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  • 01 Oct 2012
    In 2011 the wealthiest were 8 times richer than the poorest

    Turkish Statistical Institute has recently published Income and Living Conditions Survey of 2011. According to the survey, in 2011, the people in Turkey's highest income group were 8 times richer than those in the lowest.

  • 01 Oct 2012
    From the Representative: International Day of Peace

    On 21 September 2012, we rang the Peace Bell on the occasion of the International Day of Peace to show the resolve and commitment of the humanity to build and maintain peace and security; to emancipate the world from the scourges of conflicts, terrorism, hostilities and wars; and to pave the way for sustainable human development.

  • 01 Oct 2012
    Innovative development stories from Europe and Central Asia

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) launched the second volume of Empowering Lives, Building Resilience at its Executive Board meeting showcasing transformative development achievements in Eastern European and Central Asian countries.

  • 01 Oct 2012
    Significant MDG gains risk slowing under declining aid

    The MDG Gap Task Force issued a new report, entitled “The Global Partnership for Development: Making Rhetoric a Reality” where, in his preface to the report, UN Secretary-General urges development partners to deliver on commitments to remain credible.

  • 01 Sep 2012
    A story of a volunteer: Volunteering at the Flying Broom Organization

    United Nations Volunteers continues to contribute to peace and development through volunteerism worldwide. One of our volunteers, Saba, writes her experience while she was volunteering at the Flying Broom Organization.

  • 01 Sep 2012
    Carrying on our contributions to life

    From 2005 to date, the “Life Plus” Youth Program, which supports the development of young people’s problem-solving environmental projects, has given support to 58 youth-led projects.

  • 01 Sep 2012
    Cihan Sultanoğlu and Shahid Najam in “Bizden Haberler”

    Cihan Sultanoğlu, the Assistant Administrator of UNDP, and Shahid Najam, UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in Turkey, have given interviews to the Koç Holding’s magazine “Bizden Haberler” in its August issue.

  • 01 Sep 2012
    International certification demand for service quality in Foça

    Developing an international certification system towards improving the service quality for Foça Special Environmental Protection Area was proposed in the context of the Strengthening the System of Marine and Coastal Protected Areas of Turkey Project.

  • 01 Sep 2012
    Küre Mountains National Park in "The Ecosystem Promise"

    Küre Mountains continue to be a global case study. Recently, Küre Mountains National Park’s experience has published in internationally well-known book, called “the Ecosystem Promise”.

  • 01 Sep 2012
    Ban says "Time to invest into Future"

    Ahead of the International Youth Day, and amidst an economic crisis which has affected young people the most, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called for greater and more meaningful inclusion of youth into decision-making processes around the world, while also warning of a possible “lost generation” if urgent measures are not put in place.

  • 01 Sep 2012
    Three new awards go to Dreams Academy

    Dreams Academy won 3 bronze Stevie awards in International Business Awards where more than 3200 companies and projects from 50 different countries competed against each other.

  • 01 Sep 2012
    No-fishing zones established in Hisarönü Bay upon the demand of the fishermen

    Professional and amateur fishing is restricted to four areas of Hisarönü Bay, which is situated in Datça - Bozburun Special Environmental Protection Area, in the context of the Strengthening the System of Marine and Coastal Protected Areas of Turkey Project.

  • 01 Sep 2012
    Helen Clark calls for an increased investment in disaster risk reduction

    On 15 August, Helen Clark, head of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), gave a keynote lecture at the University of Canterbury, in Christchurch, in New Zealand on the devastating effects of natural disasters on the poorest and most vulnerable and highlighting the urgent need for prevention and resilience for these communities.

  • 01 Sep 2012
    Kadir Topbaş represents Turkey in the High Level Panel

    United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon announced High Level Panel members from whom he will get support in determining global development framework. Kadir Topbaş, the Mayor of Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality, will represent Turkey in the Panel, which consists of 26 different representatives from civil society, public and private sector.

  • 01 Sep 2012
    The annual economic value of Köyceğiz-Dalyan SEPA is USD 51 million

    The Economic Analysis Report prepared for the Köyceğiz-Dalyan Special Environmental Protection Area (SEPA) was completed in the context of the Strengthening the System of Marine and Coastal Protected Areas of Turkey Project.

  • 01 Sep 2012
    From the Representative: Post-2015 development framework

    Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) have been the common framework of priorities for the development communities since 2000 when the UN Member States unanimously endorsed the Millennium Declaration. Now, we have been going through a process of defining the development agenda that will build on the MDGs after 2015.

  • 01 Sep 2012
    Secretary General took part in London Olympics torch run

    Ban Ki-moon, as the first UN Secretary General who served as a torch bearer, took part in the torch run for the 2012 Summer Olympic Games on the final leg of its journey in the United Kingdom.

  • 01 Sep 2012
    In Republic of Korea, Ban launches new initiative to protect oceans

    Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon launched a new initiative to protect the oceans and the people whose livelihoods depend on it, and called on countries to work together to achieve a more sustainable management of this precious resource and address the threats it is currently facing.

  • 01 Aug 2012
    Three MDG targets achieved, global partnership required for 2015 goals

    Three important targets on poverty, slums and water have been met three years ahead of 2015, says this year’s Report on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), launched by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

  • 01 Aug 2012
    Ship-based pollution will be prevented in the Fethiye-Göcek SEPA

    The action is taken to prevent ship-based pollution in the Fethiye-Göcek SEPA (Special Environmental Protection Area) in the context of the Strengthening the System of Marine and Coastal Protected Areas of Turkey Project.

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