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  • 01 Nov 2008
    UNDP encourages civic engagement in Turkey

    “Building an open and transparent Government is challenging and it involves building robust institutional legislations”. These are words uttered by UNDP Resident Representative Mahmood Ayub in his opening speech at the launch of the “Inclusive Civic Engagement in Legislation Making in Turkey” project. The project implemented by UNDP was launched on 8 October 2008 in Ankara.

  • 01 Nov 2008
    UN celebrates its 63rd anniversary

    The 63rd anniversary of United Nations’ establishment was celebrated in Turkey as well as in other countries around the world on 24 October 2008.

  • 01 Nov 2008
    Kars discovers its aromatic plants

    The dams built in Eastern Anatolia and the effects of climate change caused by global warming are resulting in water resources and wetlands to perish and endangering the living spaces of plants.

  • 01 Nov 2008
    Carbon finance in Europe and the CIS

    Article by Marina Olshanskaya and Ben Slay, The Kyoto Protocol and Carbon Trading

  • 01 Nov 2008
    Stand up against poverty

    The International Day for the Eradication of Poverty was commemorated on 17 October 2007 around the world.

  • 01 Oct 2008
    Women are being rncouraged to local politics

    On 9 September 2008, a project was launched in Ankara with broad participation from political parties, women parliamentarians, civil society organizations, academicians, media representatives and well-known international experts and activists.

  • 01 Oct 2008
    Effective water usage campaign

    The “Saray Effective Water Usage Training Campaign” commenced with a training provided to school teachers of the Saray Primary School on 9 September 2008 in the context of the “Water Supply and Usage Improvement in Saray” project implemented by UNDP and Coca-Cola in partnership with Saray Municipality (Ankara).

  • 01 Oct 2008
    2008 MDG Report launched

    The world has made strong and sustained progress in reducing extreme poverty, the United Nations reports, but this is now being undercut by higher prices, particularly of food and oil, and the global economic slowdown.

  • 01 Oct 2008
    Innovations for women's empowerment

    Twelve years of sound and fruitful cooperation between United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Turkey and Southeastern Anatolia Project Regional Development Administration (GAP RDA) has been rejuvenated by a new project, signed on March 2008, named “Innovations for Women’s Empowerment in the GAP Region”.

  • 01 Oct 2008
    Public procurement website launched

    UNDP’s Procurement Capacity Development Centre (PCDC) has recently launched its public procurement online resource website that aims to contribute to the development, management and improvement of national and sub-national public procurement processes.

  • 01 Oct 2008
    Delivering on global partnerships

    The UN's new report on 'Delivering on the Global Partnership for Achieving the Millennium Development Goals' focuses on MDG 8 that envisages developing global partnerships for development and evaluates the progress in establishing global partnerships.

  • 01 Sep 2008
    Quality of life in 14 villages is being improved

    Quality of life will be improved in fourteen villages in the Southeast Turkey with the support of the Government of Turkey, the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the United Nations Development Progamme (UNDP).

  • 01 Sep 2008
    Turkey acts for its forests

    The Government of Turkey, with the support of United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Worldwide Fund for Nature (WWF-Turkey) and the financial support of the Global Envirnoment Fund, is initiating a new project for long-term conservation of biodiversity in Turkey.

  • 01 Sep 2008
    Every drop matters: A real case study

    The Regional Water Partnership Initiative “Every Drop Matters” implemented by UNDP and Coca-Cola was presented at the 2008 World Water Week held on 17-23 August 2008 in Stockholm.

  • 01 Sep 2008
    Empowering people and institutions

    “The development community is recognizing that strengthening capacity – at the grassroot level, at the community level, and at the national level – is at the centre of the development challenge.

  • 01 Sep 2008
    Social enterprise: A new answer to poverty

    July 2008 saw the launch of the publication titled Social Enterprise: A new model for poverty reduction and employment generation.

  • 01 Sep 2008
    Global report on the AIDS epidemic

    The 2008 report on the Global AIDS Epidemic confirms that the world is, at last, making some real progress in its response to AIDS, but that AIDS continues to challenge all efforts.

  • 01 Aug 2008
    2008 report on least developed countries

    The Least Developed Countries 2008 Report states that although the least developed countries (LDCs) have achieved their strongest growth performance in 2005 and 2006 exceeding the 7% target, this growth has failed to translate into poverty reduction efforts and has only slowly improved the well-being of LDCs.

  • 01 Aug 2008
    Youth NGOs mobilised in Turkey

    As it was indicated in Turkey’s latest Human Development Report on Youth in Turkey, NGOs working in the area of youth in Turkey do not seem to have sufficient cooperative connections and thus seem to be ineffective when it comes to push for youth policies. However, this scene is slowly changing with the youth NGOs mobilised over the Turkish Human Development Report.

  • 01 Aug 2008
    NGOs want to be heard

    In Turkey, many NGOs and local authorities feel that they can not make their voices heard in decision-making and law-making processes.

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