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  • 01 Dec 2009
    Time to wear red ribbons

    One of the most devastating epidemics in the history of man, AIDS has caused the premature death of 25 million people from 1981 to 2007.

  • 01 Dec 2009
    Dreams take center stage

    While singing the famous folk song Uzun İnce Bir Yoldayım (I am on a long narrow path) Şilay, was perhaps reflecting on the difficulties she faces daily as a disabled young woman.

  • 01 Dec 2009
    Dreams celebrate 2010

    Over 300 people welcomed 2010 at the Alternative New Year’s Party which took place on 28 December at the Ghetto night club in Istanbul.

  • 01 Nov 2009
    There's a village out there

    As the famous Turkish children’s song goes, “there’s a village out there that is ours, even though we’ve never been there yet...” There are several communities surrounding the very eastern province of Kars that many of even Turkish people haven’t visited yet, but they hold a considerable potential to develop the tourism sector in the entire Kars region.

  • 01 Nov 2009
    Fikirler Türkiye için yarışıyor

    Türkiye’de e-devlet uygulamalarının hayata geçirilmesinde sağlanan önemli ilerleme, yurttaşların yenilikçi e-devlet çözümleri önerecekleri bir yarışma ile yepyeni bir boyut kazanıyor.

  • 01 Nov 2009
    Millions are on the brink of poverty

    In a year stricken with global crises, progress towards poverty eradication has inevitably reversed. The recession has claimed at least 50 million jobs this year. As many as 100 million more people are expected to fall below the poverty line by the end of 2009.

  • 01 Nov 2009
    Mutual understanding and dialogue

    One of the most pressing issues raised following the launch event of security pilot models for Improvement of Civilian Oversight of the Internal Security Sector project was the promotion of mutual understanding and dialogue between the security sector and society.

  • 01 Nov 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.

  • 01 Nov 2009
    Women's place in Turkey is alarming

    Turkey shows promising progress in many areas, however when it comes to women’s place in society, Turkey is still far behind.

  • 01 Nov 2009
    Shifting migration paradigms

    Migration, most commonly known as people moving from one place to another, is often affiliated with negative outcomes in which people are forced to move as a result of war, conflict or lack of opportunities and services.

  • 01 Nov 2009
    Ideas compete for Turkey

    Turkey’s considerable progress in implementing e-government practices is taking on a spin with a new competition where citizens will be able to submit their ideas to offer innovative e-government solutions.

  • 01 Nov 2009
    Comprehensive project to strengthen marine and coastal protected areas in Turkey begins

    An inception workshop for “Strengthening Protected Area Network of Turkey: catalyzing Sustainability of Marine and Coastal Protected Areas” was held on Thursday, November 12, 2009. This new project aims to facilitate the expansion of the national system of marine and coastal protected areas and improve its management effectiveness.

  • 01 Nov 2009
    Mediators receive training

    Judicial actors and potential mediators consisting of lawyers, law faculty graduates, academicians, and prosecutors gathered in various training seminars held from the last week of September to mid-October in Hatay and İzmir.

  • 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.

  • 15 Oct 2009
    Migration challenges 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.

  • 15 Oct 2009
    Migration complements development

    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.

  • 15 Oct 2009
    Core package of reforms

    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.

  • 15 Oct 2009
    Uneven progress and inequality persists

    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 as part of the 2009 Human Development Report (HDR).

  • 15 Oct 2009
    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.

  • 15 Oct 2009
    Poverty indicators for Turkey

    The HDI measures the average progress of a country in human development. The Human Poverty Index (HPI-1), focuses on the proportion of people below certain threshold levels in each of the dimensions of the human development index - living a long and healthy life, having access to education, and a decent standard of living.

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