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  • 01 Oct 2007
    Millennium Development Goals introduced

    “In order to achieve the Millennium Development Goals, governments, development partners, civil society and the private sector must work together in coherence” These words were echoed by Rıfat Hisarcıklıoğlu, Chairman of the Turkish Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges (TOBB) at the introductory meeting of the “Localizing the UN Millennium Development Goals in Turkey through the Local Agenda 21 Governance Network” Project implemented by TOBB and UNDP.

  • 01 Oct 2007
    New report on CSR in Turkey

    A new report on Turkey’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) practices will be launched on 23 October 2007 in Ankara.

  • 01 Oct 2007
    ICT works intensify (in Turkish)

    Almost all Turkish missions in North America and Europe realize their consular processes in a virtual environment. In the context of the “Dissemination of E-Consulate Module for Increased Efficiency in the Service Delivery of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs” Project implemented jointly by UNDP and the Ministry of Affairs in May 2006 with a budget of 1 million 200 thousand dollars, UNDP is helping the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) to upgrade its communication abilities between its offices abroad.

  • 01 Oct 2007
    MDG Journalism Awards

    The “Latin America and MDG 2007 Journalism Awards” contest – organized by UNDP and the Inter Press Service (IPS) news agency – that seeks Latin america’s best news articles on the Millennium Development Goals and that aims to encourage the regional media finalized on 28 September 2007 with seven winners.

  • 01 Sep 2007
    TOBB – UNDP Millennium Development Goals Best Practices Fund Application Guidelines

    The Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey (TOBB) in cooperation with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) will dissemiate the Application Guidelines of the “Millenium Development Goals Best Practices Fund” on 10 September 2007 at 10 am at the TOBB Building in Ankara.

  • 01 Sep 2007
    Culture blends with fashion

    Famous fashion designers joined hands to protect Southeastern Anatolia’s cultural heritages and to create new income opportunities for the region.

  • 01 Sep 2007
    Women insist on equality

    The urgency of moving in the direction of equal representation of men and women in the parliament has been the main focus of Local Agenda 21 (LA21) women councils in 2006-7.

  • 01 Sep 2007
    Sustainable development training for experts

    162 people in total from public institutions, non-governmental organizations and private sector took the ‘Sustainable Development Training’. The target is the evaluation of environment, economic growth and quality of human life within sectoral policies.

  • 01 Sep 2007
    Call for best practice examples

    The National Human Development Report that is being prepared in many countries around the world under the leadership of United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is being prepared in Turkey this year on “Youth”.

  • 01 Sep 2007
    International Youth Day celebrated

    The theme of this year’s International Youth Day that is being celebrated every year on 12 August since 1999 was “Be Seen, Be Heard: Youth Participation for Development”.

  • 01 Sep 2007
    Expanding rural infrastructure

    With the goal of improving rural sanitary infrastructure and enhancing village-level access to safe sanitation, the Sivas Erzincan Rural Development Project (SERDP) has embarked on an initiative to develop sanitation systems for 13 targeted villages in the provinces of Sivas and Erzincan.

  • 01 Aug 2007
    Towards new environment projects

    The second phase of the Small Investments Fund (SIF) jointly established by Bakü-Tbilisi-Ceyhan Company Environmental Investment Programme and UNDP has commenced as of June 2007.

  • 01 Aug 2007
    Environment tips for youth

    Take usable medicines you no longer need to pharmacies, which collect them for people in need. Shop virtually on the Internet to prevent pollution related to transportation. Repair things rather than throwing them away...' These are only a few of the recommendations in a training kit on responsible consumption prepared by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and UNESCO.

  • 01 Aug 2007
    Progress report on MDGs

    According to the The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) 2007 Report, despite recent advancements in all eight goals globally, some are needed to be given momentum in order to achieve them by 2015.

  • 01 Aug 2007
    Number of women doubled in the parliament

    The low number of women in Turkey's parliament has been causing Turkey to rank among the lowest compared to other countries in the Gender Empowerment Measure (GEM) published along with annual Global Human Development Reports.

  • 01 Aug 2007
    LDCs discussed globalization

    “If the current international rules continue as it is, poor countries will start to perish in the following 30 years”. These words were echoed by Harriet Schmidt, High Representative for United Nations Least Developed Countries (LDCs) at the “Making Globalization work for the Least Developed Countries” Conference held on 9-10 July 2007 in Istanbul.

  • 01 Aug 2007
    Closing the digital divide

    In an era where almost everything is controlled and operated by computers and digital equipment, not everyone is benefiting from the latest information and communication technology (ICT).

  • 15 Jul 2007
    TEB, UNDP and GYİAD are initiating a first with the youth-aimed micro credit implementation

    Turkish Economic Bank (TEB), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Young Managers and Businessmen’s Association (GYİAD) is realizing a first in the world by implementing the “micro credit” business model for Turkish youth in the 18-35 age group who wish to start and grow their own business.

  • 05 Jul 2007
    World Chambers Congress

  • 01 Jul 2007
    Sustainable development mobilization in Turkey

    Who would have known that the hardest pronounced and hardly remembered project title of the UNDP/Turkey would be well-understood and spread from mouth to mouth in the mountains of the eastern city of Erzurum, the primary schools of western city Bursa and the households of Central Anatolian city Kayseri...

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