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  • 05 Oct 2009
    In 182 countries uneven progress and inequality in health, wealth and education persist

    Despite progress in many areas over the last 25 years, the disparities in people’s well-being in rich and poor countries continue to be unacceptably wide, according to the Human Development Index (HDI) released today as part of the 2009 Human Development Report (HDR). This year’s HDI, a summary indicator of people’s well-being—combining measures of life expectancy, literacy, school enrolment and GDP per capita—was calculated for 182 countries and territories, the most extensive coverage ever.

  • 05 Oct 2009
    Migration complements development but not a substitute for domestic programmes

    Migration can make an important contribution to development at home, but is not an alternative to efforts by developing countries to achieve growth and improve human well-being, according to the 2009 Human Development Report launched here today.

  • 05 Oct 2009
    Women migrants: Equal numbers, disproportionate challenges

    2009 Human Development Report calls for extending rights and removing unfair practices.

  • 05 Oct 2009
    Gains and risks are highest for poorest migrants

    2009 Human Development Report calls for policies that provide access and better treatment to low-skilled migrants.

  • 05 Oct 2009
    Human Development Report proposes key reforms to enhance gains from migration

    Governments should undertake a series of policy reforms to maximize the benefits of migration and to better ensure the rights of migrants, according to the Human Development Report launched here today.

  • 05 Oct 2009
    Migration can greatly benefit Europe

    Reforming migration policies and opening legal channels will benefit Europe and address the problem of a shrinking and aging population, according to the 2009 Human Development Report launched here today.

  • 01 Oct 2009
    In search of lost tales

    They are, a society with a nomadic lifestyle that has become a major part of the Anatolian cultural mosaic, who have brought their rich historical heritage to present day... With their numbers left barely in the hundreths, the Yoruks with their doomed nomadic heritage are now facing the extinction of their oral literature.

  • 01 Oct 2009
    Turkey as an emerging donor

    Turkey has come a long way in terms of development aid. These aids, achieved through rapidly increasing budgets, have greatly contributed to Turkey’s emerging role as a donor.

  • 01 Oct 2009
    Narrowing MDG Gaps

    Time is running out. The current state of the global economy, experiencing its severest downturn since the Great Depression of the 1930s, is likely to hinder progress towards the countdown to 2015. Bridging implementation gaps by taking immediate measures are essential if the Millenium Development Goals (MDGs) are to be met by the target date.

  • 01 Oct 2009
    National efforts for a climate deal

    Shifted to the full negotiation mode in Poznan last year, the international community is gearing up for the upcoming Conference of Parties (COP15) in Copenhagen this December at which an ambitious and effective international climate change deal is to be sealed for the Post-2012.

  • 01 Oct 2009
    Overcoming barriers

    UNDP’s 2009 Global Human Development Report, which will be launched on 5 October, draws attention the large gains migration can bring to human development once the barriers constraining human movement are lifted.

  • 01 Oct 2009
    UN4U

    Around the world, UN Information Centres (UNICs) and UN Country Team (UNCT) colleagues are being encouraged to reach out to educational institutions in their locations by speaking at local schools on or around 24 October 2009 to celebrate the 64th anniversary of the United Nations Charter marking the establishment of the organization.

  • 01 Oct 2009
    Social change by arts

    Leading musicians from different cultural, social and ethnic backgrounds and talented disabled and socially disadvantaged artists come together to perform under Social Inclusion Band. Social Inclusion Band is an international social responsibility initiative which voices its motto as “Social Change by Arts”.

  • 01 Oct 2009
    Overcoming barriers: Human mobility and development

    Human development is about putting people at the centre of development. It is about people realizing their potential, increasing their choices and enjoying the freedom to lead lives they value. Since 1990, annual Human Development Reports have explored challenges including poverty, gender, democracy, human rights, cultural liberty, globalization, water scarcity and climate change.

  • 24 Sep 2009
    Applications for 2nd Organized Industrial Zone in Şanlıurfa to open in November

    The new 2nd Organized Industrial Zone in Şanlıurfa to be established within scope of the Industrial Restructuring of Şanlıurfa Project financed under European Union – Turkey Pre Accession Financial Cooperation Programme, which aims at increasing the competitiveness of the industry of Şanlıurfa, will be ready for occupancy of highly competitive companies in the first quarter of 2010.

  • 08 Sep 2009
    International Literacy Day

    In a world where knowledge and communication are the essential prerequisites of a decent life, it is a shocking fact that 776 million individuals – almost one in every six people in the world – are still illiterate.

  • 01 Sep 2009
    Eastern motifs in Istanbul's streets

    This season, women in Istanbul will be adorned with motifs from the east handmade onerously by the women of South East Anatolia as their work will proudly be displayed in the windows of Mudo stores under the Argande brand.

  • 01 Sep 2009
    Sustainable and smart solutions for Mersin

    “As the world gets ‘smarter’ everyday, we are aware of the importance of creating a common mind and being beneficial to the society” by working together to look for “sustainable and smarter solutions” said Eray Yüksek, the General Manager of IBM Türk.

  • 01 Sep 2009
    Men and women of courage

    The people behind the scenes, the men and women of courage who risk their lives to make a difference in the lives of the most vulnerable, have been honored for the first time this year on August 19.

  • 01 Sep 2009
    Erzurum security forces establish empathy

    In Erzurum, one of Turkey’s Eastern provinces, instead of taking action after an incident, security forces take precautionary measures to prevent crime and diminish factors which cause it. Applied under the security forces’ Community Policing Unit, this initiative represents a move from a reactionary to a precautionary security model, exemplifying one of the fundamental goals of the Improvement of Civilian Oversight of Internal Security Sector project, launched in November 2007.

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