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 on “Democratic Governance, Human Rights, and Development” at NORAD's Annual Conference, Oslo, Norway

11 Dec 2014

I thank Norad for inviting me to address this year’s Annual Conference with its special focus on how development co-operation can strengthen democracy and human rights. There could neither be a better time nor a better place to deliver an address on this year’s conference theme. Human Rights Day wa MORE

Helen Clark: Opening Speech at Peruvian Partnerships Dialogues on Public-Private Collaboration for Climate and Development, UNFCCC COP 20, Lima, Peru

09 Dec 2014

It is a pleasure to take part in today’s event on the importance of partnerships for action on climate change and development. My thanks go to the Government of Peru and the World Economic Forum for organizing this dialogue. 2015 is a critical year for advancing climate action and sustainable devel MORE

Helen Clark: Speech at High level event on Indigenous Peoples Proposals to Address Climate Change UN Climate Change Conference – COP20, Lima, Peru

09 Dec 2014

I am pleased to welcome you to this high-level event dedicated to the very important role played by indigenous peoples in addressing climate change. Today’s event occurs just a few weeks after the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples and the UN Secretary-General’s Climate Summit in New York. At b MORE

Helen Clark: Speech at the Side Event of the UN Chief Executives Board on Forests and the UN-REDD Programme, UN Climate Change Conference - COP20 Lima, Peru

08 Dec 2014

I am pleased to be addressing this meeting on the importance of forests and the UN-REDD Programme in tackling climate change and achieving sustainable development. As the largest terrestrial storehouse of carbon, forests play a crucial role in climate change mitigation. As a vital source of energy, MORE

Helen Clark: Welcoming Remarks at the South-South Co-operation on Climate Change Forum UN Climate Change Conference – COP20

08 Dec 2014

UNDP is very pleased to be co-sponsoring this Forum with the National Development and Reform Commission of China and the United Nations Environment Programme. We also thank UNFCCC, the Swiss Development Co-operation, WWF-China, INTASAVE, and the China Academy of Science for their support for this ev MORE

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World must act to halt isolation of poor landlocked countries, says UN

03 Nov 2014

United Nations Development Head warns small landlocked countries continue to be excluded from the benefits of globalization Vienna, Austria – Urgent reforms on trade, finance and transport systems are needed to connect Landlocked Developing Countries (LLDCs) with the global economy and improve more


UNDP and EBRD Join Forces to Drive Growth and Development

07 Oct 2014

New York, USA—The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) today signed a Memorandum of Understanding to drive and sustain growth and development in countries in Central and Eastern European, Central Asia, Mongolia, and the Southern more


UNDP a strong supporter of Georgia's inclusive and sustainable development, Helen Clark says

01 Oct 2014

Tbilisi, Georgia – The Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme, Helen Clark, has completed a short visit to Georgia today, 1 October 2014, during which she met with the President, Prime Minister, and Minister of Foreign Affairs. “UNDP is a strong supporter of Georgia's democratic more

UNDP Administrator emphasizes citizen engagement in development in Armenia

30 Sep 2014

Yerevan, Armenia - On 28-30 September Helen Clark, Administrator of UNDP and Chair of the UN Development Group came to Armenia on her first visit to the country. In discussions with government, civil society, women leaders, and international development partners, Clark emphasized the principle of cmore


Dr. Gro Harlem Brundtland receives the Mahbub ul Haq Award for Human Development

25 Sep 2014

New York, USA  – The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) presented the Mahbub ul Haq Award for Human Development to Dr. Gro Harlem Brundtland, the first woman Prime Minister of Norway and currently Deputy Chair of The Elders, at a ceremony in New York today.  The award is given to more

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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