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  • 01 Jan 2010
    Need for stronger alliances

    Highlighting the need to establish stronger alliances and coalitions, December 19 marked the International Day for South-South Cooperation, celebrated in 2009 under the theme “Innovative Solutions through Inclusive Partnerships”.

  • 01 Jan 2010
    Turkey must make progress for women

    The 30th anniversary of the adoption of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) was celebrated on 18 December.

  • 01 Jan 2010
    Migration for Development Virtual Fair

    “Migration can be a positive and empowering experience for migrants themselves, and for both the home and host societies” said UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, on his message addressing International Migrants day, commemorated on 18 December, 2009.

  • 01 Jan 2010
    Kars locals visit Spain

    Following a study tour to Spain organized by a UN Programme not only is Nuran Özyılmaz, a small restaurant owner in the remote city of Kars, planning to add paella to her previously traditional menu but dairy farmer İlhan Koçulu has already contacted the mayor of a small town in Spain to exchange ideas about dairy farming and ecological agriculture.

  • 01 Jan 2010
    Villages in Sivas and Erzincan are improved

    The infrastructure and awareness building projects executed in the villages of Sivas and Erzincan have done much to improve the standard of life for the locals.

  • 01 Jan 2010
    Cluster Support Programme for Ministry of Industry and Trade

    Project activities are expected to start for designing a cluster support programme in the areas of competitiveness and innovation to improve the institutional capacity of the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) in 2010.

  • 01 Jan 2010
    Ronaldo and Zidane take on poverty

    As Goodwill Ambassadors for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), football stars Ronaldo and Zinédine Zidane will play together with other renowned footballers for a friendly match against a SLBenfica All Stars team on 25 January 2010.

  • 15 Dec 2009
    Transforming Turkish textile

    Aiming to transform the Turkish textile sector into a competitive industry, a new UN Joint Programme (UNJP) will enhance the international competitiveness of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in the textile and clothing sector of Turkey.

  • 15 Dec 2009
    The S-UN continues to shine

    It’s time for young men and women to put on their thinking caps as the second term of grant applications for the S-UN Fund for Youth have begun in Adana, Balıkesir and Kocaeli.

  • 15 Dec 2009
    For a healthy financial future

    There are 35 million young people under the age of 28 in Turkey today. Taking employment and income figures into account, the youth, particularly in less developed regions, faces challenges in benefiting from financial opportunities and information resources.

  • 15 Dec 2009
    Marine and Coastal Protected Areas

    The most comprehensive project on strengthening marine and coastal protected areas system in Turkey was began with an opening workshop on 12 November.

  • 15 Dec 2009
    Message from UNDP Turkey

    Dear readers! I am happy to be able to conclude that 2009 was a busy year for UNDP Turkey with more than 30 new projects and another 10 in the pipeline until the end of the year. Looking to 2010, it already looks as though it will be even more hectic.

  • 15 Dec 2009
    Towards sustainable development

    After two years of preparatory studies, encompassing regional, national and international consultations, UNDP and GAP Regional Development Administration (RDA) launched two projects in October 2009 under the Competitiveness Agenda.

  • 15 Dec 2009
    It's time to invest in Şanlıurfa

    Şanlıurfa, the heart of southeastern Anatolia, is opening up to local and foreign investors aiming to become a lucrative industry and trade center of national and international standards through the 2nd Organized Industrial Region project.

  • 15 Dec 2009
    New proposals in the Southeast

    Call for proposals in the scope of the Diyarbakır-Batman-Siirt Development Project which began in May for Diyarbakır and Batman and in September for Siirt have ended this November.

  • 01 Dec 2009
    On the road to Copenhagen

    Anthropogenic climate change, or climate change caused by humans, is dominating the global agenda. Leaders from 192 Countries that are members of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC) will work to establish a new global treaty to tackle the devastating effects of global warming at Conference of Parties (COP 15 ) to be held in Copenhagen from 7-18 December.

  • 01 Dec 2009
    A more accountable and independent judiciary

    Policy options advocating more independence, transparency and accountability in restructuring the current organization of the High Council of Prosecutors and Judges were presented in a third and final report issued jointly by the Ministry of Justice and the UNDP in the scope of Support to Judical Reform in the Perspective of Organizational Administration project.

  • 01 Dec 2009
    e-gov share 2009

    Information Communication Technology (ICT) has a vital role in sustainable human development.

  • 01 Dec 2009
    Mainstreaming human rights online

    Mainstreaming human rights within the UN system has been central to the series of UN reform efforts since 1997, when the former Secretary-General designated human rights as cross-cutting to the work of the organization. Known technically as the Human Rights Based Approach (HRBA), the wide range of knowledge and experience which the UN has accumulated on mainstreaming human rights during the past decade is now available to UN Practitioners, through a single entry point.

  • 01 Dec 2009
    Telemedicie recieves award

    Adıyaman Rural Telemedicine Project has been awarded the Mobile Application Award at the Turkish Informatics Associaton’s (TIA) annual IT Service Award ceremony in Ankara on 18 November.

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