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  • 01 Nov 2009
    Mutual understanding and dialogue

    One of the most pressing issues raised following the launch event of security pilot models for Improvement of Civilian Oversight of the Internal Security Sector project was the promotion of mutual understanding and dialogue between the security sector and society.

  • 01 Nov 2009
    And the award goes to "Youth in Turkey"

    UNDP Turkey’s 2008 National Human Development Report entitled “Youth in Turkey” has been awarded the 2009 Human Development Excellence Awards for excellence in influencing national policy debate. The award was presented in a ceremony in Busan, South Korea on 26 October 2009.

  • 01 Nov 2009
    Women's place in Turkey is alarming

    Turkey shows promising progress in many areas, however when it comes to women’s place in society, Turkey is still far behind.

  • 01 Nov 2009
    Shifting migration paradigms

    Migration, most commonly known as people moving from one place to another, is often affiliated with negative outcomes in which people are forced to move as a result of war, conflict or lack of opportunities and services.

  • 15 Oct 2009
    Migration challenges misconceptions

    Allowing for migration—both within and between countries—has the potential to increase people’s freedom and improve the lives of millions around the world, according to the 2009 Human Development Report.

  • 15 Oct 2009
    Migration complements development

    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.

  • 15 Oct 2009
    Core package of reforms

    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.

  • 15 Oct 2009
    Uneven progress and inequality persists

    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 as part of the 2009 Human Development Report (HDR).

  • 15 Oct 2009
    Turkey ranks 79th out of 182 countries

    United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has released its annual Human Development Index (HDI) which indicates that although Turkey’s income levels are high, there is still room for growth in terms of education and health services.

  • 15 Oct 2009
    Poverty indicators for Turkey

    The HDI measures the average progress of a country in human development. The Human Poverty Index (HPI-1), focuses on the proportion of people below certain threshold levels in each of the dimensions of the human development index - living a long and healthy life, having access to education, and a decent standard of living.

  • 15 Oct 2009
    Gender equality efforts must continue

    The HDI measures average achievements in a country, but it does not incorporate the degree of gender imbalance in these achievements.

  • 15 Oct 2009
    Turkey in the Migration Report

    Every year, millions of people cross national or international borders seeking better living standards.

  • 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 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.

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