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  • 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).

  • 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
    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
    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 Sep 2009
    Celebrate peace

    Daily struggles can make it easier to lose sight of universal values, however, increasing political turmoil and economic uncertainties worldwide make it essential for the global community to remember that peace is more than just a word.

  • 01 Sep 2009
    Men and women of courage

    The people behind the scenes, the men and women of courage who risk their lives to make a difference in the lives of the most vulnerable, have been honored for the first time this year on August 19.

  • 01 Sep 2009
    Sustainable and smart solutions for Mersin

    “As the world gets ‘smarter’ everyday, we are aware of the importance of creating a common mind and being beneficial to the society” by working together to look for “sustainable and smarter solutions” said Eray Yüksek, the General Manager of IBM Türk.

  • 01 Sep 2009
    Çoruh: An eco-toruism gem

    Who would have thought Eastern Anatolia would become a tourism hotspot when the spotlight is always on the Aegean or Mediterranean? Hiking in the breezy valley, riding on Turkey’s first biking track and rafting on the cool waters of the river might not be everyone’s idea of a holiday, yet they have brought over 1,400 tourists, including some all the way from China, to Eastern Anatolia in the past two years.

  • 01 Sep 2009
    Eastern motifs in Istanbul's streets

    This season, women in Istanbul will be adorned with motifs from the east handmade onerously by the women of South East Anatolia as their work will proudly be displayed in the windows of Mudo stores under the Argande brand.

  • 01 Sep 2009
    Erzurum security forces establish empathy

    In Erzurum, one of Turkey’s Eastern provinces, instead of taking action after an incident, security forces take precautionary measures to prevent crime and diminish factors which cause it. Applied under the security forces’ Community Policing Unit, this initiative represents a move from a reactionary to a precautionary security model, exemplifying one of the fundamental goals of the Improvement of Civilian Oversight of Internal Security Sector project, launched in November 2007.

  • 01 Sep 2009
    Internalizing social responsibility

    It no longer suffices for a company simply to say they are good corporate citizens as one after another, companies are publishing reports on how they are integrating corporate social responsibility into their operations. The most recent report published by Yeşim Tekstil, shares its activities in the fields of human rights, labour standards, environment and anti-corruption.

  • 01 Aug 2009
    UNDP gets tech savvy

    UNDP, like many other organisations, is using social media to raise awareness, garner advocacy and encourage participation for new campaigns and projects on a global scale.

  • 01 Aug 2009
    Time to accelerate progress

    Focusing on the effects of stagnant and partially negative economic growth, the Millennium Development Goals 2009 Report indicates that progress is now threatened resulting in diminished resources, fewer trade opportunities for the developing countries, and possible reductions in aid flows from donor nations.

  • 01 Aug 2009
    Decent work for all

    With the youth unemployment rate at 27.5%* doubling that of national unemployment and population outgrowing employment rates, youth in Turkey occupy the most disadvantaged portion of the labor market, finding it increasingly difficult to obtain decent jobs.

  • 01 Aug 2009
    Cooperation is the key

    Industrial organizations have come together to cooperate in order to develop sustainable measures for managing natural resources at Iskenderun Bay.

  • 01 Aug 2009
    Green teams unite

    As the need for greening policies become ubiquitous, there will come a time when greening initiatives will naturally fall into operations strategies.

  • 01 Aug 2009
    Türkiye'nin iklim değişikliği planı

    Türkiye’nin İklim Değişikliği Ulusal Eylem Planının Geliştirilmesi projesi uygulamaya koyuluyor. Birleşmiş Milletler Kalkınma Programı (UNDP), İngiltere’nin Ankara Büyükelçiliği ve Çevre ve Orman Bakanlığı ile birlikte 55 değişik kuruluştan yaklaşık 80 temsilcinin katıldığı Türkiye’nin İklim Değişikliği Ulusal Eylem Planının Geliştirilmesi projesi’nin açılış töreni toplantısı Temmuz ayında düzenledi.

  • 01 Jul 2009
    Social safety nets = Social welfare

    The Social Policy programme of the Graduate School of Social Sciences at METU hosted a world renowned professor on development and growth economy: François Bourguignon.

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