Deputy Director, United Nations Development Programme
Ms. Gülden Türköz-Cosslett, a national of Turkey, is the Deputy Assistant Administrator and Deputy Director, Bureau of External Relations and Advocacy, UNDP since February 2015.
Prior to this, Gülden was the Director of Programmes with UN Women. She has also served in the Office of the UN Deputy Secretary-General as Senior Advisor on System-Wide Coherence, where she led the Transition Team supporting the establishment of UN Women. Prior to that, Gülden served as the UN Resident Coordinator/UNDP Resident Representative in Albania where she led the delivering as One UN initiative. Before that she was Team Leader for the Central Asia Cluster in UNDP’s Regional Bureau for Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States. Earlier in her career, Gülden worked with the Executive Office of the Administrator as Programme Specialist, Portfolio Manager in UNOPS Regional Office in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia, and UNCDF.
Gülden holds a Master’s of International Affairs degree from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs. She is married and has a daughter.
Multi-lateral institutions such as the World Bank, United Nations, and Islamic Development Bank, have increasingly identified Islamic finance as an area of opportunity. The missions of these institutions in supporting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and promoting human development align strongly with the core values of Islamic finance. Further, Islamic finance is increasingly important in […]