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 the UN Security Council’s public briefing on Post-conflict Peacebuilding

19 Mar 2014

Statement by Helen Clark, UNDP Administrator and Chair of the UN Development Group at the UN Security Council’s Public Briefing on Post-conflict Peacebuilding United Nations, New York Madam President, Since the Peacebuilding Architecture was established in 2005, the United Nations has made import MORE

Statement by UNDP Administrator Helen Clark on International Women's Day

08 Mar 2014

This year’s International Women’s Day theme – Equality for Women is Progress for All – states a simple truth.  No country will reach its full potential if its female citizens do not enjoy full equality.  As the 2015 end date of the Millennium Development Goals nears, and as discuss MORE

Helen Clark: Speech at Opening of UNDP Global Management Meeting 2014

03 Mar 2014

Changing with the World: UNDP in the New Development Landscape   Tarrytown, New York   It is wonderful to see UNDP’s leadership from around the world assembled here at Tarrytown, New York, again.  I am fortunate to meet many of you at our regional cluster meetings, on my visits to MORE

Helen Clark: Speech at the London High Level Conference on Illegal Wildlife Trade

13 Feb 2014

Speech at the London High Level Conference on Illegal Wildlife Trade United Kingdom I thank the Government of the United Kingdom for hosting this important conference on illegal wildlife trade. This vile trade is a development, environmental, and security challenge. It is pushing vulnerable and en MORE

Helen Clark: Launch of UNDP Report, “Humanity Divided: Confronting Inequality in Developing Countries”

29 Jan 2014

CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY Speech for Helen Clark, UNDP Administrator at the Launch of UNDP Report, “Humanity Divided: Confronting Inequality in Developing Countries” New York, Millennium Hotel, Diplomat Ballroom Wed. 29 January 2014, 11am I am pleased to launch this important new UNDP Report, “Huma MORE

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UNDP chief calls for increased social protection in the Pacific

10 Feb 2010

Helen Clark in Vanuatu meets the Prime Minister Edward Natape. Port Vila, Vanuatu – The ongoing economic and financial crisis presents an opportunity to implement social protection programmes in the Pacific that address the needs of the vulnerable, said United Nations Development Programme more

Maori leaders present Helen Clark to the UN in traditional ceremony

28 Apr 2009

New York — The halls of the United Nations echoed with singing and chanting today during the colorful and lively traditional Maori ceremony to welcome UNDP Administrator Helen Clark.  The event, called a powhiri (pronounced “poor-fee-ree”), began with the thunderous sounding of more

Fight Corruption - Save Development

08 Dec 2009

Vienna (UN Information Service) - On International Anti-Corruption Day (9 December), the United Nations has warned that corruption kills development, and is one of the biggest impediments to reaching the Millennium Development Goals."When public money is stolen for private gain, it means fewemore

Helen Clark begins first day as Administrator of UNDP

20 Apr 2009

Today, Helen Clark began her first day as the new Administrator of UNDP.  She will spend her first week meeting with UNDP senior management, UN officials and Permanent Representatives to the United Nations, as well as getting acquainted with staff. "I am looking forward to leading UNDP at this more

2010 Human Development Report analyses long-term development trends

04 Nov 2010

United Nations — Most developing countries made dramatic yet often underestimated progress in health, education and basic living standards in recent decades, with many of the poorest countries posting the greatest gains, reveals a detailed new analysis of long-term Human Development Index (HDI) trenmore

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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