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  • 01 Jan 2009
    What does capacity development mean for UNDP?

    United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) emphasizes capacity development in all its policies and programmes.

  • 01 Jan 2009
    Living with HIV

    New UNDP report calls for greater integration of people living with and affected by HIV. Discrimination and the social exclusion of people living with HIV are undermining efforts to respond to AIDS, according to a new report “Living with HIV in Eastern Europe and CIS: The Human Cost of Social Exclusion”, which was released by the UN Development Programme (UNDP) in conjunction with both World AIDS Day and the 60th Anniversary of the signing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

  • 01 Dec 2008
    Alliances for Culture Tourism in Eastern Anatolia

    Alliances for Culture Tourism in Eastern Anatolia UN Joint Program was launched in Ankara on 18 November 2008.

  • 01 Dec 2008
    Black Sea Tool Box

    The time has come to remember the Black Sea. The Black Sea coastal zone is shared by six countries including Turkey, Bulgaria, Georgia, Romania, Russia and Ukraine and it has been abused for the past 80 years in particular.

  • 01 Dec 2008
    Civilian oversight of security

    “Improving the Civilian Oversight of Internal Security Sector Project” jointly implemented by the Ministry of Interior’s and UNDP has been launched in Ankara on November 6 2008 through a whole-day event in Ankara.

  • 01 Dec 2008
    Post-Conflict Economic Recovery Report

    While countries ravaged by war make the headlines, their recovery from violent upheaval is a story rarely covered. Yet, economic recovery is a formidable challenge facing these devastated nations, and is the subject of a sweeping new report released by UNDP.

  • 01 Dec 2008
    Realising the dreams of disabled

    The recent survey conducted by the Turkish Statistical Institute in cooperation with the Administration on Persons with Disabilities (ÖZİDA) indicates that there are approximately 8.5 million persons with disabilities in Turkey, which constitutes nearly 13% of the total population.

  • 01 Dec 2008
    Turkey seeks employment opportunities for its youth

    Even the organizers of the first National Youth Employment Summit in Çorum were not sure whether the summit bringing together so many organizations would be successful or not…

  • 01 Dec 2008
    The Swiss-UNDP youth fund for Turkey

    A new fund has been launched to support the project ideas developed by youth in three pilot provinces – Konya, Muğla and Kocaeli- in Turkey.

  • 01 Dec 2008
    The human development pioneer

    Mahbub ul Haq, the father of human development, shaped development philosophy and practice in over four decades. A biography has now been published as a tribute to his pioneering work of putting people back in the front of development.

  • 01 Dec 2008
    Migration for development: A global joint initiative

    The United Nations and the European Commission have started a Joint Initiative on Migration and Development.

  • 01 Nov 2008
    UN celebrates its 63rd anniversary

    The 63rd anniversary of United Nations’ establishment was celebrated in Turkey as well as in other countries around the world on 24 October 2008.

  • 01 Nov 2008
    Kars discovers its aromatic plants

    The dams built in Eastern Anatolia and the effects of climate change caused by global warming are resulting in water resources and wetlands to perish and endangering the living spaces of plants.

  • 01 Nov 2008
    Carbon finance in Europe and the CIS

    Article by Marina Olshanskaya and Ben Slay, The Kyoto Protocol and Carbon Trading

  • 01 Nov 2008
    Nations standing up against poverty

    People of all nationalities, races, economic means, beliefs and ages once again came together across the globe to show governments that they refuse to stay seated or silent in the face of poverty and injustice.

  • 01 Nov 2008
    What on earth is south-south cooperation?

    “The other day I accidentally overheard my assistant talking to a fellow young diplomat. My assistant was explaining what the South-South Cooperation was. After trying a few definitions, he began to tell him a well-known joke from our Turkish folk history, an anecdote from Nasrettin Hoca, a legendary popular character of 13th century Turkey.” This is how the head of Multilateral Relations Department H. Avni Aksoy of the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs started to explain South-South Cooperation at a project launch in Ankara in mid-October.

  • 01 Nov 2008
    UNDP encourages civic engagement in Turkey

    “Building an open and transparent Government is challenging and it involves building robust institutional legislations”. These are words uttered by UNDP Resident Representative Mahmood Ayub in his opening speech at the launch of the “Inclusive Civic Engagement in Legislation Making in Turkey” project. The project implemented by UNDP was launched on 8 October 2008 in Ankara.

  • 01 Nov 2008
    Stand up against poverty

    The International Day for the Eradication of Poverty was commemorated on 17 October 2007 around the world.

  • 01 Nov 2008
    Koç raises the bar

    On 25 October 2007, Koç Holding in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme and Corporate Social Responsibility Association organized a conference on “Creating Value with the Global Compact” in İstanbul.

  • 01 Nov 2008
    II. International Clustering Conference in Istanbul

    The II. International Clustering Conference “Clusters 2007” was held on 25-26 October 2007 in İstanbul.

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