UNDP Administrator Helen Clark

UNDP Administrator Helen Clark Call to Action - Social Good Summit 2014 - UNDPUNDP Administrator Helen Clark discusses how technology, innovation, and new media can create valuable opportunities for increased citizen engagement and more inclusive development outcomes in an interview with Devex Assistant Editor Kelli Rogers on the "Step and Repeat" during the Social Good Summit in New York City on 21 September 2014. Photo: Dylan Lowthian/UNDPHelen Clark's Diary at the UN General Assembly


Helen Clark: Speech on ‘Reducing Tropical Deforestation Related to Key Agricultural Commodities’

23 Jan 2015

I thank Jeff for the introduction, and thanks to the World Economic Forum for organizing this important session. I am pleased to have this opportunity to address this diverse group of leaders, from such a wide range of sectors, on the critical importance of reducing tropical deforestation related t MORE

Helen Clark: Speech on “How can we prevent rising income inequality from weakening our societies?”

22 Jan 2015

I am pleased to participate in this important session on how to prevent rising inequality from weakening our societies.It is well established that rising and persistent inequalities pose fundamental challenges to the economic and social well-being of nations and people. High levels of inequalities h MORE

Helen Clark: Speech on "South-South Cooperation: Experiences from the Chile Fund Against Hunger and Poverty"

14 Jan 2015

UNDP is pleased to co-host this event, with Chile, on South-South Co-operation and to showcase our partnership with Chile through the Chile Fund Against Hunger and Poverty. The Chile-UNDP Fund In establishing the Fund, Chile and UNDP determined to join forces to fight poverty and hunger in accordanc MORE

Helen Clark: 2015: An Important Year for Gender and Development. Speech to Women’s International Forum

12 Jan 2015

It is a pleasure to address the Women’s International Forum this afternoon. I thank the President of the Forum, Sahar Baassiri Salam, for her kind introduction, and the previous President, Nareumon Sinhaseni , for extending the original invitation to me. We are at the beginning of a very important MORE

Helen Clark: Speech on “Democratic Governance, Human Rights, and Development” at NORAD's Annual Conference, Oslo, Norway

11 Dec 2014

I thank Norad for inviting me to address this year’s Annual Conference with its special focus on how development co-operation can strengthen democracy and human rights. There could neither be a better time nor a better place to deliver an address on this year’s conference theme. Human Rights Day wa MORE

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Year of Tough Choices for World Leaders, says UN Development Chief

22 Jan 2015

“World leaders have a big opportunity this year to shift the world onto a path of inclusive, sustainable, and resilient development,"said Helen Clark, Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) today at the annual World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. “The opportunimore


UNDP calls for governments, businesses and communities to boost collaboration for a new climate and development era

09 Dec 2014

Lima, Peru –Tackling climate change requires serious collaboration between the public and private sectors, engagement with civil society, and having strong and transparent institutions, UN Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator Helen Clark said, wrapping up three-days at the UN Framework Conventmore

UN Secretary-General’s Call to Action to Transform World Beyond 2015

04 Dec 2014

New report outlines vision of ‘dignity’ for humanity New York City  – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today said the international community was poised to take a “major step” towards sustainable development for all. Speaking at the launch of an advance version of his synthesis repomore


Australia and UNDP delivering results for the region

24 Nov 2014

Australia will provide AUD 21 million to UNDP this year to support our work around the world Canberra, Australia -- Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop met today United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator Helen Clark to discuss how Australia and UNDP can further collaborate to remore

World must act to halt isolation of poor landlocked countries, says UN

03 Nov 2014

United Nations Development Head warns small landlocked countries continue to be excluded from the benefits of globalization Vienna, Austria – Urgent reforms on trade, finance and transport systems are needed to connect Landlocked Developing Countries (LLDCs) with the global economy and improve more

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About Helen Clark

Helen Clark became the Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme in 2009, and is the first woman to lead the organization. She also chairs the United Nations Development Group.

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