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: Plenary Speech at the Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS)

02 Sep 2014

Greetings to the government and people of Samoa On behalf of UNDP, thank you Prime Minster and government and people of Samoa for the tremendous hospitality you have shown to us at this conference. This conference is very well timed to inject SIDS perspectives into major global processes - to the Se MORE

Helen Clark: UNDP-GEF event on “Small Island Developing States – Large Ocean States" at International Small Islands Conference 2014

02 Sep 2014

  Tuesday, 2 September 2014 Apia, Samoa It is my pleasure to welcome you to this side event on “Small Island Developing States – Large Ocean States: Sustainable Development from Ridge to Reef and Beyond”. ·      The objective of the event is to discuss the importanc MORE

Helen Clark: Speech at SE4ALL side event at International Conference on Small Island Developing States

01 Sep 2014

Apia, Samoa         I am delighted to join this important side event on Sustainable Energy for All, an initiative of the UN Secretary-General, and one which is highly relevant to SIDS. Sustainable energy for all is an indispensable enabler of sustainable developmen MORE

Helen Clark: UNDP Administrator Helen Clark: Introductory Remarks at Screening Event of 'Saving our Tuna' at UN International Conference on Small Island Developing States

01 Sep 2014

I am delighted to introduce “Saving our Tuna” - a Discovery Channel Asia/UNDP documentary about a five billion dollar global industry which is vital to the livelihoods of so many here in the Pacific.  The West and Central Pacific Ocean holds the world’s largest stocks of tuna, as well as global MORE

Helen Clark: Speech at Side event on Noncommunicable Diseases (NCDs), Health and Development at UN Conference on Small Island Developing States

01 Sep 2014

Apia, SamoaLet me begin by thanking the Government of Samoa and Prime Minister Tuilaepa Malielegaoi for hosting us here today to discuss one of the greatest challenges for SIDS – that of non-communicable diseases (NCDs).   It is no exaggeratio MORE

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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


UNDP signs agreements with Norway and Ireland to support Democracy Consolidation Projects and Human Rights

26 Oct 2012

Lilongwe - The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Governments of Norway and Ireland have signed financing agreements to support democracy consolidation and human rights in Malawi. UNDP Administrator Helen Clark witnessed the signing ceremony while on a three day visit to the southemore

Collaboration key to achieving MDGs, building on decade of progress

26 Sep 2012

New York — World leaders today called for a continued, united front in order to reach the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), highlighting the need to ramp up global efforts to eradicate poverty and empower the world’s most vulnerable people to create a more equitable, sustainable world. Speaking amore

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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