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  • 01 Feb 2009
    Everyone will have computer skills

    One of the biggest obstacles for Turkey's full utilization of information and communication technologies (ICTs) and transformation into information society is digital gap. The first stage in closing the digital gap is providing access to information for disadvantaged groups, thereby increasing the number of computer-literate people.

  • 01 Feb 2009
    Turkey's first fully-accessible party

    Art is one of the most important tools for the building up and evaluation of creative and productive individuals within a society. As in many fields of social life, young people with disabilities are generally deprived of arts in Turkey.

  • 01 Feb 2009
    Conference on tax policies of Turkey

    United Nations Development Programme and the Turkish Ministry of Finance held an international conference in Ankara on 12-13 January 2009 about tax policy options of Turkey on the way to European Union.

  • 01 Feb 2009
    "Water=Life" Exhibition coming to İstanbul

    In an effort to raise awareness about water issues, the United Nations Development Programme and The Coca-Cola Company (TCCC) are currently working with the American Museum of Natural History to bring the Museum’s Water:H2O = Life exhibition to İstanbul.

  • 01 Feb 2009
    IT Academy opens in İzmir

    In the context of "Empowerment of Youth for E-Governance in Turkey" project, information and communication technologies academy was established in İzmir.

  • 01 Jan 2009
    New year exhibition in Diyarbakır

    Hand-made products exhibition of Multi-purpose Community Centers (ÇATOM) was launched on 19 December 2008 at Diyarbakır’s Babil Shopping Center, under the joint project of UNDP and Southeastern Anatolia Project Regional Development Administration (GAP RDA), “Innovations for Women’s Empowerment in the GAP Region”.

  • 01 Jan 2009
    A new youth fund for new ideas

    “Development Marketplace”, a competition program executed by the World Bank globally, regionally and locally, is being implemented in Turkey this year in order to support innovative ideas of young people. Within the frame of the programme, with the support of UNDP Turkey Office as well as many other partners, Turkey Development Marketplace will be organized.

  • 01 Jan 2009
    Conference on women and governance

    The International Conference on “Women and Democratic Governance” jointly organized by the Turkish International Cooperation and Development Agency (TİKA) and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) was held between 1-3 December in İstanbul.

  • 01 Jan 2009
    Welcome me to your digital world

    The “Welcome Me to Your Digital World" portal was launched in İstanbul with the participation of over 100 people including Chairman of Intel Craig Barrett, UN Resident Coordinator in Turkey Mahmood Ayub and Salih Çelik from the Ministry of Education.

  • 01 Jan 2009
    Civic engagement to legislation making

    Trainings were provided for Parliamentary Advisers in the scope of the Inclusive Civic Engagement to Legislation Making Project, a joint initiative of UNDP, Prime Ministry, the Association of Legislation and the Parliamentary Advisers Association.

  • 01 Jan 2009
    What does capacity development mean for UNDP?

    United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) emphasizes capacity development in all its policies and programmes.

  • 01 Jan 2009
    Living with HIV

    New UNDP report calls for greater integration of people living with and affected by HIV. Discrimination and the social exclusion of people living with HIV are undermining efforts to respond to AIDS, according to a new report “Living with HIV in Eastern Europe and CIS: The Human Cost of Social Exclusion”, which was released by the UN Development Programme (UNDP) in conjunction with both World AIDS Day and the 60th Anniversary of the signing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

  • 01 Dec 2008
    Alliances for Culture Tourism in Eastern Anatolia

    Alliances for Culture Tourism in Eastern Anatolia UN Joint Program was launched in Ankara on 18 November 2008.

  • 01 Dec 2008
    Black Sea Tool Box

    The time has come to remember the Black Sea. The Black Sea coastal zone is shared by six countries including Turkey, Bulgaria, Georgia, Romania, Russia and Ukraine and it has been abused for the past 80 years in particular.

  • 01 Dec 2008
    Civilian oversight of security

    “Improving the Civilian Oversight of Internal Security Sector Project” jointly implemented by the Ministry of Interior’s and UNDP has been launched in Ankara on November 6 2008 through a whole-day event in Ankara.

  • 01 Dec 2008
    Post-Conflict Economic Recovery Report

    While countries ravaged by war make the headlines, their recovery from violent upheaval is a story rarely covered. Yet, economic recovery is a formidable challenge facing these devastated nations, and is the subject of a sweeping new report released by UNDP.

  • 01 Dec 2008
    Realising the dreams of disabled

    The recent survey conducted by the Turkish Statistical Institute in cooperation with the Administration on Persons with Disabilities (ÖZİDA) indicates that there are approximately 8.5 million persons with disabilities in Turkey, which constitutes nearly 13% of the total population.

  • 01 Dec 2008
    Turkey seeks employment opportunities for its youth

    Even the organizers of the first National Youth Employment Summit in Çorum were not sure whether the summit bringing together so many organizations would be successful or not…

  • 01 Dec 2008
    The Swiss-UNDP youth fund for Turkey

    A new fund has been launched to support the project ideas developed by youth in three pilot provinces – Konya, Muğla and Kocaeli- in Turkey.

  • 01 Dec 2008
    The human development pioneer

    Mahbub ul Haq, the father of human development, shaped development philosophy and practice in over four decades. A biography has now been published as a tribute to his pioneering work of putting people back in the front of development.

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