For the record

"For the record" provides official responses relating to media coverage on the work of UNDP. If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Communications at +1-212-906-5382.

Statement on UNDP internal evaluation of its Strategic Plan

16 May 2013

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) conducts regular, comprehensive evaluations of its activities as a cornerstone of its continuous process of learning and performance management.    As an organization with global reach working in over 170 countries and territories, and withmore

UNDP response to Soccer Tournament hosted by Ansar al-Quds club in Jerusalem

02 May 2013

UNDP response to Soccer Tournament hosted  by Ansar al-Quds club in Jerusalem   The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) had no role in the tournament, its naming or any other activity related to it. It was not informed about the activity in question.   UNDP’s contribution to tmore

Update on UNDP’s policy on engagement with the private sector and corporate foundations

25 Mar 2013

UNDP is in the final stages of implementing new policies for private sector and corporate foundations engagement. The revised policy includes exclusionary criteria on industries such as tobacco and arms. Meanwhile, UNDP has already stopped any collaboration with such corporations. more

UNDP sets record straight on drugs debate

14 Mar 2013

Mexico City – A Reuters article published today wrongly states that UN Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator Helen Clark believes the "U.S.-led war on drugs" has failed. Helen Clark at no point criticized U.S. policy on the so-called war on drugs during her interview with Reuters inmore

Statement on UNDP’s evaluation of the organization’s contribution to poverty reduction

14 Jan 2013

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) conducts regular, comprehensive evaluations of its activities as a cornerstone of its reform process. These evaluations are conducted by an Evaluation Office, an independent unit directly accountable to the Executive Board, with the capacity to criticmore

Clarification of alleged UNDP spokesperson in Portugal - Nota de esclarecimento sobre suposto porta-voz do PNUD em Portugal

27 Dec 2012

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) can confirm that Mr Artur Baptista da Silva, who has recently been quoted in media reports as a “UNDP spokesperson in Portugal” on economic issues related to Portugal and Southern Europe, is not, and has never been, a UNDP employee nor an authorized spmore

Briefing by UNDP Director of Communications

14 Apr 2009

Briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Director of Communications for UNDP Good afternoon.I think a number of you may have seen the article which appeared today in a newspaper here in the States regarding a report from the USAID – the U.S. Agency for International Development, from their inspector gemore

UNDP clarifies its relationship with Segolene Royal

19 Jun 2009

UNDP, through its office in Geneva, has indeed been in discussions with Ms. Ségolène Royal, as the President of the Regional Council of Poitou-Charentes, within the context of cooperation between regional and local communities in the developed countries and those in the developing world, in particulmore

UNDP Responds To Afghan Report

29 Oct 2009

The recent article posted on ProPublica fails to capture the scope and depth of the UN Development Programme’s assistance to the Afghan people during this electoral process.UNDP, and the international community, has made a conscious decision to work through Afghans and Afghan institutions, incmore

Erroneous press reports regarding UNDP Goodwill Ambassador Zidane

03 Dec 2009

Recent erroneous press reports claimed that retired French football player, Zinedine Zidane will be traveling to Gaza on behalf of UNICEF. The United Nations Development Programme would like to make it clear that Mr. Zidane will not be travelling to Gaza as a UN Goodwill Ambassador, and would also mmore