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  • 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
    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.

  • 01 Aug 2008
    New youth academy awaits its students

    The first step of a new academy for future leaders has been taken in Turkey.

  • 01 Aug 2008
    Ingredients for successful growth

    Fast, sustained growth is not a miracle – it is possible for developing countries, as long as their leaders are committed to achieving it and take advantage of the opportunities provided by the global economy.

  • 01 Aug 2008
    Kuyucuk is discovering its ecologic wealth

    Although the Kuyucuk Lake in Kars, Eastern Anatolia is under protection, there are still traces of poaching, degradation of riperian flora due to overgrazing, reed cutting by the villagers and leakage of organic substances into the lake from nearby agricultural areas.

  • 01 Aug 2008
    Human Development Dialogue starts in Turkey

    A website for Human Development Dialogue supported by the United Nations and World Bank in Turkey has been recently launched.

  • 01 Aug 2008
    Call for doing business with the poor

    Creating Value for All: Strategies for Doing Business with the Poor, a new and groundbreaking report recently released by the UN Development Programme (UNDP) offers strategies and tools for companies to expand beyond traditional business practices and bring in the world’s poor as partners in growth and wealth creation.

  • 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.

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