New Horizons e-magazine

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  • 01 Jan 2010
    An essential beginning

    Leaving some parties frustrated, the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen ended with an agreement by countries to overcome the global temperature rise by committing to emission reductions and to raise funds to accelerate action to deal with climate change in the developing world.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 01 Dec 2009
    Global expertise for local challenges

    Following the first term of the Corporate Service Corps (CSC), IBM’s voluntary leadership initiative, IBM experts were in Mersin once again, to continue to find solutions to local socio-economic challenges by providing global expertise throughout the month of October.

  • 01 Dec 2009
    Time to wear red ribbons

    One of the most devastating epidemics in the history of man, AIDS has caused the premature death of 25 million people from 1981 to 2007.

  • 01 Nov 2009
    There's a village out there

    As the famous Turkish children’s song goes, “there’s a village out there that is ours, even though we’ve never been there yet...” There are several communities surrounding the very eastern province of Kars that many of even Turkish people haven’t visited yet, but they hold a considerable potential to develop the tourism sector in the entire Kars region.

  • 01 Nov 2009
    Fikirler Türkiye için yarışıyor

    Türkiye’de e-devlet uygulamalarının hayata geçirilmesinde sağlanan önemli ilerleme, yurttaşların yenilikçi e-devlet çözümleri önerecekleri bir yarışma ile yepyeni bir boyut kazanıyor.

  • 01 Nov 2009
    Millions are on the brink of poverty

    In a year stricken with global crises, progress towards poverty eradication has inevitably reversed. The recession has claimed at least 50 million jobs this year. As many as 100 million more people are expected to fall below the poverty line by the end of 2009.

  • 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.

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