New Horizons e-magazine

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  • 01 Oct 2006
    Women demand 50% quota in elections

    In the morning of September 1st, 2006, people of Ürgüp woke up to the sound of a cheerful parade outside their homes. Nearly 500 volunteer women were marching on the quaint streets of the town, with banners and placards in hand, chanting slogans... They were the peaceful activists, demonstrating for women’s rights and gender equality in Turkey!

  • 01 Oct 2006
    New hope for internally displaced

    Prepared by the Governorship of Van and UNDP, the Action Plan was officially presented in a meeting in Van on 29 September, with the participation of the Minister of the Interior Abdülkadir Aksu, UN Secretary-General’s Representative on the Human Rights of Internally Displaced Persons Dr. Walter Kaelin, and UN Turkey Coordinator and UNDP Representative Mahmood Ayub.

  • 01 Oct 2006
    'Target: Zero Extinction' is reaching its target

    The number of flora and fauna species on the brink of extinction is increasing every year, but fortunately the number of people who dedicate themselves to the preservation of nature is also increasing day by day.

  • 01 Oct 2006
    Public-Private Sector Partnerships Summit

    International organizations, leading companies of the public sector, national and foreign investors and financers met in Ankara on 15-16 September, 2006 for the “International Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) Summit” to share their experiences in the area of public-private sector cooperations, and discussed the ways of developing sustainable partnerships.

  • 01 Oct 2006
    Clustering gains strength in Adıyaman

    This was a Forum, which brought together all companies and institutions, those work inter-dependently in the textile business.

  • 01 Oct 2006
    Democratization of security sector in transition countries (In Turkish)

  • 01 Sep 2006
    Humanitarian aid to Lebanon

    With most Lebanese who fled the devastating month-long conflict in their homeland now having gone back to their homes, United Nations agencies on the ground have identified shortages of clean water and shelter as two of the most pressing needs faced by the hundreds of thousands of returnees.

  • 01 Sep 2006
    AIDS Conference Awards

    Five community groups from Ukraine, Bangladesh, Thailand, Zambia and Zimbabwe won the newly created ‘Red Ribbon' awards for their outstanding contributions as model local AIDS initiatives at the Toronto HIV/AIDS Conference, held between 12-18 August, 2006.

  • 01 Sep 2006
    UNDP Annual Report

    UNDP's 2006 Annual Report was published in July, with an introduction by Administrator Kemal Derviş.

  • 01 Sep 2006
    Grants for sustainable development projects

    A new grant programme within the framework of the "Integration of Sustainable Development with Sectoral Policies" project, conducted by UNDP in coordination with the State Planning Organisation and financed by the European Union, has been launched.

  • 01 Sep 2006
    Trainings on 'internally displaced'

    In order to engage non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in specific awareness-raising and capacity development for Internally Displaced Persons (IDP)-related issues, UNDP has been organizing training workshops with the Norwegian Refugee Council/Internal Displacement Monitoring Center (NRC/IDMC) in Turkey.

  • 01 Sep 2006
    GAP Project concludes

    The second phase of the ‘Reducing Socio-Economic Differences in Southeastern Anatolia' project is completed.

  • 01 Sep 2006
    Global facts and figures regarding HIV/AIDS

    Some important facts and figures about the situation in the world regarding HIV/AIDS

  • 01 Sep 2006
    Women demand equal representation in the parliament

    “Women's Summit”, within the context of the ‘Women in Politics' project conducted by UNDP in partnership with KA-DER (Association of Supporting and Training Women Candidates), will be held in Ürgüp in Central Anatolia, during 31 August - 4 September.

  • 01 Aug 2006
    UNDP's new report on vulnerable groups

    “Integrative, community-based approach essential to help lift Roma and displaced out of poverty,” says UNDP report.

  • 01 Aug 2006
    Uneven progress in the region towards MDGs

    A new report released by UNDP in June 2006, entitled National Millenium Development Goals: A framework for action presents an overview of national ‘Millenium Development Goals' (MDG) strategies, and discusses the progress of efforts to reach the MDGs in Central and East European (CEE) and Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) countries, in the light of their specific development challenges.

  • 01 Aug 2006
    South-south cooperation in action: Turkey-Ghana

    A group of Latin American countries agrees to cooperate in setting up a satellite communications system.

  • 01 Aug 2006
    GEF National Dialogue Meeting held in Ankara

    Although Turkey has been using grants from the Global Environment Fund (GEF) since the beginning of 1990s, the first National Dialogue Meeting on GEF was held in Ankara from 26-27 June, 2006.

  • 01 Aug 2006
    Küre Mountains Ecotourism Project

    A good example of GEF Small Grants Programme's (SGP) recent interventions in Turkey is the ‘Küre Mountains Ecotourism Project'. Implemented by the Küre Mountains Ecotourism Society (KED), the project's pilot area is Zümrüt Village, located in the buffer zone of the Kastamonu-Bartın Küre Mountains National Park, in western Black Sea region.

  • 01 Aug 2006
    Women Summit will discuss politics

    The 5th Turkish Women's Councils Summit, organized within the framework of the Local Agenda 21 Programme, with the support of UNDP Turkey's ‘Women in Politics' project and the Municipality of Ürgüp, will be held in the central Anatolian town of Ürgüp during 31 August - 4 September, 2006.

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