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  • 01 Jul 2009
    Towards ethical markets

    Georg Kell, Executive Director of the UN Global Compact Office said global crises are an opportunity to rethink and retool business practices and that UN-backed Principles for Responsible Investment will play a critical role in advocating long-term performance.

  • 01 Jul 2009
    Dreams wins gold

    The Dreams Academy Project was awarded the Golden Compass Award in the Non-governmental Organization (NGO) category by the Turkish Public Relations Association (TUHİD) in the 8th Golden Compass Public Relations Competition.

  • 01 Jul 2009
    Weathering tumultuous times

    Living Up to Commitments, the recently published UNDP annual report, highlights UNDP’s achievements in 2008 in the areas of poverty reduction, democratic governance, crisis prevention and sustainable development.

  • 01 Jul 2009
    Opportunities in carbon markets

    Decrease in the quantity and quality of water in many arid and semi-arid areas, lesser amounts of clean water available to more than one billion people who already experience severe water shortages, increase in the incidence of diseases, reduction in agricultural productivity in the tropics and sub-tropics, depletion of species, displacement of tens of millions of people in low-lying areas and the disaster list goes on…

  • 01 Jul 2009
    Planet earth needs attention

    At a time plagued by copius crises, it is easy to lose sight of climate change and ongoing environmental degradation representing a crisis which will not go away if appropriate measures are not taken immediately.

  • 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.

  • 01 Jun 2009
    Children are poorest in Turkey

    A seminar on Social Policy Trends and Reforms in the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) was hosted by the Graduate School of Social Sciences Social Policy Program at METU on 30 April 2009.

  • 01 Jun 2009
    Life knows no obstacles

    Implementing workshops to support the participation and integration of the disabled and socially disadvantaged to social life, the Dreams Academy with its students and educators, attended the festival organised by the Beşiktaş Municipality in the scope of Disability Week.

  • 01 Jun 2009
    Global Compact network forums will meet in Istanbul

    The United Nations Global Compact Office, in partnership with the Forum Foundation (Barcelona Center for the Support of the Global Compact) will host the Seventh Annual Local Networks Forum on 9-10 June 2009 at the Sabanci Center in Istanbul, Turkey.

  • 01 Jun 2009
    They will shape their own future

    It seems as though the anxities felt during preparation for university entrance exams by the hearing-impaired are finally about to end thanks to the E-HEAR project, one of the winners of the Development Marketplace Competition organised by the World Bank with support from the UNDP and the Center for Youth Services.

  • 01 Jun 2009
    Kudos for women dairy farmers

    Six women farmers received certificates after successfully completing the training sessions organised at SUTAS Dairy Husbandry in Bursa.

  • 01 Jun 2009
    Second Organized Industrial Zone in Şanlıurfa

    Within the scope of the Industrial Restructuring of Şanlıurfa Project which is implemented under the European Union's Turkey Pre-Accession Financial Assistance Programme, a groundbreaking ceremony for Şanlıurfa's Second Organized Industrial Zone (OIZ) and Waste Water Treatment Plant for the first and second OIZs was organized on 28 May 2009.

  • 01 May 2009
    Mines continue to threaten

    UNDP continues to help developing countries to get rid of mines and explosive remnants of war.

  • 01 May 2009
    Cycling House runs on solar energy

    The Cycling House, which operates on solar energy, within the scope of the Life Plus Cycling for 100% Project, has been inaugurated on 11 April 2009, with the participation of Mustafa Bozkurt, Mayor of Nilüfer in the Bursa province of Turkey.

  • 01 May 2009
    S-UN Fund for Youth Project winners were announced

    Following the call for proposals, 21 youth projects have been selected to be supported under the S-UN Fund for Youth Project. Young owners of awarded projects will be meeting in Ankara to attend project management trainings.

  • 01 May 2009
    80 projects qualified for final selections

    The pre-application stage for the Development Marketplace Competition organized by the World Bank under the title “Youth in Turkey: Let’s Shape Our Future” has recently been completed. A total of 792 project applications from 72 cities have been filed for the competition.

  • 01 May 2009
    A study visit to Austria

    A study visit to Austria was realised on 20-24 April 2009 as part of UNDP and the Ministry of Justice’s joint initiative on Mediation in the Criminal Justice System of Turkey.

  • 01 May 2009
    Helen Clark: New head of UNDP

    Helen Clark was officially sworn in April by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon as UNDP’s new Administrator in the presence of senior members of the Secretary-General’s cabinet.

  • 01 May 2009
    Young lawmakers support change

    Responses to UNDP and the Ministry of Justice's survey concerning the Turkish Judiciary System have indicated that there is a strong desire especially among younger generations to restructure the High Council of Judges and Prosecutors (HSYK) to better represent the judiciary.

  • 01 May 2009
    Human Rights Declaration on Everest

    On April 1st, Mogens Jensen took off to the Himalayas where he will be highlighting the importance of Human Rights and the Millennium Development Goals.

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