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  • 01 Aug 2008
    NGOs want to be heard

    In Turkey, many NGOs and local authorities feel that they can not make their voices heard in decision-making and law-making processes.

  • 01 Aug 2008
    New youth academy awaits its students

    The first step of a new academy for future leaders has been taken in Turkey.

  • 01 Aug 2008
    Ingredients for successful growth

    Fast, sustained growth is not a miracle – it is possible for developing countries, as long as their leaders are committed to achieving it and take advantage of the opportunities provided by the global economy.

  • 01 Aug 2008
    Kuyucuk is discovering its ecologic wealth

    Although the Kuyucuk Lake in Kars, Eastern Anatolia is under protection, there are still traces of poaching, degradation of riperian flora due to overgrazing, reed cutting by the villagers and leakage of organic substances into the lake from nearby agricultural areas.

  • 01 Aug 2008
    Human Development Dialogue starts in Turkey

    A website for Human Development Dialogue supported by the United Nations and World Bank in Turkey has been recently launched.

  • 01 Aug 2008
    Call for doing business with the poor

    Creating Value for All: Strategies for Doing Business with the Poor, a new and groundbreaking report recently released by the UN Development Programme (UNDP) offers strategies and tools for companies to expand beyond traditional business practices and bring in the world’s poor as partners in growth and wealth creation.

  • 01 Aug 2008
    2008 report on least developed countries

    The Least Developed Countries 2008 Report states that although the least developed countries (LDCs) have achieved their strongest growth performance in 2005 and 2006 exceeding the 7% target, this growth has failed to translate into poverty reduction efforts and has only slowly improved the well-being of LDCs.

  • 08 Jul 2008
    Presentation at the Launch of the Growing Inclusive Markets Report

  • 01 Jul 2008
    Adapting Turkey to climate change

    The first project dedicated to climate change adaptation in Turkey was launched on 10 June 2008 in Adana, southern Turkey.

  • 01 Jul 2008
    Hemite is producing biogas

    Hemite, a village in Osmaniye, in southern Turkey is interpenetrated with wastes... The animal excretion that is being left in the village uncontrolled has significant impacts on human health and the environment.

  • 01 Jul 2008
    Mediation in criminal justice system

    The Turkish Ministry of Justice and UNDP hosted a two-day workshop to launch the Project for the Development of Practice of Mediation in Criminal Justice System of Turkey on 12 June 2008 in Ankara.

  • 01 Jul 2008
    Global solidarity for food crisis

    The globally soaring food prices brought together world leaders at a high-level conference on food security titled “Challenges of Climate Change and Bioenergy” on 3-5 June 2008 in Rome, Italy.

  • 01 Jul 2008
    Global Compact Turkey Network convenes

    On 10 June 2008, a conference on the current procedures of the Global Compact Network was organized by the Turkish Quality Association (Kalder) at Istanbul Bilgi University.

  • 01 Jul 2008
    Making the law work for everyone

    Four billion people — the majority of people living on our planet — are robbed of the chance to build a better life for themselves because they are excluded from the rule of law.

  • 18 Jun 2008
    ‘Black Sea Pack’ Partnership Forum

  • 18 Jun 2008
    "Black Sea Pack" partnership forum

    UNDP, in partnership with the Istanbul Chamber of Commerce, is organizing the first Black Sea Partnership Forum for the Packaging Industry, the ‘Black Sea Pack’, in Istanbul, 18-19 June, 2008.

  • 08 Jun 2008
    Leveraging Cultural and Natural Heritage for Development: The UN Experience in Turkey

  • 06 Jun 2008
    Adapting Turkey to climate change

    The first project dedicated to climate change adaptation in Turkey will be launched on 10 June 2008. The project is supported by the Millennium Development Goal Achievement Fund (MDG-F) jointly established by the Government of Spain and UNDP.

  • 01 Jun 2008
    Call for a youth policy in Turkey

    In early May, 44 youth NGOs came together and issued a call for the Turkish government to develop a youth strategy for Turkey.

  • 01 Jun 2008
    One young person for each assembly

    The Local Agenda 21 National Youth Parliament that convened for the fourth time in Ankara on 17-20 May 2008 initiated a campaign designed for the local elections in 2009.

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