United Nations Population Fund

House of Lords written question – answered on 19th July 2011.

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Photo of Lord Alton of Liverpool Lord Alton of Liverpool Crossbench

To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Department for International Development's Multilateral Aid Review assessment of the United Nations Population Fund, what steps they are taking to ensure the United Nations Population Fund encourages transparency with programme countries and publishes full information on the project.

Photo of Baroness Verma Baroness Verma Lords Spokesperson (Home Office) (Equalities and Women's Issues), Baroness in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip), Lords Spokesperson (Department for International Development)

Following the multilateral aid review, the Department for International Development is encouraging all the United Nations development agencies, including the United Nations Populations Fund (UNFPA), to commit to the highest standards of transparency. Through our membership of its executive board, and through direct contacts, the department is encouraging UNFPA to publish full information on all the projects that it funds and to join the International Aid Transparency Initiative.

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