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  • 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.

  • 15 Oct 2009
    Gender equality efforts must continue

    The HDI measures average achievements in a country, but it does not incorporate the degree of gender imbalance in these achievements.

  • 15 Oct 2009
    Turkey in the Migration Report

    Every year, millions of people cross national or international borders seeking better living standards.

  • 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.

  • 01 Oct 2009
    In search of lost tales

    They are, a society with a nomadic lifestyle that has become a major part of the Anatolian cultural mosaic, who have brought their rich historical heritage to present day... With their numbers left barely in the hundreths, the Yoruks with their doomed nomadic heritage are now facing the extinction of their oral literature.

  • 01 Oct 2009
    Turkey as an emerging donor

    Turkey has come a long way in terms of development aid. These aids, achieved through rapidly increasing budgets, have greatly contributed to Turkey’s emerging role as a donor.

  • 01 Oct 2009
    Narrowing MDG Gaps

    Time is running out. The current state of the global economy, experiencing its severest downturn since the Great Depression of the 1930s, is likely to hinder progress towards the countdown to 2015. Bridging implementation gaps by taking immediate measures are essential if the Millenium Development Goals (MDGs) are to be met by the target date.

  • 01 Oct 2009
    National efforts for a climate deal

    Shifted to the full negotiation mode in Poznan last year, the international community is gearing up for the upcoming Conference of Parties (COP15) in Copenhagen this December at which an ambitious and effective international climate change deal is to be sealed for the Post-2012.

  • 01 Oct 2009
    Overcoming barriers

    UNDP’s 2009 Global Human Development Report, which will be launched on 5 October, draws attention the large gains migration can bring to human development once the barriers constraining human movement are lifted.

  • 01 Oct 2009

    Around the world, UN Information Centres (UNICs) and UN Country Team (UNCT) colleagues are being encouraged to reach out to educational institutions in their locations by speaking at local schools on or around 24 October 2009 to celebrate the 64th anniversary of the United Nations Charter marking the establishment of the organization.

  • 01 Oct 2009
    Social change by arts

    Leading musicians from different cultural, social and ethnic backgrounds and talented disabled and socially disadvantaged artists come together to perform under Social Inclusion Band. Social Inclusion Band is an international social responsibility initiative which voices its motto as “Social Change by Arts”.

  • 01 Oct 2009
    Overcoming barriers: Human mobility and development

    Human development is about putting people at the centre of development. It is about people realizing their potential, increasing their choices and enjoying the freedom to lead lives they value. Since 1990, annual Human Development Reports have explored challenges including poverty, gender, democracy, human rights, cultural liberty, globalization, water scarcity and climate change.

  • 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.

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