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 at “Building Resilience in SIDS through Foresight” side event at UN Conference on Small Island Developing States

01 Sep 2014

Apia, Samoa, 1 September 2014 Thank you, Prime Minister, for sharing with us first hand your recent experience with foresight in Tonga. I am very happy that our Global Centre for Public Service Excellence in Singapore is working closely with you and the UNDP Pacific Centre and others to prototype me MORE

Helen Clark: Speech at Press briefing to announce the launch of a Financial Inclusion Support Facility offering grants for the development of new financial inclusion products

31 Aug 2014

      Sunday, 31 August, 2014 from 4:30-5:30pm Tanoa Hotel, Apia: Press Briefing Good afternoon and on behalf of UNDP and UNCDF thank you for being here with us today for this press briefing. A special thank you to our development partners (Australia, European Union and New MORE

Helen Clark: Aspen Institute Madeleine K. Albright Global Development Lecture on Making Sense of the World We Live In The Development Contribution

07 Aug 2014

Helen Clark, UNDP Administrator Aspen Institute Madeleine K. Albright Global Development Lecture on “Making Sense of the World We Live In: The Development Contribution” Aspen, Colorado It is a great honour to be asked to give the annual Aspen Institute Madeleine K. Albright Global Development Lectu MORE


Statement by UNDP Administrator Helen Clark on Gaza

06 Aug 2014

UNDP welcomes the current ceasefire and expresses its hopes for an agreement which ends hostilities and civilian suffering while also laying a foundation for sustainable peace. UNDP is supporting the Palestinians to assess immediate needs and chart a path for recovery and human development. Nearly a MORE

Helen Clark: Speech at the Global Launch of the 2014 Human Development Report “Sustaining Human Progress: Reducing Vulnerabilities and Building Resilience"

24 Jul 2014

U Thant International Conference Hall United Nations University Tokyo, Japan Thursday 24 July 2014 I am delighted to be launching the 2014 Human Development Report, “Sustaining Human Development Progress: Reducing Vulnerabilities and Building Resilience”, in Japan - a  MORE

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In Mali, UNDP will focus on governance, early recovery, Administrator says

11 Feb 2013

Oxford, England — Long-term peace in Mali will require major investment in governance, along with humanitarian and early recovery support for the crisis-stricken West African country, UN Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator Helen Clark said Monday. “UNDP will focus its interventions in Malimore

UNDP chief urges swift measures against non-communicable diseases

11 Feb 2013

London — UNDP Administrator Helen Clark called Monday for swift, firm measures to halt a global surge in diseases such as cancer and diabetes, saying they belong “permanently on the global development agenda.” “Failure to curb the growing epidemic of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) now will lead tmore

UNDP chief calls for broad research, innovative partnerships to achieve health, development goals

31 Jan 2013

Better health is a gateway to development progress,’ Helen Clark tells Harvard School of Public Health Boston, Massachusetts — UN Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator Helen Clark called Thursday for more broad, innovative research and partnerships to achieve health goals worldwide, noting thatmore


UNDP head vows to support innovation in Croatia

21 Jan 2013

ZADAR/OTOČAC – The UN’s highest-ranking development official vowed to support Croatia's efforts to realize its potential not just as a tourist destination but also as a centre for innovation at the signing for two new project agreements between Zadar county and the United Nations Development Programmore

Global challenges require updated global institutions, UNDP Chief says

13 Nov 2012

Wellington -- Global challenges such as pandemics, refugees flows, transnational crime, and climate change demand updated global institutions fit for the 21st Century, UN Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator Helen Clark said Tuesday. “We live in an era of unprecedented globalization and intermore

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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