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: Special Presentation at Dialogue on the longer-term positioning of the United Nations Development System (Session II)

30 Jan 2015

I welcome the opportunity to address this ECOSOC dialogue on the longer-term positioning of the UN development system and I thank H.E. María Emma Mejía Vélez, Vice-President of the Economic and Social Council and Permanent Representative of Colombia for her introduction. 2015 is a huge opportunity MORE

Helen Clark: First Regular Session of UNDP Executive Board, Response to Satements by Member States

29 Jan 2015

Introduction • I thank Board members for their participation in Monday’s session, and for the many positive and constructive comments about UNDP and our work. • Let me begin by expressing my sincere condolences to the Swedish delegation on the passing of H.E. Marten Grunditz, Permanent Representati MORE

Helen Clark: Statement at Opening of UNDP briefing on Ebola Recovery

29 Jan 2015

Thank you for joining today’s UNDP briefing for Member States on Ebola Recovery. We are most appreciative of the UNDP Executive Board President’s agreement that we can use this timeslot for the briefing during the current session of our Board. The serious outbreak of Ebola in Guinea, Liberia, and S MORE

Helen Clark: Statement to the First Regular Session of the UNDP Executive Board

26 Jan 2015

Mr. President, Members of the Executive Board, Colleagues and friends, I welcome all present to this first regular session of the UNDP Executive Board for 2015. Let me begin by congratulating H.E. Mr. Fernando Carrera, Permanent Representative of Guatemala to the UN, on his election as President o MORE

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

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UNDP's new structure improves efficiency

29 Jan 2015

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) core goal is to help countries eradicate poverty while reducing inequalities and exclusion. It aims to do so by working with partner organizations and governments across the world to develop sustainable development pathways, promote inclusive governancmore

2015 a ‘Once in a Generation Opportunity’ for Sustainable Development

26 Jan 2015

New York – The head of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) said today that while there is tremendous volatility and turmoil around the world, this year presented a unique opportunity to eradicate poverty and agree on a path for sustainable development. “At UNDP, we see 2015 as a huge opmore

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

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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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