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  • 19 Mar 2010
    Turkey prepares for post-2012

    Following the Copenhagen Accord in December 2009, Turkey discusses options for Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions to limit greenhouse gas emissions.

  • 17 Mar 2010
    Antonio Banderas is UNDP's new Goodwill Ambassador

    Antonio Banderas appointed as UNDP Goodwill Ambassador. The world renowned actor to advocate for ending poverty, empowering women and protecting the environment.

  • 16 Mar 2010
    Keeping the promise - Secretary General's MDG report

    Millennium Development Goals must be met, UN Secretary-General says ahead of September Summit.

  • 25 Jan 2010
    Argande appears at Istanbul Fashion Week

    The 2010-2011 fall-winter collection of Argande will be exhibited in the Istanbul Fashion Week’ 10 between February 3-6. Argande brand has been introduced under the auspices of Project “Innovations for Women’s Empowerment in the GAP Region”; a collaborative venture between the United Nations Development Programme and Southeastern Anatolia Regional Development Administration with support of fashion designers and MUDO and financed by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency.

  • 12 Jan 2010
    S-UN Fund’s call for proposals to youth

    The Swiss-UN Fund, popularly known as S-UN Fund for Youth, continues with a second call for grant applications. Young women and men from 15 to 26 years of age and residing in Adana, Balıkesir or Kocaeli can submit their applications until 26 February 2010.

  • 10 Dec 2009
    UNDP Administrator Helen Clark's statement on Human Rights Day

    One of the founding principles of the United Nations is our faith in the dignity and worth of every person, without distinction on the basis of race, colour, sex, language, religion, property, birth or other status. Today, however, on International Human Rights Day, we are reminded that discrimination in all its forms continues to undermine this principle.

  • 07 Dec 2009
    E-Transformation in public administration

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the Public Administration Institute for Turkey and the Middle East-(TODAİE) eGovernment Centre (eDEM), Turkish International Cooperation & Development Agency (TİKA) and the Statistical Economical are jointly organizing "e-Transformation in Public Administration from e-Government to e-Governance", International Conference on: “e-Government: Sharing Experiences” With support from the Social Research and Training Centre for Islamic Countries (SESRIC), will take place in Antalya Kervansaray Hotel from 8–11 December 2009.

  • 03 Dec 2009
    "I can manage my money"

    Through developing the financial awareness among young people in Turkey, the project which was launched to contribute to sustainable economies “I Can Manage My Money” has been introduced to the press.

  • 02 Dec 2009
    Women in Politics and Media Sensitization Panel

    United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Parliament Reporters’Association are organizing a one day Panel entitled Women in Politics and Media Sensitization at the Turkish Grand National Assembly (TGNA) on 3 December 2009, Thursday.

  • 20 Oct 2009
    And the award goes to "Youth in Turkey"

    UNDP Turkey’s 2008 National Human Development Report entitled “Youth in Turkey” has been awarded the 2009 Human Development Excellence Awards for excellence in influencing national policy debate. The award was presented in a ceremony in Busan, South Korea on 26 October 2009.

  • 05 Oct 2009
    Despite high income levels, Turkey ranks 79th out of 182 countries

    United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has released its annual Human Development Index (HDI) which indicates that although Turkey’s income levels are high, there is still room for growth in terms of education and health services.

  • 05 Oct 2009
    Human Development Report challenges common migration misconceptions

    Allowing for migration—both within and between countries—has the potential to increase people’s freedom and improve the lives of millions around the world, according to the 2009 Human Development Report launched here today.

  • 05 Oct 2009
    In 182 countries uneven progress and inequality in health, wealth and education persist

    Despite progress in many areas over the last 25 years, the disparities in people’s well-being in rich and poor countries continue to be unacceptably wide, according to the Human Development Index (HDI) released today as part of the 2009 Human Development Report (HDR). This year’s HDI, a summary indicator of people’s well-being—combining measures of life expectancy, literacy, school enrolment and GDP per capita—was calculated for 182 countries and territories, the most extensive coverage ever.

  • 05 Oct 2009
    Migration complements development but not a substitute for domestic programmes

    Migration can make an important contribution to development at home, but is not an alternative to efforts by developing countries to achieve growth and improve human well-being, according to the 2009 Human Development Report launched here today.

  • 05 Oct 2009
    Women migrants: Equal numbers, disproportionate challenges

    2009 Human Development Report calls for extending rights and removing unfair practices.

  • 05 Oct 2009
    Gains and risks are highest for poorest migrants

    2009 Human Development Report calls for policies that provide access and better treatment to low-skilled migrants.

  • 05 Oct 2009
    Human Development Report proposes key reforms to enhance gains from migration

    Governments should undertake a series of policy reforms to maximize the benefits of migration and to better ensure the rights of migrants, according to the Human Development Report launched here today.

  • 05 Oct 2009
    Migration can greatly benefit Europe

    Reforming migration policies and opening legal channels will benefit Europe and address the problem of a shrinking and aging population, according to the 2009 Human Development Report launched here today.

  • 24 Sep 2009
    Applications for 2nd Organized Industrial Zone in Şanlıurfa to open in November

    The new 2nd Organized Industrial Zone in Şanlıurfa to be established within scope of the Industrial Restructuring of Şanlıurfa Project financed under European Union – Turkey Pre Accession Financial Cooperation Programme, which aims at increasing the competitiveness of the industry of Şanlıurfa, will be ready for occupancy of highly competitive companies in the first quarter of 2010.

  • 09 Jul 2009
    Talesma under the same sun

    Run jointly by the GAP Regional Development Administration and the UNDP with financing from the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency, The Innovations for Women’s Empowerment in the GAP Region project will introduce a new line created with support from fashion designers and MUDO on July 9th, 2009 in Istanbul.

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