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  • 01 May 2009
    Young lawmakers support change

    Responses to UNDP and the Ministry of Justice's survey concerning the Turkish Judiciary System have indicated that there is a strong desire especially among younger generations to restructure the High Council of Judges and Prosecutors (HSYK) to better represent the judiciary.

  • 01 May 2009
    Human Rights Declaration on Everest

    On April 1st, Mogens Jensen took off to the Himalayas where he will be highlighting the importance of Human Rights and the Millennium Development Goals.

  • 01 May 2009
    Human security handbook published

    The Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) Human Security Unit has recently published a handbook titled Human Security in Theory and in Practice: Application of the Human Security Concept and the United Nations Trust Fund for Human Security outlining a step-by-step strategy for developing, implementing and evaluating human security programmes and projects.

  • 01 Apr 2009
    Dervis quit post at UNDP

    On his last day, February 26, 2009, at UNDP, outgoing Administrator Kemal Derviş thanked the staff for their dedication to the goals of the organization and outlined some of the development challenges ahead.

  • 01 Apr 2009
    Women have a commission now!

    Efforts of the women's movement in Turkey continuing for 10 years have paid off with the approval of establishment of the “Woman-Man Equal Opportunities Commission” by the Grand National Assembly of Turkey.

  • 01 Apr 2009
    Applications for "Life Plus" start

    The “Life Plus Youth Programme”, which has been implemented since 2005 through the joint efforts of Coca-Cola Turkey and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), started the application process on 20 March 2009 for the 2009-2010 period.

  • 01 Apr 2009
    Urgent policy needed for the poor

    The report prepared by UNDP and Hacettepe University, which reveals that a policy focused on the poor is not implemented on the tariffs of water, electricity and natural gas, points out that unless precautions are taken, the poor will be burdened more after the privatization.

  • 01 Apr 2009
    Tourism sector of Kars will be strengthened

    Inception workshop for the “Alliances for Cultural Tourism in Eastern Anatolia” United Nations Joint Programme funded by Millennium Development Goals Achievement Fund was organized in Kars on 5 March 2009.

  • 01 Apr 2009
    UN's water report calls for urgent action

    Over 25,000 participants from 150 countries took part in the 5th World Water Forum, from March 16th to 22nd in İstanbul, making it the world’s biggest ever water-related event.

  • 01 Apr 2009
    Turkey progress towards the post-Kyoto

    The kick-off meeting of the “Capacity Building for Climate Change Management in Turkey" project was held on 24 March 2009 in Ankara.

  • 01 Apr 2009
    Global Compact Turkey network moves forward

    As the Steering Committee, which represents Turkey within the scope of the United Nations Global Compact activities in Turkey, held its first meeting this year, Yılmaz Argüden, chairman of ARGE Consulting, was selected as the representative of the Global Compact Local Network.

  • 01 Apr 2009
    Legislation of internal security assessed

    The meeting on "Legal Review of Civilian Oversight of Internal Security in Turkey and within selected European Union Countries" was held in Ankara on 27 March 2009.

  • 01 Apr 2009
    'Bailing out banks in the crisis is not enough"

    The economic crisis will increase the demand for justice among the poor, especially to protect their property, jobs, working conditions and their right to do business without extortion, according to economists and development experts taking part in a regional UN Development Programme meeting in Bangkok, Thailand in March.

  • 01 Apr 2009
    Turkey's intangible cultural heritage

    Home to Turkey’s most ancient cultural landmarks, three different activities were launched in the scope of the Cultural Alliances in Eastern Anatolia UN Joint Programme in Kars during June and July 2009.

  • 31 Mar 2009
    UNDP calls for the prevention of human development crisis

    The current global economic crisis, which began with the severe strains on the financial and banking system in parts of the developed world, now risks triggering a human development catastrophe in the world’s poorest countries.

  • 30 Mar 2009
    Applications for "Life Plus" started

    The “Life Plus Youth Programme”, which has been implemented since 2005 through the joint efforts of Coca-Cola Turkey and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), started the application process on 20 March 2009 for the 2009-2010 period.

  • 24 Mar 2009
    Turkey pushes the button for the post-Kyoto preparations

    The kick-off meeting of the “Capacity Building for Climate Change Management in Turkey Project” was held on 24 March 2009 in Ankara. The aim of the meeting was to align stakeholders' understanding of project objectives and activities at the first phase of the project.

  • 24 Mar 2009
    Women-Men Equal Opportunities Commission in Turkey

    After more than 12 years of struggling and lobbying, the specialized commission for Gender equality will be established at the Turkish Grand National Assembly with the name of “Women-Men equal opportunities commission”.

  • 11 Mar 2009
    The poor should be considered while pricing water and natural gas

    UNDP report “Taking Poverty into Consideration for Public Utilities Governance”, which was prepared in cooperation with Hacepette University’s Center for Market Economy and Entrepreneurship, was launched in Ankara on 11 March 2009 at a meeting open to the press.

  • 01 Mar 2009
    'I am here to give a speech, for I am a farmer'

    Development projects, despite their bureaucratic and long names, generally target poor people and the unemployed. These sorts of projects is generally managed by professional organizations. However, beneficiaries of the Small Investments Fund (SIF), created by UNDP and the Baku Tiblisi Ceyhan (BTC) Pipeline Company Environmental Investment Programme, are not professional project managers.

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