New Horizons e-magazine

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  • 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
    Life + second phase projects

    Formed by the UNDP and Coca-Cola Turkey, and conducted by the Youth Association for Habitat, the “Life Plus” Youth Fund has given rise to the implementation of many youth projects since 19 May 2005.

  • 01 Nov 2006
    Poverty Day messages

    The messages of UN Secretary General Kofi Annan and UN Administrator Kemal Derviş on 17 October ‘International Day for the Eradication of Poverty’.

  • 01 Nov 2006
    Where does the world stand in the fight against poverty?

    If the developed, wealthy international community does not make significant progress in the poverty challenge by the year 2015, 41 million more children are expected to die by then.

  • 01 Nov 2006
    One touch plus to life

    Last but not the least of the 12 projects that are supported by the “Life Plus” Youth Fund will be implemented by five young fencers from Ankara.

  • 01 Nov 2006
    Common efforts for a common future

    Turkey is all set to achieve another important goal on its way to joining the European Union. Within the context of the “Integration of Sustainable Development Into Sectoral Policies Project", UNDP and Turkish State Planning Organization have embarked upon a participatory process to prepare a national sustainable development policy document.

  • 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.

  • 01 Nov 2006
    23 million people stood up against poverty

    More than 23 million people from more than 80 countries all around the world participated in the “Stand Up” initiative by collectively standing up, in the course of 24 hours from 15-16 October, to remind the leaders of rich countries their commitment to the Millenium Development Goals and to eradicate extreme poverty from the surface of the earth.

  • 01 Nov 2006
    UNDP's new HDR Report

    UNDP Administrator Kemal Derviş will launch the 2006 Human Development Report titled “Beyond Scarcity: Power, Poverty and the Global Water Crisis” in South Africa, on 9 November 2006. Simultaneous launches will take place around the globe, including Turkey.

  • 01 Oct 2006
    Women demand 50% quota in elections

    In the morning of September 1st, 2006, people of Ürgüp woke up to the sound of a cheerful parade outside their homes. Nearly 500 volunteer women were marching on the quaint streets of the town, with banners and placards in hand, chanting slogans... They were the peaceful activists, demonstrating for women’s rights and gender equality in Turkey!

  • 01 Oct 2006
    New hope for internally displaced

    Prepared by the Governorship of Van and UNDP, the Action Plan was officially presented in a meeting in Van on 29 September, with the participation of the Minister of the Interior Abdülkadir Aksu, UN Secretary-General’s Representative on the Human Rights of Internally Displaced Persons Dr. Walter Kaelin, and UN Turkey Coordinator and UNDP Representative Mahmood Ayub.

  • 01 Oct 2006
    'Target: Zero Extinction' is reaching its target

    The number of flora and fauna species on the brink of extinction is increasing every year, but fortunately the number of people who dedicate themselves to the preservation of nature is also increasing day by day.

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