New Horizons e-magazine

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  • 01 May 2007
    Derviş responds to IPCC Report on climate change

    United Nations Development Programme Administrator Kemal Derviş expressed support for the findings of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Report on Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability, calling on governments, donors and development agencies to better recognize the existing capacities of the people and communities of the developing world to adapt to meet the challenges of global warming, and to bolster support to those most vulnerable to its damaging immediate effects.

  • 01 May 2007
    MDG support

    Progress towards the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) is too slow in many parts of the world. The crisis is most severe in sub-Saharan Africa where, despite some successes such as increased primary school enrollment, the majority of countries are not on track to achieving the MDGs.

  • 01 Apr 2007
    'Coping with water scarcity'

    'Coping with Water Scarcity' was the theme for World Water Day 2007, which was celebrated on 22 March.

  • 01 Apr 2007
    Turkish youth learns and writes

    The preparation of Turkey’s 2007 National Human Development Report has been transformed into a model process of human capacity building. As a first-time practice in Turkey, the writing of the report was undertaken not by experts, but by young people who are themselves the subject matter of this national development study.

  • 01 Apr 2007
    Regional Center for Disaster Information and Research

    A Regional Centre for Disaster Information and Research will soon be opened in Turkey. A ‘Memorandum of Understanding’, for the establishment of the centre, was signed by Turkey, Tajikistan, Ukraine, Kyrghyztan, and Kazakhstan on 21 March 2007 in Ankara.

  • 01 Apr 2007
    UNDP signed partnership agreement with TOBB

    The Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey hosted a press conference on 22 March 2007 to mark their commitment to supporting the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in Turkey through a formal partnership agreement with the United Nations Development Programme.

  • 01 Apr 2007
    Virtual network for women

    ‘iKNOW Politics,’ the first virtual network linking women in politics throughout the world, was launched at the United Nations in New York. Short for the International Knowledge Network of Women in Politics, iKNOW Politics is the first online space specifically designed to make governance work better for women and to advance the role and number of women in political and public life.

  • 01 Apr 2007
    Match Against Poverty

    On 19 March 2007, the world witnessed the fourth match against poverty in Marseille, France in which the teams of two All-Star captains and UNDP Goodwill Ambassadors Ronaldo and Zinedine Zidane faced each other in a friendly match organised by UNDP in order to raise money and awareness about poverty and to strengthen UN’s Millennium Development Goals.

  • 01 Apr 2007
    Çoruh Valley will become a tourism centre

    The Çoruh Valley in Eastern Anatolia is an isolated region with a low income from agriculture and suffers from a lack of developed private sector and entrepreneurial capacity. However, it also has a great potential for summer tourism activities due to its geographical location, as well as rich cultural heritage.

  • 01 Apr 2007
    Turkey joins the international combat against global warming

    This report is the first National Communication on Climate Change that Turkey needs to prepare regularly, as a party of the UNFCCC she signed in 2004.

  • 01 Apr 2007
    Turkey's first National Climate Report

    he First National Communication (FNC) Report, presented to the UNFCCC Secretariat on 23 March 2007, set forth the priority areas of the National Action Plan on Climate Change, and emphasized the immediate need to form a Scientific Steering Committee on Climatic Issues, and to establish a platform for Monitoring the National Action Plan.

  • 01 Apr 2007
    Call for speedy action

    Against the background of the most conclusive scientific evidence to date that the warming of the climate system is unequivocal and accelerating, the Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), Yvo de Boer, called for speedy and decisive international action to combat the phenomenon.

  • 01 Apr 2007
    Warming: Result of human activity

    Global Warming report of IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change), released in February 2007, confirms the marked increase in atmospheric concentrations of greenhouse gases carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous oxide since 1750 is the result of human activities.

  • 01 Apr 2007
    What can we do individually?

    Some tips for individuals to combat climate change.

  • 01 Mar 2007
    UNDP supports cross-border cooperation on cultural heritage

    Organization of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation (BSEC) and Global Heritage Fund jointly organized a Workshop on cultural heritage across borders on 9-10 February 2007 in Istanbul.

  • 01 Mar 2007
    UNDP and ILO join forces to promote decent jobs

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the International Labour Organization (ILO) have agreed to strengthen their collaboration and partnership in a major new effort to bolster UN actions designed to reduce poverty and create more decent work.

  • 01 Mar 2007
    Maria Sharapova is appointed UNDP Goodwill Ambassador

    At a ceremony on 14 February 2007 at United Nations headquarters, New York, the world’s top-ranked women’s tennis player, Maria Sharapova, was appointed a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). At the same time, Sharapova announced a donation of $100,000 to UNDP Chernobyl-recovery projects.

  • 01 Mar 2007
    Eight countries pilot UN reform

    Kemal Derviş, in his role as the Chair of the United Nations Development Group (UNDG), announced in February that the UN will explore new ways of enhancing greater cohesion at the country level in Albania, Cape Verde, Mozambique, Pakistan, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uruguay, and Vietnam. The governments of these countries each volunteered last year to become pilots in what has been labeled “One UN.”

  • 01 Mar 2007
    Turkey's new bird paradise

    Financed by the ‘Small Investments Fund’ of UNDP and Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan Pipeline Company (BTC) and conducted by the Nature Association, the project will promote bird watching tourism at Kırmıtlı Wetlands in Osmaniye province of southern Turkey.

  • 01 Mar 2007
    UNDP support 'clean' diamond trade

    United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) was one of the producers of the documentary film, titled “BLING”, about the violent diamond trade in Sierra Leone of West Africa, that suffered from a devastating civil war during the 1990s.

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