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  • 01 Sep 2007
    Culture blends with fashion

    Famous fashion designers joined hands to protect Southeastern Anatolia’s cultural heritages and to create new income opportunities for the region.

  • 01 Sep 2007
    Women insist on equality

    The urgency of moving in the direction of equal representation of men and women in the parliament has been the main focus of Local Agenda 21 (LA21) women councils in 2006-7.

  • 01 Sep 2007
    Sustainable development training for experts

    162 people in total from public institutions, non-governmental organizations and private sector took the ‘Sustainable Development Training’. The target is the evaluation of environment, economic growth and quality of human life within sectoral policies.

  • 01 Sep 2007
    Call for best practice examples

    The National Human Development Report that is being prepared in many countries around the world under the leadership of United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is being prepared in Turkey this year on “Youth”.

  • 01 Sep 2007
    International Youth Day celebrated

    The theme of this year’s International Youth Day that is being celebrated every year on 12 August since 1999 was “Be Seen, Be Heard: Youth Participation for Development”.

  • 01 Sep 2007
    Expanding rural infrastructure

    With the goal of improving rural sanitary infrastructure and enhancing village-level access to safe sanitation, the Sivas Erzincan Rural Development Project (SERDP) has embarked on an initiative to develop sanitation systems for 13 targeted villages in the provinces of Sivas and Erzincan.

  • 01 Aug 2007
    Towards new environment projects

    The second phase of the Small Investments Fund (SIF) jointly established by Bakü-Tbilisi-Ceyhan Company Environmental Investment Programme and UNDP has commenced as of June 2007.

  • 01 Aug 2007
    Environment tips for youth

    Take usable medicines you no longer need to pharmacies, which collect them for people in need. Shop virtually on the Internet to prevent pollution related to transportation. Repair things rather than throwing them away...' These are only a few of the recommendations in a training kit on responsible consumption prepared by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and UNESCO.

  • 01 Aug 2007
    Progress report on MDGs

    According to the The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) 2007 Report, despite recent advancements in all eight goals globally, some are needed to be given momentum in order to achieve them by 2015.

  • 01 Aug 2007
    Number of women doubled in the parliament

    The low number of women in Turkey's parliament has been causing Turkey to rank among the lowest compared to other countries in the Gender Empowerment Measure (GEM) published along with annual Global Human Development Reports.

  • 01 Aug 2007
    LDCs discussed globalization

    “If the current international rules continue as it is, poor countries will start to perish in the following 30 years”. These words were echoed by Harriet Schmidt, High Representative for United Nations Least Developed Countries (LDCs) at the “Making Globalization work for the Least Developed Countries” Conference held on 9-10 July 2007 in Istanbul.

  • 01 Aug 2007
    Closing the digital divide

    In an era where almost everything is controlled and operated by computers and digital equipment, not everyone is benefiting from the latest information and communication technology (ICT).

  • 01 Jul 2007
    New rural development project launched

    UNDP has joined forces with the Turkish government for a new rural development project in Southeast Anatolia.

  • 01 Jul 2007
    New approach to rural development

    The Sivas Erzincan Rural Development Project (SERDP) aims to improve incomes and welfare of rural people in the provinces of Sivas and Erzincan, in line with Turkey's National Rural Development Strategy and policies.

  • 01 Jul 2007
    Microcredit for young entrepreneurs

    Turkish Economic Bank (TEB), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Young Managers and Businessmen’s Association (GYİAD) is realizing a first in the world by implementing the “micro credit” business model for Turkish youth in the 18-35 age group who wish to start and grow their own business.

  • 01 Jul 2007
    Derviş signs agreement with Blacksea Economic Cooperation Organization in Istanbul

    Kemal Dervis, Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme and Ambassador Leonidas Chrysanthopoulos, Secretary General of the Organisation of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation signed a Cooperation Agreement on June 28, 2007, in Istanbul. The overall objective of the Agreement is to strengthen cooperation between the two organizations in several areas.

  • 01 Jul 2007
    UNDP brings 'fair trade' to Turkey

    The French man was looking for a quality food product with a good story behind it… The Turkish villagers were looking for a good buyer who would pay a fair price for their product, and they had lots of stories… This combination started a ‘fair trade' between Paris and Suvarlı, a small town of about 5,000 inhabitants in Southeastern Turkey.

  • 01 Jul 2007
    Sustainable development mobilization in Turkey

    Who would have known that the hardest pronounced and hardly remembered project title of the UNDP/Turkey would be well-understood and spread from mouth to mouth in the mountains of the eastern city of Erzurum, the primary schools of western city Bursa and the households of Central Anatolian city Kayseri...

  • 01 Jul 2007
    Award-winning HDRs

    United Nations Development Programme awarded five outstanding human development reports from around the world for their special contributions to the global campaign towards reaching the Millenium Development Goals.

  • 01 Jun 2007
    Call for new Life+ projects

    There is a new call for applications for the Life+ Youth Projects which address community and environmental problems.

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