Through the UNIDO Centre for Regional Cooperation in Turkey UNIDO has developed joint programmes with other UN agencies under the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) Achievement Fund (Spanish). This resulted in two major projects:
- UNIDO, the International Labour Organization (ILO) and UNDP will work with the Istanbul Textile and Exporters Union to improve the competitiveness of SMEs in national and international markets, increase their contribution to development and strengthen Turkey’s position in the EU accession process.
- In a joint project with UNDP, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP), UNIDO will focus on the establishment of an Eco-efficiency Centre for manufacturers. The lead agency will be the Ministry of Environment and Forestry.
UNIDO has also launched a project, funded by GEF, to enable firms to use energy conservation measures and energy efficient technologies.
UNIDO has been invited to participate in Turkey’s Southeastern Anatolia development project. Three possible areas of UNIDO intervention have been identified: SME promotion, renewable energy and quality and standards for export products.
UNIDO Centre for Regional Cooperation in Ankara, Turkey
Director: Mr. Suleyman Yilmaz