuss the economic, political, social and environmental shocks that are taking place across the planet, their…  


Advancing the Gender Equality Agenda in the Western Balkans and Turkey

Key actors in governments, parliaments, civil society and international organizations came together the discuss the successes and challenges in fulfilling pre-accession gender equality standards in…  

Migration, Displacement, and Community Resilience Conference

The conference explored ways to strengthen the resilience of the affected communities through longer-term development investments in the region.  

Regional Human Development Report 2016

The Regional Human Development Report 2016 explains how—despite relatively equal distributions of income, broad access to social services, and small gender disparities—many countries of this region…  

Prevention of Violent Extremism: Dushanbe 2016

A meeting to advance understanding of, and effective preventative measures against, radicalization that leads to violent extremism in Central Asia and the broader region, with a particular emphasis on…  

Istanbul Development Dialogues 2016

The dialogue explored recent developments in research and analysis on inequalities and programming to address them in the region.  


Dialogue on inequalities

The Dialogue on Inequalities brought together representatives of UNDP and partner organizations from some two dozen countries, to focus on issues of inequalities in the developing and transition…  

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