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.

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

UNDP response to inauguration of school in Gaza

19 Jul 2012

As part of its mandate, UNDP’s Programme of Assistance to the Palestinian People supports a wide range of development initiatives, including education projects such as building schools. UNDP implemented the construction of this school that was upon completion,  handed over to the Ministry of Edmore

Helen Clark Statement on World Business Development Award

17 Jul 2012

I have worked tirelessly throughout my career to achieve a smoke free society in New Zealand, and was, thus, shocked to learn that a World Business Development Award, supported by UNDP, was given to a company which derives a substantial proportion of its profits from tobacco. Unfortunately the critmore

UNDP sets record straight on WIPO transaction

27 Jul 2012

UNDP has not ``financed’’ the shipment of computers to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea or Iran on behalf of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), as has been erroneously reported in a few media outlets recently.  As a service, UNDP occasionally makes payments on behmore

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

27 Jun 2012

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 electronmore

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

18 Jun 2012

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-fraumore

UNDP investigation of the law and order trust fund for Afghanistan

11 Jun 2012

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 almore

UNDP sets the record straight on Afghanistan fund

13 May 2012

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