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  • 01 Dec 2010
    Turkey's Second National Communication

    Turkey has started the preparation of its Second National Communication which will be submitted to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

  • 01 Dec 2010
    Recommendations for youth policies

    With the experiences gathered throughout implementation of the S-UN Fund and active involvement of young people in the pilot provinces, the report titled ‘Recommendations for Youth Participation and Youth Policies’ was introduced at the Swiss-UNDP (S-UN) Fund for Youth’s closing reception in Ankara.

  • 01 Dec 2010
    Corruption prevents development

    In his message for the International Anti-Corruption Day on 9 December 2010, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said "I call on business leaders worldwide to denounce corruption and to back their words with strict prohibitions against it.” Ban urged businesses around the world to strengthen their ties with the United Nations in the fight against anti-corruption.

  • 01 Dec 2010
    Towards a more independent judiciary

    On November 1-3, 2010, presidents and other representatives of Supreme Courts met at the International Summit of High Courts in Istanbul to discuss the fundamental issues of judicial reform. Nineteen high level judicial representatives from countries in all four corners of the world, including Argentina, Indonesia, Poland, and Egypt came up with principles and practices that were agreed as being fundamental elements of the rule of law.

  • 15 Nov 2010
    Human Development Report: Eastern Europe and Central Asia

    2010 Human Development Report: Eastern Europe and Central Asia found highly advanced and ‘equitable’, but life expectancy decline in former Soviet Union slows area’s long-term development progress.

  • 15 Nov 2010
    Higher income is not enough for human development

    In the 20th anniversary edition of the Human Development Report, the United Nations Development Programme’s (UNDP) newly adjusted Human Development Index (HDI) indicates that with a value of 0.679, Turkey is listed among countries in the “High Human Development” category, ranking 83rd out of 169 countries. Due to the methodological refinements, the 2010 country rankings are not comparable to those from previous years.

  • 15 Nov 2010
    The 2010 Human Development Report is introduced in Turkey

    UNDP’s 2010 Human Development Report titled The Real Wealth of Nations: Pathways to Human Development was introduced at a seminar organized in the scope of the UN, World Bank and Middle East Technical University joint initiative Human Development Dialogue on 4 November 2010 at Middle East Technical University in Ankara.

  • 15 Nov 2010
    Celebrating the 20th anniversary of HDRs

    The 2010 Human Development Report titled The Real Wealth of Nations: Pathways to Human Development continues the tradition of pushing the frontiers of development thinking.

  • 01 Nov 2010
    A tale of four seasons: Küre Mountains

    National Geographic Turkey featured a spread on Küre Mountains National Park in its October 2010 issue.

  • 01 Nov 2010
    Support to villagers on the Küre Mountains

    Contributing to the Enhancing Forest Protected Areas Management System project, where the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is the implementing partner, the General Directorate of Forest-Village Relations (ORKÖY), has been providing loans for solar energy and water heating systems to over 175 families in Kastamonu and Bartın.

  • 01 Nov 2010
    Gender equality training at the TGNA

    Onur Çekiç and Esma Arslan, are two of the 75 legislative experts who attended the gender mainstreaming trainings organized jointly by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM) and coordinated by the Equal Opportunities Commission for Women and Men (KEFEK) and the Legislative Experts Association (YUDER) at the Turkish Grand National Assembly (TGNA) in Ankara between 4-19 October 2010.

  • 01 Nov 2010
    Climate change certificates awarded

    With the completion of the “Climate Change, Adaptation Policies and Turkey” certified training programme in Ankara on 15 October 2010, Turkey gained 33 more climate change expert candidates.

  • 01 Nov 2010
    HDR 2010: The real wealth of nations

    The first Human Development Report in 1990 opened with the simply stated premise that has guided all subsequent Reports: “People are the real wealth of a nation.”

  • 01 Nov 2010
    CSR awards to two UNDP projects

    The “Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Solutions Marketplace” event, supported by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) took place at Kadir Has University in İstanbul on 15 October 2010.

  • 01 Nov 2010
    New building for the Dreams Academy

    Carrying out its work in ateliers designated by İstanbul’s Beşiktaş Municipality for the past two years, the Dreams Academy will now continue its activities at its new building in Ataşehir, located in Istanbul’s Anatolian side.

  • 01 Nov 2010
    Volunteering for Malatya

    On October 9th 2010, 14 IBMers from 8 different countries came to Malatya to voluntarily undertake four strategic projects for the province’s socio-economic development in cooperation with the Fırat Development Agency.

  • 01 Oct 2010
    One day on earth

    On October 10, 2010, people across the world participating in the “One Day on Earth” project will capture an unprecedented global video snapshot of a single 24-hour period.

  • 01 Oct 2010
    Observing the birds soaring over Çoruh

    Located in north eastern Turkey, the Çoruh river is one of the fastest flowing rivers in the world. The valley surrounding the river harbours the climatic conditions of the Black Sea, Mediterranean, and Central Anatolia, and thanks to limited human activity, its natural riches have been well preserved.

  • 01 Oct 2010
    Safeguarding cultural heritage

    A new activity led by UNESCO was undertaken in the scope of the UN Joint Programme Alliances for Culture Tourism in Eastern Anatolia aiming to spark the tourism sector in Kars.

  • 01 Oct 2010
    United to achieve the MDGs

    “This summit has laid a solid foundation for the progress we need in our quest to achieve the Millennium Development Goals by the internationally agreed deadline of 2015” said UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in his closing statement for the High Level Plenary Meeting in New York on 20-22 September, 2010.

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