New Horizons e-magazine

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  • 01 Nov 2008
    What on earth is south-south cooperation?

    “The other day I accidentally overheard my assistant talking to a fellow young diplomat. My assistant was explaining what the South-South Cooperation was. After trying a few definitions, he began to tell him a well-known joke from our Turkish folk history, an anecdote from Nasrettin Hoca, a legendary popular character of 13th century Turkey.” This is how the head of Multilateral Relations Department H. Avni Aksoy of the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs started to explain South-South Cooperation at a project launch in Ankara in mid-October.

  • 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 Nov 2008
    Koç raises the bar

    On 25 October 2007, Koç Holding in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme and Corporate Social Responsibility Association organized a conference on “Creating Value with the Global Compact” in İstanbul.

  • 01 Nov 2008
    II. International Clustering Conference in Istanbul

    The II. International Clustering Conference “Clusters 2007” was held on 25-26 October 2007 in İstanbul.

  • 01 Nov 2008
    Nations standing up against poverty

    People of all nationalities, races, economic means, beliefs and ages once again came together across the globe to show governments that they refuse to stay seated or silent in the face of poverty and injustice.

  • 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
    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 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.

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