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  • 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.

  • 01 Sep 2009
    Internalizing social responsibility

    It no longer suffices for a company simply to say they are good corporate citizens as one after another, companies are publishing reports on how they are integrating corporate social responsibility into their operations. The most recent report published by Yeşim Tekstil, shares its activities in the fields of human rights, labour standards, environment and anti-corruption.

  • 01 Sep 2009
    Celebrate peace

    Daily struggles can make it easier to lose sight of universal values, however, increasing political turmoil and economic uncertainties worldwide make it essential for the global community to remember that peace is more than just a word.

  • 01 Sep 2009
    Çoruh: An eco-toruism gem

    Who would have thought Eastern Anatolia would become a tourism hotspot when the spotlight is always on the Aegean or Mediterranean? Hiking in the breezy valley, riding on Turkey’s first biking track and rafting on the cool waters of the river might not be everyone’s idea of a holiday, yet they have brought over 1,400 tourists, including some all the way from China, to Eastern Anatolia in the past two years.

  • 01 Aug 2009
    Cooperation is the key

    Industrial organizations have come together to cooperate in order to develop sustainable measures for managing natural resources at Iskenderun Bay.

  • 01 Aug 2009
    Decent work for all

    With the youth unemployment rate at 27.5%* doubling that of national unemployment and population outgrowing employment rates, youth in Turkey occupy the most disadvantaged portion of the labor market, finding it increasingly difficult to obtain decent jobs.

  • 01 Aug 2009
    UNDP gets tech savvy

    UNDP, like many other organisations, is using social media to raise awareness, garner advocacy and encourage participation for new campaigns and projects on a global scale.

  • 01 Aug 2009
    Time to accelerate progress

    Focusing on the effects of stagnant and partially negative economic growth, the Millennium Development Goals 2009 Report indicates that progress is now threatened resulting in diminished resources, fewer trade opportunities for the developing countries, and possible reductions in aid flows from donor nations.

  • 01 Aug 2009
    Türkiye'nin iklim değişikliği planı

    Türkiye’nin İklim Değişikliği Ulusal Eylem Planının Geliştirilmesi projesi uygulamaya koyuluyor. Birleşmiş Milletler Kalkınma Programı (UNDP), İngiltere’nin Ankara Büyükelçiliği ve Çevre ve Orman Bakanlığı ile birlikte 55 değişik kuruluştan yaklaşık 80 temsilcinin katıldığı Türkiye’nin İklim Değişikliği Ulusal Eylem Planının Geliştirilmesi projesi’nin açılış töreni toplantısı Temmuz ayında düzenledi.

  • 01 Aug 2009
    Green teams unite

    As the need for greening policies become ubiquitous, there will come a time when greening initiatives will naturally fall into operations strategies.

  • 01 Jul 2009
    Towards ethical markets

    Georg Kell, Executive Director of the UN Global Compact Office said global crises are an opportunity to rethink and retool business practices and that UN-backed Principles for Responsible Investment will play a critical role in advocating long-term performance.

  • 01 Jul 2009
    Dreams wins gold

    The Dreams Academy Project was awarded the Golden Compass Award in the Non-governmental Organization (NGO) category by the Turkish Public Relations Association (TUHİD) in the 8th Golden Compass Public Relations Competition.

  • 01 Jul 2009
    Weathering tumultuous times

    Living Up to Commitments, the recently published UNDP annual report, highlights UNDP’s achievements in 2008 in the areas of poverty reduction, democratic governance, crisis prevention and sustainable development.

  • 01 Jul 2009
    Opportunities in carbon markets

    Decrease in the quantity and quality of water in many arid and semi-arid areas, lesser amounts of clean water available to more than one billion people who already experience severe water shortages, increase in the incidence of diseases, reduction in agricultural productivity in the tropics and sub-tropics, depletion of species, displacement of tens of millions of people in low-lying areas and the disaster list goes on…

  • 01 Jul 2009
    Planet earth needs attention

    At a time plagued by copius crises, it is easy to lose sight of climate change and ongoing environmental degradation representing a crisis which will not go away if appropriate measures are not taken immediately.

  • 01 Jul 2009
    Social safety nets = Social welfare

    The Social Policy programme of the Graduate School of Social Sciences at METU hosted a world renowned professor on development and growth economy: François Bourguignon.

  • 01 Jun 2009
    Children are poorest in Turkey

    A seminar on Social Policy Trends and Reforms in the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) was hosted by the Graduate School of Social Sciences Social Policy Program at METU on 30 April 2009.

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