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 responds to recent stories on Afghan audit of the Law and Order Trust Fund for Afghanistan (LOTFA)

Under the Law and Order Trust Fund for Afghanistan project, the police force in Afghanistan has grown from around 50,000 to over 135,000 personnel.  Under LOFTA: 80 percent of the more than 135,000 Afghan police receive their salaries directly in their bank accounts through verifiable electron more

Message on the UNDP investigation on the Law and Order Trust Fund for Afghanistan

In line with UNDP’s zero tolerance for fraud, investigations into various operational aspects of the Law and Order Trust Fund for Afghanistan (LOTFA) are ongoing. Appropriate temporary and permanent measures are being taken towards concerned contractors and staff in line with UNDP's strict anti-frau more

UNDP investigation of the law and order trust fund for Afghanistan

Statement regarding the ongoing Office of Audit and Investigation (OAI) work into various aspects of the Law and Order Trust Fund for Afghanistan (LOTFA) ’s operation: 1.            UNDP is committed to preventing, identifying and addressing al more

UNDP sets the record straight on Afghanistan fund

The Wall Street Journal articles published on 10 and 13 May 2012 imply weak and ineffective management of a major internationally-funded program in Afghanistan. We disagree. The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) has strong institutional oversight and accountability mechanisms in place more

Correction by the Associated Press of an article on UNDP and Global Fund

BC-EU-AIDS Fund-Corruption, CORRECTIVE Eds: Editors who used BC-EU-AIDS Fund-Corruption, sent Jan. 23 and datelined Geneva, are asked to use the following story:    GENEVA (AP) - In a Jan. 23 story about corruption among recipients of grants from the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tube more

Response to media coverage of UNDP-GEF projects

Response to media coverage on the recent evaluation of “UNDP Contribution to the Environmental Management for Poverty Reduction: The Poverty Environment Nexus.” (27 January 2011)Background:UNDP strongly believes in the relationship between poverty reduction and sound environmental mana more

UNDP responds to accusations by Omar Noman

UNDP has looked into corruption allegations made by Mr. Omar Noman in written communications starting in 2010. None of the allegations were substantiated.Although Mr. Noman is a UNDP staff member, he is currently not authorized to exercise any official function or speak on behalf of UNDP or the Un more

UNDP's relation with the Global Fund to Fight Aids, Tuberculosis and Malaria

Response to media coverage on UNDP’s relation with the Global Fund to Fight Aids, Tuberculosis and Malaria. UNDP takes its responsibility towards our donors and the beneficiaries very seriously. As per the policy our rules set by UNDP Executive Board, our internal audit reports are shared up more

UNDP launches investigation following arrest of protesters in Bahrain

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in New York has been advised that three women who conducted a peaceful protest at the organization’s offices in the capital Manama have been released by police and that charges will not be pressed.UNDP made urgent representation to Bahrain’s authoritie more

Response to media coverage of shelters in Afghanistan

UNDP Afghanistan works very closely with government ministries, particularly the Ministry of Women’s Affairs, towards improving the situation for Afghan women. Through our partnership with the Government, from 2007 to 2010, total expenditure was US$6.3 million on a range of gender-related projects. more