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  • 01 Jun 2007
    Cooperation for sustainable development

    At the 15th meeting of the United Nations Sustainable Development Commission held on 3 May 2007 in New York, officials from the Turkish State Planning Organization and UNDP Turkey, explained the “Integration of Sustainable Development into Sectoral Policies” project and stated that the aim of the project is to meet the needs of today without endangering the needs of future generations.

  • 01 Jun 2007
    IFAD mission to Sivas and Erzincan

    A mission consisting of the representatives of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) visited the eastern provinces of Sivas and Erzincan, Turkey on 19-30 May 2007 to monitor the outcomes of the Sivas-Erzincan Rural Development Project.

  • 01 Jun 2007
    Report for new generations in Kosova

    The 2006 Kosovo Human Development Report published in April 2007 brings youth under the microscobe and analyses youth’s situation, concerns and hopes throughout the society.

  • 01 Jun 2007
    Global Initiative on Commodities on the agenda

    A “Global Initiative on Commodities” Conference organised by the Common Fund for Commodities (CFC), United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), UNDP and the Secretariat of the African, Caribbean and Pasific Group (ACP) was held on 7-11 May in Brazil to address problems in commodity exchange and how new commodity strategies could be designed to fight for poverty reduction.

  • 01 Jun 2007
    Linking MDGs in Turkey to human rights

    The launch of the “Linking Human Rights to Turkey’s Localizing MDGs Program” project was introduced at a workshop titled “Millennium Development Goals in Turkey: Legal Framework for MDGs and Human Rights” hosted by the Ankara Bar Association on 11 May 2007 in Ankara.

  • 01 May 2007
    Capacity building work in Sofia

    UNDP Resident Representatives discussed UNDP’s vision, medium term programs, priorities in the near future, and its role in middle-income countries in Bulgaria’s capital Sofia.

  • 01 May 2007
    Croatian report on social exclusion

    The Croatian Human Development Report is about the social exclusion in Croatia. In the foreword of Unplugged: Faces of Social Exclusion in Croatia that was published in February 2007, Resident Representative of UNDP Croatia country office Yuri Afanasiev says that the report is the “first ever comprehensive analysis of social exclusion issues in Croatia” and underlines the importance of the word “unplugged” in the title of the report.

  • 01 May 2007
    International community steps up action on water

    New commitments were expressed on 14 April 2007 by donors, international development institutions and developing countries to tackle the water and sanitation crisis that affects the world’s poor.

  • 01 May 2007
    Derviş responds to IPCC Report on climate change

    United Nations Development Programme Administrator Kemal Derviş expressed support for the findings of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Report on Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability, calling on governments, donors and development agencies to better recognize the existing capacities of the people and communities of the developing world to adapt to meet the challenges of global warming, and to bolster support to those most vulnerable to its damaging immediate effects.

  • 01 May 2007
    MDG support

    Progress towards the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) is too slow in many parts of the world. The crisis is most severe in sub-Saharan Africa where, despite some successes such as increased primary school enrollment, the majority of countries are not on track to achieving the MDGs.

  • 01 May 2007
    Inevitable partnership

    The relations between UNDP and private sector become increasingly closer all over the world, as the world population increases...

  • 01 May 2007
    Adıyaman: Hot spot for clusters

    The cluster in textile industry that is being realized in Turkey’s eastern city Adıyaman, is ongoing as an example study with the enthusiam of all its participants. This cooperation was last exhibited at a meeting on 7 April 2007 with the participation of the city’s senior officials.

  • 01 Apr 2007
    Match Against Poverty

    On 19 March 2007, the world witnessed the fourth match against poverty in Marseille, France in which the teams of two All-Star captains and UNDP Goodwill Ambassadors Ronaldo and Zinedine Zidane faced each other in a friendly match organised by UNDP in order to raise money and awareness about poverty and to strengthen UN’s Millennium Development Goals.

  • 01 Apr 2007
    Virtual network for women

    ‘iKNOW Politics,’ the first virtual network linking women in politics throughout the world, was launched at the United Nations in New York. Short for the International Knowledge Network of Women in Politics, iKNOW Politics is the first online space specifically designed to make governance work better for women and to advance the role and number of women in political and public life.

  • 01 Apr 2007
    UNDP signed partnership agreement with TOBB

    The Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey hosted a press conference on 22 March 2007 to mark their commitment to supporting the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in Turkey through a formal partnership agreement with the United Nations Development Programme.

  • 01 Apr 2007
    Regional Center for Disaster Information and Research

    A Regional Centre for Disaster Information and Research will soon be opened in Turkey. A ‘Memorandum of Understanding’, for the establishment of the centre, was signed by Turkey, Tajikistan, Ukraine, Kyrghyztan, and Kazakhstan on 21 March 2007 in Ankara.

  • 01 Apr 2007
    'Coping with water scarcity'

    'Coping with Water Scarcity' was the theme for World Water Day 2007, which was celebrated on 22 March.

  • 01 Apr 2007
    Warming: Result of human activity

    Global Warming report of IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change), released in February 2007, confirms the marked increase in atmospheric concentrations of greenhouse gases carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous oxide since 1750 is the result of human activities.

  • 01 Apr 2007
    What can we do individually?

    Some tips for individuals to combat climate change.

  • 01 Apr 2007
    Turkey joins the international combat against global warming

    This report is the first National Communication on Climate Change that Turkey needs to prepare regularly, as a party of the UNFCCC she signed in 2004.

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