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


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Helen Clark: Speech at the IBSA Fund Side Event on the "IBSA Fund in Partnership with the United Nations: Symbol of South-South Co-operation and Solidarity"

19 May 2014

Helen Clark, UNDP Administrator Speech at the IBSA Fund Side Event on the "IBSA Fund in Partnership with the United Nations: Symbol of South-South Co-operation and Solidarity" United Nations, New York It is a pleasure to join you to celebrate the accomplishments of the India, Brazil, and MORE

Helen Clark: Statement at the Opening of the 18th session of the High-Level Committee on South-South Co-operation

19 May 2014

Helen Clark, UNDP Administrator Statement at theOpening of the 18th session of the High-Level Committee on South-South Co-operationUnited Nations, New YorkMr. President,President of the General AssemblyExcellencies,Ladies and Gentlemen,It is my great pleasure to welcome you all to the opening of the MORE

Helen Clark: "Tackling Poverty, Inequality, and Environmental Unsustainability in the New Global Agenda: The Role of Solidarity and Advocacy”

18 May 2014

Many thanks for inviting me to address this Third World Congress of the ITUC.  I warmly remember attending your second Congress in Vancouver four years ago.   At that time, all our minds were very much on the fallout of the global financial crisis on the world’s peoples, many of whom had MORE

Helen Clark: Statement on International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia

17 May 2014

Helen Clark, UNDP Administrator Statement on International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia United Nations, New York The International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia provides an opportunity to reaffirm that the rights of LGBT people are a matter of concern to all of us working on huma MORE

Helen Clark: Speech as Guest of Honour at conference on Stopping Wildlife Crime and Advancing Wildlife Conservation: A Call to Action

10 May 2014

Helen Clark, UNDP Administrator Speech as Guest of Honour
 at the Conference on 
Stopping Wildlife Crime and Advancing Wildlife Conservation: A Call to Action Dar es Salaam, Tanzania I thank the Government of the United Republic of Tanzania for hosting this important conference addressing the eleph MORE

Press Releases

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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