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  • 15 Nov 2010
    Higher income is not enough for human development

    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.

  • 15 Nov 2010
    The 2010 Human Development Report is introduced in Turkey

    UNDP’s 2010 Human Development Report titled The Real Wealth of Nations: Pathways to Human Development was introduced at a seminar organized in the scope of the UN, World Bank and Middle East Technical University joint initiative Human Development Dialogue on 4 November 2010 at Middle East Technical University in Ankara.

  • 01 Nov 2010
    Volunteering for Malatya

    On October 9th 2010, 14 IBMers from 8 different countries came to Malatya to voluntarily undertake four strategic projects for the province’s socio-economic development in cooperation with the Fırat Development Agency.

  • 01 Nov 2010
    CSR awards to two UNDP projects

    The “Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Solutions Marketplace” event, supported by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) took place at Kadir Has University in İstanbul on 15 October 2010.

  • 01 Nov 2010
    HDR 2010: The real wealth of nations

    The first Human Development Report in 1990 opened with the simply stated premise that has guided all subsequent Reports: “People are the real wealth of a nation.”

  • 01 Nov 2010
    Gender equality training at the TGNA

    Onur Çekiç and Esma Arslan, are two of the 75 legislative experts who attended the gender mainstreaming trainings organized jointly by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM) and coordinated by the Equal Opportunities Commission for Women and Men (KEFEK) and the Legislative Experts Association (YUDER) at the Turkish Grand National Assembly (TGNA) in Ankara between 4-19 October 2010.

  • 01 Nov 2010
    Climate change certificates awarded

    With the completion of the “Climate Change, Adaptation Policies and Turkey” certified training programme in Ankara on 15 October 2010, Turkey gained 33 more climate change expert candidates.

  • 01 Nov 2010
    Support to villagers on the Küre Mountains

    Contributing to the Enhancing Forest Protected Areas Management System project, where the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is the implementing partner, the General Directorate of Forest-Village Relations (ORKÖY), has been providing loans for solar energy and water heating systems to over 175 families in Kastamonu and Bartın.

  • 01 Nov 2010
    A tale of four seasons: Küre Mountains

    National Geographic Turkey featured a spread on Küre Mountains National Park in its October 2010 issue.

  • 01 Nov 2010
    New building for the Dreams Academy

    Carrying out its work in ateliers designated by İstanbul’s Beşiktaş Municipality for the past two years, the Dreams Academy will now continue its activities at its new building in Ataşehir, located in Istanbul’s Anatolian side.

  • 01 Oct 2010
    United to achieve the MDGs

    “This summit has laid a solid foundation for the progress we need in our quest to achieve the Millennium Development Goals by the internationally agreed deadline of 2015” said UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in his closing statement for the High Level Plenary Meeting in New York on 20-22 September, 2010.

  • 01 Oct 2010
    Küre Mountains National Parks become a model in Europe

    One of Turkey’s 41 national parks, the Küre Mountains National Park, is on its way to becoming a member of European Protected Areas Network (PAN) Parks.

  • 01 Oct 2010
    Come on girls let's take pictures

    A photography contest titled “Catch Climate Change” was organized by the British Council to raise awareness about climate change. Photographs taken in the scope of Come on Girls Let’s Take Pictures, were exhibited at the contest’s awars ceremony at Istanbul’s Bahçeşehir University on 28 September 2010.

  • 01 Oct 2010
    One day on earth

    On October 10, 2010, people across the world participating in the “One Day on Earth” project will capture an unprecedented global video snapshot of a single 24-hour period.

  • 01 Oct 2010
    Observing the birds soaring over Çoruh

    Located in north eastern Turkey, the Çoruh river is one of the fastest flowing rivers in the world. The valley surrounding the river harbours the climatic conditions of the Black Sea, Mediterranean, and Central Anatolia, and thanks to limited human activity, its natural riches have been well preserved.

  • 01 Oct 2010
    Safeguarding cultural heritage

    A new activity led by UNESCO was undertaken in the scope of the UN Joint Programme Alliances for Culture Tourism in Eastern Anatolia aiming to spark the tourism sector in Kars.

  • 01 Sep 2010
    Making it happen by 2015

    Popularly referred to as the ‘MDG summit’ - the ‘High-level Plenary Meeting of the General Assembly, or HLPM – will take place from 20-22 September 2010 at UN Headquarters in New York. The summit is expected to undertake a comprehensive review of successes, best practices and lessons learned, obstacles and gaps, challenges and opportunities, “leading to concrete strategies for action”.

  • 01 Sep 2010
    Bursa supports inclusive growth

    On August 6, 2010 the UNDP signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Turkey’s largest chamber of commerce and industry to support the development of South-East Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States.

  • 01 Sep 2010
    Employment discussed at World Youth Congress

    UN Joint Programme “Growth with Decent Work for All: A Youth Employment Programme in Antalya” attended the 5th World Youth Congress.

  • 01 Sep 2010
    Argande walks the runway again

    Working at the Multifunctional Community Center in Batman for the past three years, mother of three Fatma, is one of the 145 southeastern women manufacturing apparel for Turkish fashion sector’s only social responsibility project, Argande.

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