March 12, 2011

United Nations Development Program (UNDP) center opened in Istanbul

Istanbul branch of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) International Center for Private Sector in Development was opened on Friday.

Speaking at the inauguration ceremony, Turkish State Minister Cevdet Yilmaz said Istanbul in a sense became a center where the United Nations offered regional services.


The center in Eminonu district of Istanbul targets economic development as final target and aims at encouraging private sector to fulfill Millennium Development Goals.

Yilmaz said an office of the UN moved to Istanbul last year, and the center inaugurated today was the second office of the UN in Istanbul.

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