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  • 01 Nov 2007
    Local administration build on capacity

    Turkey’s local administration reforms in the EU process were discussed at a two-day international conference in Ankara.

  • 01 Nov 2007
    Women's rights seminar

    Global and national experiences in women’s rights were discussed in Ankara at a seminar for Senior Inspectors of the Ministry of Interior on 18-19 October 2007.

  • 01 Nov 2007
    International Black Sea Day celebrated

    The 11th International Black Sea Action Day was celebrated on 31 October 2007 in İstanbul.

  • 01 Oct 2007
    MDG Journalism Awards

    The “Latin America and MDG 2007 Journalism Awards” contest – organized by UNDP and the Inter Press Service (IPS) news agency – that seeks Latin america’s best news articles on the Millennium Development Goals and that aims to encourage the regional media finalized on 28 September 2007 with seven winners.

  • 01 Oct 2007
    Best practice examples announced

    In the context of the 2007 National Human Development Report that is being written on “Youth in Turkey”, UNDP for the first time has selected and awarded “best youth projects” that have contributed to the enhancement of capabilities of youth.

  • 01 Oct 2007
    New Life + projects

    The third phase of the Life + Youth Programme established by Coca-Cola Turkey and supported by UNDP has commenced as of September 2007.

  • 01 Oct 2007
    Search for new markets

    The 13th Adiyaman Textile and Ready Wear Clusters Meeting convened on 24 September 2007 in Adiyaman.

  • 01 Oct 2007
    Millennium Development Goals introduced

    “In order to achieve the Millennium Development Goals, governments, development partners, civil society and the private sector must work together in coherence” These words were echoed by Rıfat Hisarcıklıoğlu, Chairman of the Turkish Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges (TOBB) at the introductory meeting of the “Localizing the UN Millennium Development Goals in Turkey through the Local Agenda 21 Governance Network” Project implemented by TOBB and UNDP.

  • 01 Oct 2007
    New report on CSR in Turkey

    A new report on Turkey’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) practices will be launched on 23 October 2007 in Ankara.

  • 01 Oct 2007
    ICT works intensify (in Turkish)

    Almost all Turkish missions in North America and Europe realize their consular processes in a virtual environment. In the context of the “Dissemination of E-Consulate Module for Increased Efficiency in the Service Delivery of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs” Project implemented jointly by UNDP and the Ministry of Affairs in May 2006 with a budget of 1 million 200 thousand dollars, UNDP is helping the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) to upgrade its communication abilities between its offices abroad.

  • 01 Sep 2007
    Culture blends with fashion

    Famous fashion designers joined hands to protect Southeastern Anatolia’s cultural heritages and to create new income opportunities for the region.

  • 01 Sep 2007
    Women insist on equality

    The urgency of moving in the direction of equal representation of men and women in the parliament has been the main focus of Local Agenda 21 (LA21) women councils in 2006-7.

  • 01 Sep 2007
    Sustainable development training for experts

    162 people in total from public institutions, non-governmental organizations and private sector took the ‘Sustainable Development Training’. The target is the evaluation of environment, economic growth and quality of human life within sectoral policies.

  • 01 Sep 2007
    Call for best practice examples

    The National Human Development Report that is being prepared in many countries around the world under the leadership of United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is being prepared in Turkey this year on “Youth”.

  • 01 Sep 2007
    International Youth Day celebrated

    The theme of this year’s International Youth Day that is being celebrated every year on 12 August since 1999 was “Be Seen, Be Heard: Youth Participation for Development”.

  • 01 Sep 2007
    Expanding rural infrastructure

    With the goal of improving rural sanitary infrastructure and enhancing village-level access to safe sanitation, the Sivas Erzincan Rural Development Project (SERDP) has embarked on an initiative to develop sanitation systems for 13 targeted villages in the provinces of Sivas and Erzincan.

  • 01 Aug 2007
    Towards new environment projects

    The second phase of the Small Investments Fund (SIF) jointly established by Bakü-Tbilisi-Ceyhan Company Environmental Investment Programme and UNDP has commenced as of June 2007.

  • 01 Aug 2007
    Environment tips for youth

    Take usable medicines you no longer need to pharmacies, which collect them for people in need. Shop virtually on the Internet to prevent pollution related to transportation. Repair things rather than throwing them away...' These are only a few of the recommendations in a training kit on responsible consumption prepared by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and UNESCO.

  • 01 Aug 2007
    Progress report on MDGs

    According to the The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) 2007 Report, despite recent advancements in all eight goals globally, some are needed to be given momentum in order to achieve them by 2015.

  • 01 Aug 2007
    Number of women doubled in the parliament

    The low number of women in Turkey's parliament has been causing Turkey to rank among the lowest compared to other countries in the Gender Empowerment Measure (GEM) published along with annual Global Human Development Reports.

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