Labour Standards in the Textile Industry


Millennium Development Goals Achievement Fund (MDG-F) Joint Programme (JP) on “Harnessing Sustainable Linkages for SMEs in Turkey’s Textile Sector” is initiated and implemented by UN Agencies including UNDP, UNIDO, ILO and ITKIB. The programme aims to increase the international competitiveness of SMEs, support them to integrate national and global value chains and create decent work environment for both women and men in textile industry, particularly in vulnerable regions of Turkey.

The project targets to upgrade the productivity and market access of companies as well as benefiting local disadvantaged communities in poor areas, including Central and South-eastern Anatolia. In this context the pilot provinces have been selected from the east and south east regions; Gaziantep, Malatya, Kahramanmaraş and Adıyaman.