New Horizons e-magazine

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  • 15 Dec 2006
    Inequalities take a toll on human development

    According to the Global Human Development Report, the gap between the richest and poorest countries in the world is growing, as human development in sub-Saharan Africa stagnates and progress in other regions accelerates.

  • 15 Dec 2006
    Water costs the most for poor

    Across the world, the poor are forced to pay much more for clean water than their affluent neighbours.

  • 15 Dec 2006
    Urgent need for global action plan

    The 2006 Human Development Report calls for 20 liters of clean water a day for all people as a human right.

  • 15 Dec 2006
    Why children die?

    World sanitation crisis causes millions of avoidable deaths, and contamination from human waste is largely to blame.

  • 15 Dec 2006
    Poor farmers face double water crisis

    Poor farmers face a potentially catastrophic water crisis from the combination of climate change and competition for scarce water resources.

  • 15 Dec 2006
    Cooperation instead of water wars

    Challenging predictions that increasing competition for water will inevitably provoke armed conflicts, the 2006 Human Development Report finds that cross-border cooperation over water resources is already far more pervasive and successful than is commonly presumed.

  • 15 Dec 2006
    Turkey in water report

    2006 Human Development Report contains some chapters where Turkey’s name is also mentioned together with some other countries. Turkey is considered as one of the few 'water-rich' countries in the Middle East where scarcity of water resources generally persists.

  • 15 Dec 2006
    Turkey makes progress according to Human Development Index

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has released its 16th annual Human Development Index (HDI), which presents an improvement of two positions for Turkey in human development from 2005 HDI.

  • 15 Dec 2006
    27% of the population s below national poverty line

    The Human Development Report for 2006 also provides the Human Poverty Index (HPI) for 102 developing countries – a composite index measuring deprivations and capturing social exclusion.

  • 15 Dec 2006
    In gender equality Turkey ranks fourth from bottom among 75 countries

    One of the indices that the report also provides is the Gender Empowerment Measure (GEM) which is intended to measure women’s and men’s abilities to participate actively in economic and political life and their command over economic resources.

  • 15 Dec 2006
    Three in every ten thousand people work in technology development

    One of the given tables in the 2006 Human Development Report indicates the data on Technology: Diffusion and Creation.

  • 15 Dec 2006
    How is the Human Development Index calculated?

    Each year since 1990, UNDP through the Human Development Report has published the Human Development Index (HDI) that looks beyond economic growth measures and gross domestic product to a broader definition of well being.

  • 01 Dec 2006
    Call for an all out campaign to address regional disparities

    Turkish Economic and Social Studies Foundation (TESEV) and UNDP’s newly released report on priority social and economic measures for east and southeast Anatolia regions calls for an all out campaign for 7 years in order to address the regional disparities in Turkey and inequalities within the region.

  • 01 Dec 2006
    New blood to Turkish IT sector from youth

    “Youth Movement in Information Technology” initiated with the cooperation of Cisco Systems, UNDP, Turkish Informatics Foundation, Youth for Habitat Association and Istanbul Technical University (ITU) was introduced to the public with a press conference in Istanbul on 15 November 2006.

  • 01 Dec 2006
    International Information Society Symposium

    Turkey hosted an ‘International Information Society Symposium’ in Ankara on the 1st and 2nd of November 2006.

  • 01 Dec 2006
    Turkey's perspective on women's involvement in politics is positive

    The results of the public perception survey, aimed at determining the public's approach to women's involvement in politics in Turkey which is being jointly carried out by the United Nations Development Programme and Association of Supporting and Educating Women Candidates has released in Ankara on 14 November 2006. The survey has been conducted in the framework of UNDP’s Women and Politics Project.

  • 01 Dec 2006
    Every drop counts

    UNDP and The Coca-Cola Company have signed a five-year partnership agreement to address water challenges in Eastern Europe and Central Asia.

  • 01 Dec 2006
    A new step to promote public-private sector partnerships

    UNDP Turkey took a new step to promote Public-Private Sector Partnerships by signing a Memorandum of Understanding with Beşiktaş Municipality of Istanbul.

  • 01 Dec 2006
    Call for public awareness of water crisis

    Following the launch of the 2006 Global Human Development Report on 9th of November, three initiatives on water issues have started at an international level.

  • 01 Nov 2006
    New guide from UNDP on Climate Change

    UNDP Regional Bureau for Europe and Commonwealth of Independent States published a ‘How-to Guide’ in September 2006, on National Institutional Frameworks for the Kyoto Protocol Flexible Mechanisms in Eastern Europe and CIS countries.

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