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.

  • Aug 22, 2014UNDP refutes claims of spending without oversightUNDP strongly refutes recent media claims regarding programme oversight efforts in Somalia.

  • Aug 12, 2014UNDP Strongly Rebuts Insinuation by Fox NewsUNDP strongly rebuts the insinuation in a Fox News article published on 11 August 2014 that UNDP’s Program of Assistance to the Palestinian People (PAPP) is somehow connected to materials used in the construction of tunnels in Gaza. This insinuation is completely without foundation

  • UNDP changing to become more effective and efficientJul 1, 2014UNDP changing to become more effective and efficientUNDP’s core goals are to help countries eradicate poverty, promote inclusive governance and build resilience to crisis, working with partner organisations and governments across the world.

  • Apr 11, 2014Ban welcomes start of dialogue to ease Venezuela tensionsSecretary-General Ban Ki-moon today welcomed the start of dialogue to ease political tensions in Venezuela and called on all actors to work towards overcoming the current challenges facing the country.

  • Feb 26, 2014UNDP statement on decision by Government of Ecuador to conclude Yasuní-ITT InitiativeThe UN Development Programme (UNDP) has reimbursed US$ 2.35 million of a total $9.94 million donated to the Yasuni National Park’s Ishpingo Tambococha Tiputini (ITT) initiative, which the Government of Ecuador brought to end in August 2013. UNDP, in its role of Trust Fund Administrator, through its Multi-Partner Trust Fund (MPTF) Office, has contacted all contributors and is working towards their full reimbursement in the next six months.

  • Nov 7, 2013Ecuador Yasuni ITT Trust Fund contributions to be fully reimbursedOn 2 September the Government of Ecuador formally notified the UN Development Programme (UNDP) that it had brought the Yasuní ITT initiative to an end. Subsequently, on 8 October the Trust Fund’s Steering Committee agreed that the Trust Fund would reimburse all contributions received. The Yasuní ITT Trust Fund Steering Committee is responsible for the strategic focus and supervision of the Fund, and is composed of representatives from the Government of Ecuador, contributing governments, and Ecuadorian civil society.

  • May 21, 2015UNDP and UNAIDS back efforts by least-developed countries to secure sustainable access to treatmentThe United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) would like to call attention to the urgent and compelling case for the international community to take all measures possible to protect the health of people living in least-developed countries (LDCs).

  • Aug 16, 2013UNDP statement on decision by Government of Ecuador to conclude Yasuní-ITT InitiativeThe United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) takes note of the decision adopted by the President of Ecuador to conclude the Yasuní-ITT Initiative. This Initiative was born as a national proposal, and the decision to conclude it is also a national prerogative.

  • Apr 30, 2015Statement on Newsweek report on testimony from the U.S. Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR)The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) strongly rejects Newsweek’s implication that it condones corrupt practices with regards to administration of the Law and Order Trust Fund of Afghanistan (LOTFA).

  • May 16, 2013Statement on UNDP internal evaluation of its Strategic PlanThe United Nations Development Programme conducts comprehensive evaluations of its activities as a cornerstone of its continuous process of learning and performance management. An evaluation of UNDP’s 2008-13 Strategic Plan has recently been conducted.