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  • 03 Dec 2009
    "I can manage my money"

    Through developing the financial awareness among young people in Turkey, the project which was launched to contribute to sustainable economies “I Can Manage My Money” has been introduced to the press.

  • 02 Dec 2009
    Women in Politics and Media Sensitization Panel

    United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Parliament Reporters’Association are organizing a one day Panel entitled Women in Politics and Media Sensitization at the Turkish Grand National Assembly (TGNA) on 3 December 2009, Thursday.

  • 01 Dec 2009
    On the road to Copenhagen

    Anthropogenic climate change, or climate change caused by humans, is dominating the global agenda. Leaders from 192 Countries that are members of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC) will work to establish a new global treaty to tackle the devastating effects of global warming at Conference of Parties (COP 15 ) to be held in Copenhagen from 7-18 December.

  • 01 Dec 2009
    A more accountable and independent judiciary

    Policy options advocating more independence, transparency and accountability in restructuring the current organization of the High Council of Prosecutors and Judges were presented in a third and final report issued jointly by the Ministry of Justice and the UNDP in the scope of Support to Judical Reform in the Perspective of Organizational Administration project.

  • 01 Dec 2009
    e-gov share 2009

    Information Communication Technology (ICT) has a vital role in sustainable human development.

  • 01 Dec 2009
    Mainstreaming human rights online

    Mainstreaming human rights within the UN system has been central to the series of UN reform efforts since 1997, when the former Secretary-General designated human rights as cross-cutting to the work of the organization. Known technically as the Human Rights Based Approach (HRBA), the wide range of knowledge and experience which the UN has accumulated on mainstreaming human rights during the past decade is now available to UN Practitioners, through a single entry point.

  • 01 Dec 2009
    Telemedicie recieves award

    Adıyaman Rural Telemedicine Project has been awarded the Mobile Application Award at the Turkish Informatics Associaton’s (TIA) annual IT Service Award ceremony in Ankara on 18 November.

  • 01 Dec 2009
    Global expertise for local challenges

    Following the first term of the Corporate Service Corps (CSC), IBM’s voluntary leadership initiative, IBM experts were in Mersin once again, to continue to find solutions to local socio-economic challenges by providing global expertise throughout the month of October.

  • 01 Dec 2009
    Time to wear red ribbons

    One of the most devastating epidemics in the history of man, AIDS has caused the premature death of 25 million people from 1981 to 2007.

  • 01 Dec 2009
    Dreams take center stage

    While singing the famous folk song Uzun İnce Bir Yoldayım (I am on a long narrow path) Şilay, was perhaps reflecting on the difficulties she faces daily as a disabled young woman.

  • 01 Dec 2009
    Dreams celebrate 2010

    Over 300 people welcomed 2010 at the Alternative New Year’s Party which took place on 28 December at the Ghetto night club in Istanbul.

  • 01 Nov 2009
    There's a village out there

    As the famous Turkish children’s song goes, “there’s a village out there that is ours, even though we’ve never been there yet...” There are several communities surrounding the very eastern province of Kars that many of even Turkish people haven’t visited yet, but they hold a considerable potential to develop the tourism sector in the entire Kars region.

  • 01 Nov 2009
    Fikirler Türkiye için yarışıyor

    Türkiye’de e-devlet uygulamalarının hayata geçirilmesinde sağlanan önemli ilerleme, yurttaşların yenilikçi e-devlet çözümleri önerecekleri bir yarışma ile yepyeni bir boyut kazanıyor.

  • 01 Nov 2009
    Millions are on the brink of poverty

    In a year stricken with global crises, progress towards poverty eradication has inevitably reversed. The recession has claimed at least 50 million jobs this year. As many as 100 million more people are expected to fall below the poverty line by the end of 2009.

  • 01 Nov 2009
    Mutual understanding and dialogue

    One of the most pressing issues raised following the launch event of security pilot models for Improvement of Civilian Oversight of the Internal Security Sector project was the promotion of mutual understanding and dialogue between the security sector and society.

  • 01 Nov 2009
    And the award goes to "Youth in Turkey"

    UNDP Turkey’s 2008 National Human Development Report entitled “Youth in Turkey” has been awarded the 2009 Human Development Excellence Awards for excellence in influencing national policy debate. The award was presented in a ceremony in Busan, South Korea on 26 October 2009.

  • 01 Nov 2009
    Women's place in Turkey is alarming

    Turkey shows promising progress in many areas, however when it comes to women’s place in society, Turkey is still far behind.

  • 01 Nov 2009
    Shifting migration paradigms

    Migration, most commonly known as people moving from one place to another, is often affiliated with negative outcomes in which people are forced to move as a result of war, conflict or lack of opportunities and services.

  • 01 Nov 2009
    Ideas compete for Turkey

    Turkey’s considerable progress in implementing e-government practices is taking on a spin with a new competition where citizens will be able to submit their ideas to offer innovative e-government solutions.

  • 01 Nov 2009
    Comprehensive project to strengthen marine and coastal protected areas in Turkey begins

    An inception workshop for “Strengthening Protected Area Network of Turkey: catalyzing Sustainability of Marine and Coastal Protected Areas” was held on Thursday, November 12, 2009. This new project aims to facilitate the expansion of the national system of marine and coastal protected areas and improve its management effectiveness.

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