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  • 01 Aug 2007
    LDCs discussed globalization

    “If the current international rules continue as it is, poor countries will start to perish in the following 30 years”. These words were echoed by Harriet Schmidt, High Representative for United Nations Least Developed Countries (LDCs) at the “Making Globalization work for the Least Developed Countries” Conference held on 9-10 July 2007 in Istanbul.

  • 01 Aug 2007
    Closing the digital divide

    In an era where almost everything is controlled and operated by computers and digital equipment, not everyone is benefiting from the latest information and communication technology (ICT).

  • 01 Jul 2007
    New rural development project launched

    UNDP has joined forces with the Turkish government for a new rural development project in Southeast Anatolia.

  • 01 Jul 2007
    New approach to rural development

    The Sivas Erzincan Rural Development Project (SERDP) aims to improve incomes and welfare of rural people in the provinces of Sivas and Erzincan, in line with Turkey's National Rural Development Strategy and policies.

  • 01 Jul 2007
    Microcredit for young entrepreneurs

    Turkish Economic Bank (TEB), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Young Managers and Businessmen’s Association (GYİAD) is realizing a first in the world by implementing the “micro credit” business model for Turkish youth in the 18-35 age group who wish to start and grow their own business.

  • 01 Jul 2007
    Derviş signs agreement with Blacksea Economic Cooperation Organization in Istanbul

    Kemal Dervis, Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme and Ambassador Leonidas Chrysanthopoulos, Secretary General of the Organisation of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation signed a Cooperation Agreement on June 28, 2007, in Istanbul. The overall objective of the Agreement is to strengthen cooperation between the two organizations in several areas.

  • 01 Jul 2007
    UNDP brings 'fair trade' to Turkey

    The French man was looking for a quality food product with a good story behind it… The Turkish villagers were looking for a good buyer who would pay a fair price for their product, and they had lots of stories… This combination started a ‘fair trade' between Paris and Suvarlı, a small town of about 5,000 inhabitants in Southeastern Turkey.

  • 01 Jul 2007
    Sustainable development mobilization in Turkey

    Who would have known that the hardest pronounced and hardly remembered project title of the UNDP/Turkey would be well-understood and spread from mouth to mouth in the mountains of the eastern city of Erzurum, the primary schools of western city Bursa and the households of Central Anatolian city Kayseri...

  • 01 Jul 2007
    Award-winning HDRs

    United Nations Development Programme awarded five outstanding human development reports from around the world for their special contributions to the global campaign towards reaching the Millenium Development Goals.

  • 01 Jun 2007
    Call for new Life+ projects

    There is a new call for applications for the Life+ Youth Projects which address community and environmental problems.

  • 01 Jun 2007
    All-inclusive website for youth

    The new website designed exclusively for young people, offering a wealth of information on youth issues, as its name suggests, is now on-line.

  • 01 Jun 2007
    Youth councils meet at National General Assembly

    The annual Local Agenda 21 National Youth Councils General Assembly meeting was held on 17-21 May 2007 in Ankara with the participation of Youth for Habitat partners, UNDP officials, panelists and youth representatives as well as the representatives of youth parliaments all over Turkey.

  • 01 Jun 2007
    Report for new generations in Kosova

    The 2006 Kosovo Human Development Report published in April 2007 brings youth under the microscobe and analyses youth’s situation, concerns and hopes throughout the society.

  • 01 Jun 2007
    Global Initiative on Commodities on the agenda

    A “Global Initiative on Commodities” Conference organised by the Common Fund for Commodities (CFC), United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), UNDP and the Secretariat of the African, Caribbean and Pasific Group (ACP) was held on 7-11 May in Brazil to address problems in commodity exchange and how new commodity strategies could be designed to fight for poverty reduction.

  • 01 Jun 2007
    IFAD mission to Sivas and Erzincan

    A mission consisting of the representatives of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) visited the eastern provinces of Sivas and Erzincan, Turkey on 19-30 May 2007 to monitor the outcomes of the Sivas-Erzincan Rural Development Project.

  • 01 Jun 2007
    Cooperation for sustainable development

    At the 15th meeting of the United Nations Sustainable Development Commission held on 3 May 2007 in New York, officials from the Turkish State Planning Organization and UNDP Turkey, explained the “Integration of Sustainable Development into Sectoral Policies” project and stated that the aim of the project is to meet the needs of today without endangering the needs of future generations.

  • 01 Jun 2007
    Linking MDGs in Turkey to human rights

    The launch of the “Linking Human Rights to Turkey’s Localizing MDGs Program” project was introduced at a workshop titled “Millennium Development Goals in Turkey: Legal Framework for MDGs and Human Rights” hosted by the Ankara Bar Association on 11 May 2007 in Ankara.

  • 01 Jun 2007
    Doğuş Group signs UN Global Compact

    Following Turkey’s largest and fast-growing firms, Doğuş Group has also joined the group of companies that has signed the UN’s Global Compact.

  • 01 Jun 2007
    New business opportunities for turkish private sector

    At the official presentation of the Black Sea Trade and Investment Promotion Programme (BSTIP) for the Turkish Business Support Organizations, on 28 May 2007 in Istanbul, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) announced the findings of a recent study, which is carried out within the framework of the BSTIP.

  • 01 May 2007
    Adıyaman: Hot spot for clusters

    The cluster in textile industry that is being realized in Turkey’s eastern city Adıyaman, is ongoing as an example study with the enthusiam of all its participants. This cooperation was last exhibited at a meeting on 7 April 2007 with the participation of the city’s senior officials.

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