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  • 01 Dec 2009
    Global expertise for local challenges

    Following the first term of the Corporate Service Corps (CSC), IBM’s voluntary leadership initiative, IBM experts were in Mersin once again, to continue to find solutions to local socio-economic challenges by providing global expertise throughout the month of October.

  • 01 Dec 2009
    Time to wear red ribbons

    One of the most devastating epidemics in the history of man, AIDS has caused the premature death of 25 million people from 1981 to 2007.

  • 01 Nov 2009
    There's a village out there

    As the famous Turkish children’s song goes, “there’s a village out there that is ours, even though we’ve never been there yet...” There are several communities surrounding the very eastern province of Kars that many of even Turkish people haven’t visited yet, but they hold a considerable potential to develop the tourism sector in the entire Kars region.

  • 01 Nov 2009
    Fikirler Türkiye için yarışıyor

    Türkiye’de e-devlet uygulamalarının hayata geçirilmesinde sağlanan önemli ilerleme, yurttaşların yenilikçi e-devlet çözümleri önerecekleri bir yarışma ile yepyeni bir boyut kazanıyor.

  • 01 Nov 2009
    Millions are on the brink of poverty

    In a year stricken with global crises, progress towards poverty eradication has inevitably reversed. The recession has claimed at least 50 million jobs this year. As many as 100 million more people are expected to fall below the poverty line by the end of 2009.

  • 01 Nov 2009
    Mutual understanding and dialogue

    One of the most pressing issues raised following the launch event of security pilot models for Improvement of Civilian Oversight of the Internal Security Sector project was the promotion of mutual understanding and dialogue between the security sector and society.

  • 01 Nov 2009
    And the award goes to "Youth in Turkey"

    UNDP Turkey’s 2008 National Human Development Report entitled “Youth in Turkey” has been awarded the 2009 Human Development Excellence Awards for excellence in influencing national policy debate. The award was presented in a ceremony in Busan, South Korea on 26 October 2009.

  • 01 Nov 2009
    Women's place in Turkey is alarming

    Turkey shows promising progress in many areas, however when it comes to women’s place in society, Turkey is still far behind.

  • 01 Nov 2009
    Shifting migration paradigms

    Migration, most commonly known as people moving from one place to another, is often affiliated with negative outcomes in which people are forced to move as a result of war, conflict or lack of opportunities and services.

  • 15 Oct 2009
    Migration challenges misconceptions

    Allowing for migration—both within and between countries—has the potential to increase people’s freedom and improve the lives of millions around the world, according to the 2009 Human Development Report.

  • 15 Oct 2009
    Migration complements development

    Migration can make an important contribution to development at home, but is not an alternative to efforts by developing countries to achieve growth and improve human well-being.

  • 15 Oct 2009
    Core package of reforms

    Governments should undertake a series of policy reforms to maximize the benefits of migration and to better ensure the rights of migrants, according to the Human Development Report.

  • 15 Oct 2009
    Uneven progress and inequality persists

    Despite progress in many areas over the last 25 years, the disparities in people’s well-being in rich and poor countries continue to be unacceptably wide, according to the Human Development Index (HDI) released as part of the 2009 Human Development Report (HDR).

  • 15 Oct 2009
    Turkey ranks 79th out of 182 countries

    United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has released its annual Human Development Index (HDI) which indicates that although Turkey’s income levels are high, there is still room for growth in terms of education and health services.

  • 15 Oct 2009
    Poverty indicators for Turkey

    The HDI measures the average progress of a country in human development. The Human Poverty Index (HPI-1), focuses on the proportion of people below certain threshold levels in each of the dimensions of the human development index - living a long and healthy life, having access to education, and a decent standard of living.

  • 15 Oct 2009
    Gender equality efforts must continue

    The HDI measures average achievements in a country, but it does not incorporate the degree of gender imbalance in these achievements.

  • 15 Oct 2009
    Turkey in the Migration Report

    Every year, millions of people cross national or international borders seeking better living standards.

  • 01 Oct 2009
    In search of lost tales

    They are, a society with a nomadic lifestyle that has become a major part of the Anatolian cultural mosaic, who have brought their rich historical heritage to present day... With their numbers left barely in the hundreths, the Yoruks with their doomed nomadic heritage are now facing the extinction of their oral literature.

  • 01 Oct 2009
    Turkey as an emerging donor

    Turkey has come a long way in terms of development aid. These aids, achieved through rapidly increasing budgets, have greatly contributed to Turkey’s emerging role as a donor.

  • 01 Oct 2009
    Narrowing MDG Gaps

    Time is running out. The current state of the global economy, experiencing its severest downturn since the Great Depression of the 1930s, is likely to hinder progress towards the countdown to 2015. Bridging implementation gaps by taking immediate measures are essential if the Millenium Development Goals (MDGs) are to be met by the target date.

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