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  • 08 Mar 2011
    Message of UNDP Administrator Helen Clark on International Women's Day

    On this 100th International Women’s Day, we can dream of how the world can look if women have equal rights and opportunities to reach their full potential.

  • 07 Mar 2011
    The way forward: True gender equality

    Gender inequality is still a global epidemic. However, it is no longer acceptable to live in a world where young girls are taken out of school and forced into early marriage, where women’s employment opportunities are limited, and where the threat of gender-based violence is a daily reality.

  • 24 Jan 2011
    Footballer Iker Casillas appointed as UNDP's new Goodwill Ambassador

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) today appointed the World Cup-winning Spanish football goalkeeper Iker Casillas as a Goodwill Ambassador for the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). In this role, he will focus on issues affecting young people in developing countries, promoting poverty reduction, education and health.

  • 17 Jan 2011
    Training for local authorities in Ankara and Antalya

    A new in-service training programme will help strengthen the human resource capacities of local authorities. A thousand elected local representatives and 600 appointed managers are participating in the programme. Trainings include a variety of issues from project management to improvement of vision in cities.

  • 27 Dec 2010
    UN and Turkey sign Development Cooperation Strategy

    The Turkish Government and the United Nations System in Turkey signed the United Nations Development Cooperation Strategy (UNDCS) at a ceremony at the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs on 27 December 2010.

  • 15 Dec 2010
    Secretary General's message on the United Nations Day for South-South Cooperation

    On the United Nations Day for South-South Cooperation, we highlight the rich contribution of developing countries to our collective progress, and encourage collaboration among them in achieving further advances against hunger, poverty and other global ills.

  • 10 Dec 2010
    Statement by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay

    Since the United Nations was established over 60 years ago, there have been dramatic advances in crafting and implementing a system of universal human rights – rights which are, under international law, applicable to each and every one of us: old and young, male and female, rich and poor, whoever we are and wherever we are from.

  • 01 Dec 2010
    Corruption prevents development

    In his message for the International Anti-Corruption Day on 9 December 2010, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said "I call on business leaders worldwide to denounce corruption and to back their words with strict prohibitions against it.” Ban urged businesses around the world to strengthen their ties with the United Nations in the fight against anti-corruption.

  • 27 Nov 2010
    Significant improvement in income not enough for higher human development level

    In the 20th anniversary edition of the Human Development Report, the United Nations Development Programme’s (UNDP) newly adjusted Human Development Index (HDI) indicates that with a value of 0.679, Turkey is listed among countries in the “High Human Development” category, ranking 83rd out of 169 countries. Due to the methodological refinements, the 2010 country rankings are not comparable to those from previous years.

  • 25 Nov 2010
    International Day for the Elimination of Violance against Women

    In her message for the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on 25 November 2010, UNDP Administrator Helen Clark draws attention to the importance of continuous international commitment.

  • 10 Nov 2010
    International conference to fight corruption

    In an effort to contribute to Turkey’s intensified efforts to fight corruption and promote democratic governance, the Republic of Turkey Prime Ministry Inspection Board, UNDP Turkey and UNDP Bratislava Regional Centre are jointly organizing an “International Conference on Anti-corruption Measures in Turkey and Around the Globe” in Ankara on 1-2 December, 2010.

  • 05 Nov 2010
    World AIDS Day 2010 Universal Access and Human Rights

    In her message for World AIDS Day 2010, commemorated each year on 1 December, UNDP Administrator Helen Clark said: “As we mark another World AIDS Day, let us also reaffirm our commitment to services which are universally accessible and based on a human rights approach”.

  • 01 Nov 2010
    Energy Efficient Appliances in Turkey Project starts

    The Kick-off Meeting of “Market Transformation of Energy Efficient Appliances in Turkey Project” will be held on 7 December 2010 in Ankara.

  • 01 Oct 2010
    UNDP launches knowledge sharing tools to help businesses fight poverty

    Following the September world leaders’ anti-poverty summit that called on the private sector to further contribute to poverty eradication, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) launched a knowledge sharing platform to help boost efforts by companies to fight poverty on 1 October 2010.

  • 22 Sep 2010
    UNDP puts forward new approach to speed up progress on anti-poverty goals

    On September 22, 2010 the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) presented today the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) Acceleration Framework, an innovative approach designed to help countries identify and resolve barriers to eradicating extreme poverty, and achieving sustainable development.

  • 18 Sep 2010
    UNDP calls for USD 89M to help Pakistanis back on the road to recovery

    On September 17, 2010 the United Nations appealed for just over US$2 billion for humanitarian and early recovery needs for flood-ravaged Pakistan.

  • 05 Sep 2010
    Ozone layer protection: Governance and compliance at their best

    In his message for the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said: "Let us use the governance tools contained in the existing ozone and climate treaties to reduce environmental threats to sustainable development and human well-being."

  • 01 Sep 2010
    UNDP Turkey launches social media campaign

    UNDP Turkey has recently launched its own Twitter, Facebook and Flickr pages.

  • 01 Sep 2010
    How can we end poverty? Join the global conversation with the United Nations on Facebook

    In the run-up to the UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) Summit in September, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) will host a live, online Facebook conversation on the global fight against poverty and the actions required to achieve sustainable development.

  • 01 Sep 2010
    UNDP salutes anti-poverty photographers

    A photograph of female and male students in Pakistan working together on a circuit board in their engineering class was one of three winning photographs of a global anti-poverty photo contest.

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