UNDP and Turkey to sign $15 million agreement to support sustainable development in the region

19 Jun 2014

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Government of Turkey will seal a five-year, $15 million agreement to support development in Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States (ECIS), signaling Turkey’s enhanced focus on sustainable and inclusive growth in the region.

Istanbul, 19 June 2014 – The agreement will be signed on 20 June 2014 by UNDP Administrator Helen Clark and Turkish Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ahmet Davutoğlu during the Conference on International Development Cooperation in Istanbul which UNDP co-organized with the Turkish Cooperation and Development Agency, TIKA.

The agreement comes as the UNDP Regional Center for Europe and the CIS, which is responsible for implementing the regional programme, is being established in Istanbul with the strong support of the Government of Turkey.

With the signature of the agreement, Turkey will contribute $3 million annually over the next five years to the regional UNDP programme.

Date: 20 June 2014

Time: 14.00

Venue: Çırağan Palace

For more information, please contact*:

Nazife Ece, Communications Assistant, UNDP in Turkey

Tel: +90 531 373 3531 E-mail: nazife.ece@undp.org  

* Press is only allowed for photo/video shooting during the signature ceremony.