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  • 01 Jun 2006
    Career guidance to the youth of southeastern Turkey: "E-coaching"

    People who attended the meeting at the Conference Hall of the GAP Regional Development Agency in Ankara on 16th May, held to introduce the new website which is designed to assist young people of Southeastern Turkey in choosing their future careers, witnessed this on-line chat between a young man from the GAP region and his “e-coach” Secretary of State and Deputy Prime Minister Abdülatif Sener.

  • 01 Jun 2006
    Fresh solutions for an old problem

    During the forum “Fighting Poverty, and Employment in the GAP Region”, held in Adıyaman from 12-13 May, one of the participants began his speech with an anectode:

  • 01 Jun 2006
    "Good governance improving in the poorest countries"

    Roving judges in the Maldives and a community justice system in post-genocide Rwanda are just two of the pioneering democratic governance initiatives captured in the first UN report on governance in the fifty most vulnerable countries in the world, which was launched in New York today.

  • 01 Jun 2006
    New publication offers creative solutions to development issues

    UNDP Nordic Office's new publication "Partnering for Development - Making It Happen" shares innovative ideas on the concept of partnering for development and the reasons for the public and the private sectors to engage in partnerships.

  • 01 Jun 2006
    'Windows of opportunity' for entrepreneurs

    Since 2002, hundreds of people in Southeast Turkey have received training on entrepreneurship which provided them the opportunity to set up businesses or acquire jobs; dozens of companies in the region have also received training on commerce and investment making, as well as capacity building, management and new trends in trading; and an equal number of other companies benefited from consultancy services which helped them prepare feasibility studies and work plans to improve their businesses.

  • 01 Jun 2006
    First clustering in the textile area

    Another remarkable activity of the GIDEM Office in Adıyaman is "Clustering in the Textile Sector".

  • 01 Jun 2006
    Another window of opportunity: Garlic production

    dıyaman Textile Training Centre and Clustering are the flagships of Adıyaman GIDEM Office. But they have another 'window of opportunity' in Adıyaman, and that is the Development of Garlic Production Project.

  • 01 May 2006
    Eczacıbaşı signed the Global Compact

    The latest addition to the list of companies from Turkey which have announced their commitment to the principles of the UN Global Compact is Eczacıbaşı Holding.

  • 01 May 2006
    New horizons for children working in streets

    “My boss made me do overtime because I was late to work this morning.” “I’ll be going home late tonight, what am I going to tell my mother?” “We received a very big order today, mummy.” These were the words of some children who were asked to make up imaginary stories, during a project activity.

  • 01 May 2006
    International Mine Awareness Day

    The first international day for mine awareness was launched on 4 April. The picture about the dangers of landmines is a pessimistic one.

  • 01 May 2006
    New horizons for the 'sleeping beauty'

    Implemented within the framework of Local Agenda 21’s (LA21) “Support to Local Projects Programme”*, and conducted by the local government, the town council and civil society volunteers, a cultural rehabilitation project in the historic town of Mustafapaşa in Central Anatolia has recently been completed.

  • 01 May 2006
    Sustainable development exhibiton in Istanbul

    A photography exhibition on ‘Sustainable Development’, organized by the EDUCAIDE Association, Beyoğlu Municipality, French Cultural Centre and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), was held in İstanbul in April.

  • 01 May 2006
    Reference guide for EU candidates and new members

    The UNDP has supported the publication of a "guide" which aims to help improve coordination and efficiency in policy making and implementation at the central governmental level in the new and prospective member states of the European Union.

  • 01 May 2006
    'Internally displaced persons' seminar for civil society

    United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is preparing a series of training seminars targeting Civil Society Organisations (NGOs).

  • 01 May 2006
    Global Compact gains momentum

    United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan has appointed a group of 20 business, labour and civil society leaders from around the world to serve on the Board of the UN Global Compact.

  • 01 Apr 2006
    Gender Mainstreaming Training for UNDP staff

    UNDP Turkey has started to train the UNDP Turkey staff, project partners, beneficiaries, and decision makers on gender mainstreaming, within its project, which aims to engage more strategically in exploring the impact UNDP is making on the important gender issues in Turkey.

  • 01 Apr 2006
    Computer training project reaches out to more young people

    Jointly organized by UNDP, Microsoft Company and the Youth Association for Habitat and Agenda 21, the educational project entitled “Young Trainers Teach Their Peers Basic Computer Skills” which started in 2005 and has already enabled 1,200 young people to become computer-literate by the end of the year, continues unwaveringly.

  • 01 Apr 2006
    UNDP survey reveals commercial banks' approach to microfinance

    UNDP held a one-day workshop, at which the findings of its survey on ‘Commercial Banks and micro finance’ were debated, with the cooperation of The Banks Association of Turkey in Istanbul on March 17th 2006.

  • 01 Apr 2006
    Forum on growth and development

    How to achieve equitable and sustainable economic growth was the focus of a recent UNDP forum in Kiev on growth, productivity and development in Ukraine and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS).

  • 01 Apr 2006
    Coca-cola joins UN Global Compact

    Coca-Cola Company, a major project partner of UNDP in Turkey, signed the UN Global Compact, which is the most important international initiative in the area of “institutional social responsibility”.

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