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: Report to the Second Regular Session of the UNDP Executive Board

04 Sep 2014

Mr. President, Members of the Executive Board, Colleagues and friends, I am pleased to welcome you to this second regular session of the UNDP Executive Board.    We meet in turbulent times – it is hard to remember a time when more crises were simultaneously preoccupying the United Nation MORE

Helen Clark: Speech at High-level panel discussion on SIDS and the question of graduation from LDC Status

02 Sep 2014

Apia, Samoa I am pleased to co-chair this side event and facilitate a discussion on SIDS and the question of LDC graduation. First let me emphasize that supporting LDCs and highly vulnerable states is at the heart of UNDP’s work.  Between 2008 and 2012, about fifty per cent of UNDP’s resources MORE

Helen Clark: Speech at High-level Panel Discussion on Financing for Sustainable Development, UN Conference of Small Island Developing Countries

02 Sep 2014

  I am pleased to have this opportunity to focus on a topic of critical importance: financing sustainable development in Small Island Developing States. Whether among leaders here in Apia, diplomats at the UN, or in meetings with neighbors, villagers, and townspeople, many will have noticed a MORE

Helen Clark: Speech at Partnership Dialogue on Social development in Small Island Developing States, health and non-communicable diseases, youth and women

02 Sep 2014

This partnership dialogue aims to address some of the most pressing social development challenges faced by SIDS, and is an opportunity to learn about both existing partnerships which are tackling these challenges and others being launched at this confer MORE

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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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