UNDP and DPR Korea
What We Do
The Nemeth Report
In September 2007, after consultations with its Executive Board, UNDP announced that it was commissioning an External Independent Investigative Review Panel to get to the bottom of persistent allegations about its former operations in North Korea.
The Panel was led by former Hungarian Prime Minister Miklos Németh. The other members were Chander Mohan Vasudev, former Permanent Secretary of Public Expenditure in the Indian Ministry of Finance, and Mary Ann Wyrsch, a former UN Deputy High Commissioner for Refugees and former acting commissioner of the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service.
Click here for the Panel’s Terms of Reference.
The Panel delivered its report to the UNDP Administrator on the afternoon of 1 June. This delivery was witnessed by H.E. Mr. Jean-Marie Ehouzou, Permanent Representative of Benin to the United Nations and President of UNDP’s Executive Board. UNDP received reports for each of its thirty six board members in sealed envelopes and has hand delivered them accordingly.
The UNDP Executive Board will discuss the report at its upcoming meeting in Geneva near the end of June.
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