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.

Statement on media reports concerning UNDP involvement in the Law and Order Trust Fund of Afghanistan’s (LOTFA)

13 Jan 2015

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) rejects claims made in recent media articles that funding for the next phase of the Law and Order Trust Fund of Afghanistan’s (LOTFA) is threatened. The next phase has already begun. UNDP has agreed with the Government of Afghanistan and development pamore

Statement on the new Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) report

12 Jan 2015

New York City, 12 January 2015 – The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) welcomes a new report from the US Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) on collecting and verifying the accuracy of Afghan National Police (ANP) personnel and payroll data.   UNDP agrees more

UNDP Statement on Sudan

25 Dec 2014

New York City - The United Nations Secretary-General condemns the Government of Sudan's decision to expel the United Nations Resident Coordinator and Humanitarian Coordinator and the Country Director of the United Nations Development Programme. The sanctioning of United Nations personnel sent to Sudmore

UNDP refutes claims of spending without oversight

22 Aug 2014

UNDP strongly refutes recent media claims regarding programme oversight efforts in Somalia. On 20 June 2014 UNDP’s Independent Office of Audit and Investigation (OAI) released an audit of the UNDP Country Office in Somalia, which covered UNDP’s activities in the country in 2013. The overall audit ramore

UNDP Strongly Rebuts Insinuation by Fox News

12 Aug 2014

UNDP 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 PAPP has more

UNDP changing to become more effective and efficient

01 Jul 2014

UNDP’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. UNDP’s Executive Board approved in 2013 a new Strategic Plan to give the organisation a sharper focus in pursumore

Ban welcomes start of dialogue to ease Venezuela tensions

11 Apr 2014

Secretary-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. Some 40 people have reportedly been killed in weeks of what began in February as protests over somore

Over 20 percent of Yasuni ITT Trust Fund contributions have been reimbursed

26 Feb 2014

UNDP working with Government of Ecuador for full reimbursement in the next six months New York/Quito -- The 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 Governmemore

Ecuador Yasuni ITT Trust Fund contributions to be fully reimbursed

07 Nov 2013

On 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 ITTmore

UNDP statement on decision by Government of Ecuador to conclude Yasuní-ITT Initiative

16 Aug 2013

The 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. At the request of the government of more

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