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.

  • May 5, 2016Statement concerning the United Nations Office for South South CooperationStatement concerning UN Office for South-South Cooperation

  • Mar 15, 2016Statement concerning Maria SharapovaUNDP remains grateful to Maria Sharapova for her support of our work, especially around the Chernobyl nuclear disaster recovery.

  • Feb 25, 2016Statement concerning UNDP, Business Call to Action and Bidco Africa Ltd.The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has received a petition from the Bugala Farmers Association in Uganda related to UNDP’s association with Bidco Africa Ltd., as a result of the company’s membership with the Business Call to Action (BCtA).

  • 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).