New Horizons e-magazine

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  • 01 Jun 2007
    Call for new Life+ projects

    There is a new call for applications for the Life+ Youth Projects which address community and environmental problems.

  • 01 Jun 2007
    All-inclusive website for youth

    The new website designed exclusively for young people, offering a wealth of information on youth issues, as its name suggests, is now on-line.

  • 01 Jun 2007
    Youth councils meet at National General Assembly

    The annual Local Agenda 21 National Youth Councils General Assembly meeting was held on 17-21 May 2007 in Ankara with the participation of Youth for Habitat partners, UNDP officials, panelists and youth representatives as well as the representatives of youth parliaments all over Turkey.

  • 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
    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
    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
    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 Jun 2007
    Doğuş Group signs UN Global Compact

    Following Turkey’s largest and fast-growing firms, Doğuş Group has also joined the group of companies that has signed the UN’s Global Compact.

  • 01 Jun 2007
    New business opportunities for turkish private sector

    At the official presentation of the Black Sea Trade and Investment Promotion Programme (BSTIP) for the Turkish Business Support Organizations, on 28 May 2007 in Istanbul, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) announced the findings of a recent study, which is carried out within the framework of the BSTIP.

  • 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 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
    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 Apr 2007
    Turkish youth learns and writes

    The preparation of Turkey’s 2007 National Human Development Report has been transformed into a model process of human capacity building. As a first-time practice in Turkey, the writing of the report was undertaken not by experts, but by young people who are themselves the subject matter of this national development study.

  • 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
    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.

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