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  • 15 Dec 2006
    Turkey in water report

    2006 Human Development Report contains some chapters where Turkey’s name is also mentioned together with some other countries. Turkey is considered as one of the few 'water-rich' countries in the Middle East where scarcity of water resources generally persists.

  • 15 Dec 2006
    Turkey makes progress according to Human Development Index

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has released its 16th annual Human Development Index (HDI), which presents an improvement of two positions for Turkey in human development from 2005 HDI.

  • 15 Dec 2006
    27% of the population s below national poverty line

    The Human Development Report for 2006 also provides the Human Poverty Index (HPI) for 102 developing countries – a composite index measuring deprivations and capturing social exclusion.

  • 15 Dec 2006
    In gender equality Turkey ranks fourth from bottom among 75 countries

    One of the indices that the report also provides is the Gender Empowerment Measure (GEM) which is intended to measure women’s and men’s abilities to participate actively in economic and political life and their command over economic resources.

  • 15 Dec 2006
    Three in every ten thousand people work in technology development

    One of the given tables in the 2006 Human Development Report indicates the data on Technology: Diffusion and Creation.

  • 15 Dec 2006
    How is the Human Development Index calculated?

    Each year since 1990, UNDP through the Human Development Report has published the Human Development Index (HDI) that looks beyond economic growth measures and gross domestic product to a broader definition of well being.

  • 01 Dec 2006
    Call for an all out campaign to address regional disparities

    Turkish Economic and Social Studies Foundation (TESEV) and UNDP’s newly released report on priority social and economic measures for east and southeast Anatolia regions calls for an all out campaign for 7 years in order to address the regional disparities in Turkey and inequalities within the region.

  • 01 Dec 2006
    New blood to Turkish IT sector from youth

    “Youth Movement in Information Technology” initiated with the cooperation of Cisco Systems, UNDP, Turkish Informatics Foundation, Youth for Habitat Association and Istanbul Technical University (ITU) was introduced to the public with a press conference in Istanbul on 15 November 2006.

  • 01 Dec 2006
    International Information Society Symposium

    Turkey hosted an ‘International Information Society Symposium’ in Ankara on the 1st and 2nd of November 2006.

  • 01 Dec 2006
    Turkey's perspective on women's involvement in politics is positive

    The results of the public perception survey, aimed at determining the public's approach to women's involvement in politics in Turkey which is being jointly carried out by the United Nations Development Programme and Association of Supporting and Educating Women Candidates has released in Ankara on 14 November 2006. The survey has been conducted in the framework of UNDP’s Women and Politics Project.

  • 01 Dec 2006
    Every drop counts

    UNDP and The Coca-Cola Company have signed a five-year partnership agreement to address water challenges in Eastern Europe and Central Asia.

  • 01 Dec 2006
    A new step to promote public-private sector partnerships

    UNDP Turkey took a new step to promote Public-Private Sector Partnerships by signing a Memorandum of Understanding with Beşiktaş Municipality of Istanbul.

  • 01 Dec 2006
    Call for public awareness of water crisis

    Following the launch of the 2006 Global Human Development Report on 9th of November, three initiatives on water issues have started at an international level.

  • 01 Nov 2006
    23 million people stood up against poverty

    More than 23 million people from more than 80 countries all around the world participated in the “Stand Up” initiative by collectively standing up, in the course of 24 hours from 15-16 October, to remind the leaders of rich countries their commitment to the Millenium Development Goals and to eradicate extreme poverty from the surface of the earth.

  • 01 Nov 2006
    UNDP's new HDR Report

    UNDP Administrator Kemal Derviş will launch the 2006 Human Development Report titled “Beyond Scarcity: Power, Poverty and the Global Water Crisis” in South Africa, on 9 November 2006. Simultaneous launches will take place around the globe, including Turkey.

  • 01 Nov 2006
    Life + second phase projects

    Formed by the UNDP and Coca-Cola Turkey, and conducted by the Youth Association for Habitat, the “Life Plus” Youth Fund has given rise to the implementation of many youth projects since 19 May 2005.

  • 01 Nov 2006
    Poverty Day messages

    The messages of UN Secretary General Kofi Annan and UN Administrator Kemal Derviş on 17 October ‘International Day for the Eradication of Poverty’.

  • 01 Nov 2006
    Where does the world stand in the fight against poverty?

    If the developed, wealthy international community does not make significant progress in the poverty challenge by the year 2015, 41 million more children are expected to die by then.

  • 01 Nov 2006
    One touch plus to life

    Last but not the least of the 12 projects that are supported by the “Life Plus” Youth Fund will be implemented by five young fencers from Ankara.

  • 01 Nov 2006
    Common efforts for a common future

    Turkey is all set to achieve another important goal on its way to joining the European Union. Within the context of the “Integration of Sustainable Development Into Sectoral Policies Project", UNDP and Turkish State Planning Organization have embarked upon a participatory process to prepare a national sustainable development policy document.

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