For the record

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UNDP refutes claims of spending without oversight

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Statement on UNDP internal evaluation of its Strategic Plan

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) conducts regular, comprehensive evaluations of its activities as a cornerstone of its continuous process of learning and performance management.    As an organization with global reach working in over 170 countries and territories, and withmore

UNDP response to Soccer Tournament hosted by Ansar al-Quds club in Jerusalem

UNDP response to Soccer Tournament hosted  by Ansar al-Quds club in Jerusalem   The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) had no role in the tournament, its naming or any other activity related to it. It was not informed about the activity in question.   UNDP’s contribution to tmore

Update on UNDP’s policy on engagement with the private sector and corporate foundations

UNDP is in the final stages of implementing new policies for private sector and corporate foundations engagement. The revised policy includes exclusionary criteria on industries such as tobacco and arms. Meanwhile, UNDP has already stopped any collaboration with such corporations. more