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  • 01 May 2009
    Human Rights Declaration on Everest

    On April 1st, Mogens Jensen took off to the Himalayas where he will be highlighting the importance of Human Rights and the Millennium Development Goals.

  • 01 May 2009
    Human security handbook published

    The Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) Human Security Unit has recently published a handbook titled Human Security in Theory and in Practice: Application of the Human Security Concept and the United Nations Trust Fund for Human Security outlining a step-by-step strategy for developing, implementing and evaluating human security programmes and projects.

  • 01 Apr 2009
    UN's water report calls for urgent action

    Over 25,000 participants from 150 countries took part in the 5th World Water Forum, from March 16th to 22nd in İstanbul, making it the world’s biggest ever water-related event.

  • 01 Apr 2009
    Turkey progress towards the post-Kyoto

    The kick-off meeting of the “Capacity Building for Climate Change Management in Turkey" project was held on 24 March 2009 in Ankara.

  • 01 Apr 2009
    Global Compact Turkey network moves forward

    As the Steering Committee, which represents Turkey within the scope of the United Nations Global Compact activities in Turkey, held its first meeting this year, Yılmaz Argüden, chairman of ARGE Consulting, was selected as the representative of the Global Compact Local Network.

  • 01 Apr 2009
    Legislation of internal security assessed

    The meeting on "Legal Review of Civilian Oversight of Internal Security in Turkey and within selected European Union Countries" was held in Ankara on 27 March 2009.

  • 01 Apr 2009
    'Bailing out banks in the crisis is not enough"

    The economic crisis will increase the demand for justice among the poor, especially to protect their property, jobs, working conditions and their right to do business without extortion, according to economists and development experts taking part in a regional UN Development Programme meeting in Bangkok, Thailand in March.

  • 01 Apr 2009
    Dervis quit post at UNDP

    On his last day, February 26, 2009, at UNDP, outgoing Administrator Kemal Derviş thanked the staff for their dedication to the goals of the organization and outlined some of the development challenges ahead.

  • 01 Apr 2009
    Women have a commission now!

    Efforts of the women's movement in Turkey continuing for 10 years have paid off with the approval of establishment of the “Woman-Man Equal Opportunities Commission” by the Grand National Assembly of Turkey.

  • 01 Apr 2009
    Applications for "Life Plus" start

    The “Life Plus Youth Programme”, which has been implemented since 2005 through the joint efforts of Coca-Cola Turkey and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), started the application process on 20 March 2009 for the 2009-2010 period.

  • 01 Apr 2009
    Urgent policy needed for the poor

    The report prepared by UNDP and Hacettepe University, which reveals that a policy focused on the poor is not implemented on the tariffs of water, electricity and natural gas, points out that unless precautions are taken, the poor will be burdened more after the privatization.

  • 01 Apr 2009
    Tourism sector of Kars will be strengthened

    Inception workshop for the “Alliances for Cultural Tourism in Eastern Anatolia” United Nations Joint Programme funded by Millennium Development Goals Achievement Fund was organized in Kars on 5 March 2009.

  • 01 Mar 2009
    'I am here to give a speech, for I am a farmer'

    Development projects, despite their bureaucratic and long names, generally target poor people and the unemployed. These sorts of projects is generally managed by professional organizations. However, beneficiaries of the Small Investments Fund (SIF), created by UNDP and the Baku Tiblisi Ceyhan (BTC) Pipeline Company Environmental Investment Programme, are not professional project managers.

  • 01 Mar 2009
    A model project to conserve forests in Turkey

    One-third of Turkey’s surface area consists of forests. Despite this, only 6% of total forest areas are protected. Thus, there is a need to increase number and coverage of protected forest areas in Turkey.

  • 01 Mar 2009
    Joint effort to better adapt to climate change

    As part of the UN Joint Programme “Enhancing the Capacity of Turkey to Adapt to Climate Change”, which is implemented by UNDP and the Ministry of Environment and Forestry, a workshop was organized in Adana on 16-18 February 2009.

  • 01 Mar 2009
    UNDP encourages women participation in politics

    The Local Politics Workshops of "Women in Local Politics and Decision Making" project took place in Şanlıurfa on 6-7 February 2009. The project, funded by the Swedish International Development Agency (Sida), directly executed by UNDP as the implementing agency with the technical expertise of Ankara branch of the Association for Supporting and Training Women Candidates (KA-DER), aims to build capacities of women politicians and activists and promote their engagement and leadership into policy-making processes.

  • 01 Mar 2009
    Mediation practice in the criminal justice system

    In the scope of “Development of Mediation Practice in the Criminal Justice System of Turkey”, a joint initiative of UNDP and Ministry of Justice, training of trainers sessions were held in Ankara between 2-13 February 2009 with the participation of 100 judges and prosecutors from all over Turkey.

  • 01 Mar 2009
    Civilian oversight of security conference

    The first provincial conference of the “Improvement of Civilian Oversight of Internal Security Sector” project was held in February 2009 in Erzurum, one of the pilot cities of the project.

  • 01 Mar 2009
    "Global stability depends on social justice"

    UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon released a statement regarding the World Day of Social Justice on 20 February 2009.

  • 01 Feb 2009
    Local seeds gain value in Erzurum

    Wheat farmers in Erzurum take action to protect local zerun, kırik, şigon wheat species and küşne, külür, zegerek fodder plants. The aim of the project “Sustainable and Effective Usage of Resources in the Production of Local Zerun, Kırik, Şigon Organic Wheat” is to prevent wheat breeds and fodder plants from extinction, to protect these local breeds in the regional ecosystem and in situ and to ensure sustainable and effective usage of water resources.

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