UNDP Administrator Helen Clark


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  • UNDP Administrator visits AfghanistanNov 18, 2015Ms. Helen Clark, UNDP Administrator and Chair of the UN Development Group, concluded a three day visit to Afghanistan, where she met with the President, Chief Executive, and UN and development partners. Government capacity building, Sustainable Development Goals and Migration, were some of the main issues on the agenda.

  • UN Development Chief: Resilience Critical to More Effective Syria ResponseNov 10, 2015United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator, Helen Clark affirmed the critical importance of resilience-based development to the international response to the ongoing crisis in Syria, in her closing remarks to the Resilience Development Forum, which UNDP convened over two days, 8 and 9 November 2015, in the Dead Sea in Jordan, hosted by the Government of Jordan.

  • UN Development Chief: Tackling Root Causes of Migration Critical to Ending CrisisNov 12, 2015Ending the migration crisis in Europe will require a broad coalition of countries and international organizations to tackle the causes of the mass migration while creating more avenues for legal migration, said United Nations development chief Helen Clark.

  • Citizens’ voices key to renewed post-2015 development agenda, says UNDP ChiefSep 25, 2012Public consultation in more than 50 developing countries will be part of a global process to ensure citizens’ views underpin the design of a post-2015 human development agenda, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator Helen Clark said today.

  • “Priorities for a generation” to be set in 2015 – UN Development ChiefJun 4, 2015Significant crises are demanding the attention of the international community at a time when crucial development decisions are set to be made, the UN Development Programme’s (UNDP) Administrator Helen Clark told the Organization’s governing body today at a meeting in New York City.

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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