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: 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 Lectumore


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 amore

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

Helen Clark: Address to Asia-Pacific Parliamentarians At UNDP and Asia Forum of Parliamentarians and Development

22 Jul 2014

International AIDS Conference Melbourne   22 July, 2014   My thanks go to the Asian Forum of Parliamentarians on Population and Development for co-hosting this event today with UNDP.     The 2013 UNAIDS report on HIV and AIDS in Asia and the Pacific shows that while importmore

Helen Clark: Speech on “Beyond the MDGs: HIV and the Post-2015 Agenda 20th International AIDS Conference

22 Jul 2014

“Beyond the MDGs: HIV and the Post-2015 Agenda" 20th International AIDS Conference Melbourne 22 July 2014          Thanks for the invitation to be part of this panel on beyond the MDGs: HIV and the post-2015 development agenda.     &nbmore

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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

African leaders urged to invest in jobs, infrastructure and protecting development gains

30 Oct 2012

Kigali, - Opening an unprecedented gathering of experts here, present and former African Heads of State urged business, community and political leaders to help turn the continent’s impressive growth into economic opportunities for ordinary citizens. Rwandan President Paul Kagame, inaugurating the comore

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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