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  • 01 Jun 2008
    UN General Assembly President visits Turkey

    The President of the UN General Assembly Srgjan Kerim called for world leaders to give their full support to the UN high-level meeting that will convene to discuss the global food crisis on 3-5 June 2008 in Rome.

  • 01 May 2008
    Unemployed youth are being trained in the tourism sector

    The Millennium Development Fund jointly established by UNDP and Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey (TOBB) has started to provide opportunities for some unemployed young people.

  • 01 May 2008
    The digital gap is closing

    The infrastructure of the “Bridging the Digital Divide” project that aims to close the digital gap in Turkey and to increase the computer literacy has been completed.

  • 01 May 2008
    Hawks doves and wild sheep

    Article by Nicolas Jarraud, Biodiversity flourishes in Cyprus’s no man’s land

  • 01 May 2008
    Saving the fish of Amanos

    First the fresh water goby abandoned the streams of the historic southern city of Hatay in Turkey, then the eels that inexhaustibly migrate all the way from the Atlantic Ocean and feed on fresh water gobies failed to appear...

  • 01 May 2008
    Guide for Global Compact progress reports

    Companies that participate in the United Nations Global Compact are required to produce an annual “Commucation on Progress” (COP) to their stakeholders which details progress made in implementing the ten Global Compact principles. The Global Compact Office in New York has therefore recently published a guide on how to create, share and post their COPs.

  • 01 May 2008
    Investing in civil society: Diversification of environmental NGOs in central and eastern Europe

    Article by JoAnn Carmin, New Horizons - As civil society actors, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) often are viewed as integral to the creation and maintenance of democracy.

  • 01 Apr 2008
    Before the window of opportunity closes

    Turkey must now focus on developing comprehensive policies for youth in order to ensure that the country has a healthy, educated, and skilled society to face the challenges of next 15 years and beyond, according to the 2008 Human Development Report for Turkey, which was launched on 21 March 2008 in Ankara.

  • 01 Apr 2008
    The Life Plus Youth Programme focuses on 'environment'

    The ‘Life Plus’ Youth Programme established by Coca-Cola Turkey and UNDP that supports projects designed by youth for the solutions of youths’ societal and environmental problems will now focus entirely on ‘environment’. 5-50 thousand dollars of financial support will be provided for the projects along with consultancy services.

  • 01 Apr 2008
    Ankara'da “Sürdürülebilir Kalkınma Günleri”

    UNDP ve Devlet Planlama Teşkilatı tarafından yürütülen “Sürdürülebilir Kalkınmanın Sektörel Politikalara Entegrasyonu” projesi 18-19 Mart 2008 tarihinde Ankara’da düzenlenen iki günlük bir toplantıyla sona erdi.

  • 01 Apr 2008
    Support to Turkish judicial system

  • 01 Apr 2008
    Turkey receives 7 million dollars for the urgent issue of global warming

    Turkey is to receive US$ 7 million to tackle urgent problems arising from global warming from the Government of Spain through a Fund established in cooperation with the United Nations Development Programme.

  • 01 Apr 2008
    Olympic torch relay

    The people of Istanbul welcomed the 2008 Olympic flame on Thursday, April 3. The torchbearers passed through many notable sights along the relay route, including the Bosphorus Bridge that connects Europe and Asia.

  • 01 Mar 2008
    Carbon trade: Alternative to combat climate change

    Carbon trade has recently emerged as a rapidly expanding, multibillion-dollar international market and is currently being considered as one of the most efficient alternatives for controlling and reducing greenhouse gases known as “carbon” and financing for sustainable development.

  • 01 Mar 2008
    Water harvesting brings new life to the village

    Tekke Kuyumcu Village, in Beypazarı town of Turkey’s capital city Ankara, despite its central location, is one of those ‘remote villages’ that is experiencing problems in accessing safe drinking water.

  • 01 Mar 2008
    Kocaeli pioneers in MDGs

    Kocaeli is a western city in Turkey which has already started to internalize the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and conducting all its activities according to these targets.

  • 01 Mar 2008
    Lost tales are coming back

    One of the projects that is being implemented in the context of the third phase of the Life Plus Youth Programme established by Coca-Cola Turkey and UNDP is the “Lost Tales” project developed by the Buğday Association in the Nomad villages in 5 cities of Turkey.

  • 01 Mar 2008
    Youth report comes out this month

    UNDP Turkey will be launching its 2008 National Human Development Report titled “Youth in Turkey” on 21 March 2008 in Ankara.

  • 01 Mar 2008
    Innovative projects to be awarded

    The SEED Initiative is opening the call for submissions for the SEED Awards 2008. The SEED Awards for Entrepreneurship in Sustainable Development is an annual international competition, designed to support innovative, entrepreneurial partnerships in developing countries which have the potential to make real improvements in poverty eradication and environmental sustainability.

  • 01 Mar 2008
    A look on multidimensional poverty

    A new book titled “Quantitative Approaches to Multidimensional Poverty Measurement” edited by Nanak Kakwani and Jacques Silber has been published by the International Poverty Centre (IPC) established by UNDP and the Insititute for Applied Economic Research (IPEA).

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