New Horizons e-magazine

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  • 01 Nov 2012
    The fishermen from SEPAs convened

    The representatives of eight fishery cooperatives from Gökova and Datça-Bozburun Special Environment Protection Areas (SEPAs) visited Foça SEPA in the context of the Strengthening the System of Marine and Coastal Protected Areas of Turkey Project.

  • 01 Nov 2012
    From the Representative: Gender equality and sustainable development

    A collective and concerted effort is required at local, national and global level to find sustainable solutions on sustainable basis. The gender equality and the empowerment of women indeed are undeniably fundamental to this basis.

  • 01 Nov 2012
    United Nations Day was celebrated with concerts

    The 67th anniversary of the foundation of United Nations was celebrated this year on 24 October. Symphony orchestras from all around Turkey and Presidential Symphony Orchestra dedicated one of their concerts to United Nations Day.

  • 01 Nov 2012
    International Day of the Girl Child celebrated for the first time

    United Nations marked 11th of October as the International Day of the Girl Child for the first time. On this day, UN called for an end to child marriage and stresses education as one of the best strategies for protecting girls against this harmful practice.

  • 01 Nov 2012
    Half does not make one

    International Convention of “Women Representation in Public and Private Sector’s Senior Management” was held in Ankara on 11-12 October 2012 with the partnership of Business Women Entrepreneurs and Enhancement Association (ANGİKAD) and UNDP under the United Nations Joint Programme Fostering an Enabling Environment for Gender Equality in Turkey.

  • 01 Nov 2012
    Frequently asked questions about energy efficiency

    Market Transformation of Energy Efficient Project aims to raise public awareness about energy efficiency related topics. For that purpose, we prepared short videos in Turkish to answer frequently asked questions about energy efficiency.

  • 01 Nov 2012
    Turkey marked the Biological Diversity Conference with “Blue Carbon”

    The results reached in the context of Strengthening the System of Marine and Coastal Protected Areas of Turkey Project attracted attention in the Convention on Biological Diversity 11th Conference of Parties in Hyderabad, India.

  • 01 Nov 2012
    A milestone in local economic development agenda for Turkey

    Turkey’s first ever integrated cluster support programme has been officially started with the announcement of the Directive on the official Gazette on 15 September.

  • 01 Nov 2012
    The future of the Mediterranean Protected Areas to be discussed in Turkey

    The second of the Marine Protected Areas Forum organized by the Network of Managers of Marine Protected Areas in the Mediterranean (MedPAN) will be held in Antalya in December.

  • 01 Nov 2012
    Ayvalık Adaları Nature Park generates annual income of USD 43 million

    The Economic Analysis Report prepared for the Ayvalık Adaları Nature Park was completed in the context of the Strengthening the System of Marine and Coastal Protected Areas of Turkey Project.

  • 01 Nov 2012
    Küre Mountains National Park in the Europe's Wilderness Days

    Küre Mountains National Park received PAN Parks certificate at the 11th Europe’s Wilderness Days co-organized by PAN Parks and Metsahallitus in Finland on 26-29 September. Küre Mountains National Park became Turkey’s first and Europe’s 13th protected area with PAN Parks certificate.

  • 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 Oct 2012
    Airports of İstanbul are getting ready for disasters

    Continuing its efforts in Turkey with its initiative “DHL Disaster Response Team”, DHL realized the “Get Airports Ready for Disaster (GARD)” trainings in Istanbul International Ataturk and Sabiha Gökçen airports alongside with UNDP Turkey and General Directorate of State Airports Authority.

  • 01 Oct 2012
    World Water Week

    World Water Week was organized this year on 26-31 August in Stockholm. There had been over a hundred sessions throughout the Week, in which the promotion of responsible water resource management, water in agriculture, food production, drought and climate change were discussed.

  • 01 Oct 2012
    Capacity building training for the job councellors

    The Capacity Building Training, which was developed by the United Nations Joint Programme “Growth with Decent Work for All: National Youth Employment Program and Pilot Implementation in Antalya” for the İŞKUR job, counsellors ended on 22 September.

  • 01 Oct 2012
    Democratic Governance and Gender Regional Community Practice Meeting in İstanbul

    Democratic Governance and Gender Regional Community of Practice meetings were held in İstanbul International Center for Private Sector in Development between 19-21 September, in which practitioners at the national, regional and headquarters level were brought together.

  • 01 Oct 2012
    Participation for inclusive regional governance

    “Basic Level Training on Participation and Stakeholder Engagement in Regional Development” were held in Ankara between 24-26 September 2012 in the scope of the joint initiative of Ministry of Development and UNDP Turkey for “Support to the Improvement of Mechanisms for Governance of Regional Development in Turkey”.

  • 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.

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