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.

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

A response to the Heritage Foundation

30 Sep 2010

The Real UN Development System:A Response to the Heritage FoundationThe United Nations needs all the constructive criticism it can get.  As the Washington representative of the UN Development Programme, I can attest that those who work for UN agencies are more focused than anyone else on identifyingmore

UNDP Response to Fox News Report on DPRK

29 Sep 2010

As “Response to Fox News journalist George Russell following his repeated mischaracterization of UNDP’s operation in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea”Dear George,As Ronald Reagan once said: “here you again.” Every time you mention UNDP or the United Natiomore

UNDP response to inaccurate HDR coverage in Rwanda

15 Nov 2011

The headline in the New Times story of 14 November on the 2011 Human Development Report states erroneously that the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Resident Representative in Rwanda, Aurelien Agbenonci, termed the Report ‘misleading.’  The term ‘misleading’ was never used during themore