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

  • UNDP Strongly Rebuts Insinuation by Fox NewsAug 12, 2014UNDP 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 efficientUNDP changing to become more effective and efficientJul 1, 2014UNDP’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.

  • Ban welcomes start of dialogue to ease Venezuela tensionsApr 11, 2014Secretary-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.

  • UNDP statement on decision by Government of Ecuador to conclude Yasuní-ITT InitiativeFeb 26, 2014The 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.

  • Ecuador Yasuni ITT Trust Fund contributions to be fully reimbursedNov 7, 2013On 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.

  • UNDP and UNAIDS back efforts by least-developed countries to secure sustainable access to treatmentMay 21, 2015The 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).

  • UNDP statement on decision by Government of Ecuador to conclude Yasuní-ITT InitiativeAug 16, 2013The 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.

  • Statement on Newsweek report on testimony from the U.S. Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR)Apr 30, 2015The 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).

  • Statement on UNDP internal evaluation of its Strategic PlanMay 16, 2013The 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.