Regional Director a.i. for Europe and Central Asia
Gülden Türköz-Cosslett is the Regional Director a.i. for UN Women Europe and Central Asia. A national of Türkiye, Ms. Türköz-Cosslett has most recently served as the Deputy Assistant Administrator and Deputy Director, Bureau of External Relations and Advocacy of UNDP.
Prior to this, Ms. Türköz-Cosslett 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, Ms. Türköz-Cosslett 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.
Ms. Türköz-Cosslett holds a Master’s of International Affairs degree from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs.