UNDP Administrator Helen Clark

UNDP Administrator Helen Clark speaks on tackling poverty, inequality and environmental unsustainability in the new global agenda. (UNDP)


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UNDP chief pledges to support Guinea’s political transition

Conakry - Wrapping up her three day visit to Guinea, UNDP Administrator Helen Clark reiterated UNDP’s support to the west African country’s political transition and urged the authorities to finalize plans for legislative elections. "I welcome the efforts of the authorities and political leadersmore

Helen Clark: Leading the way for development through Twitter

“I can think of no better way to spark conversations around the world on development issues than through the dynamic use of social media,” said Helen Clark in reaction to her listing in the UK newspaper, The Guardian, as the tenth most interesting person tweeting about global development. Along withmore

MDGs remain top of the agenda at world leaders' annual meeting in New York

As world leaders gather in New York, the United Nations called on Member States to sustain efforts towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) - eight internationally-agreed goals which seek to end extreme poverty worldwide by 2015. In his report to the General Assembly, UN Secretary more

Indonesia safeguards forest, boosts livelihoods

New York – United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator Helen Clark today praised Indonesia for putting into action environmentally sensitive forest management techniques to create economic opportunities and improve livelihoods. Indonesia is implementing a programme, Reducing Emissionmore

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World’s most powerful women call for stronger political role for females

New York – More than 20 of the world’s most powerful women called for more political participation for women as a crucial step for democracy, peace and sustainable economic and social development at an event during the 66th session of the United Nations General Assembly today. Among heads of state,more

Roger Mabingnay, 42 years old, impresses UNDP’s Administrator, Helen Clark on a recent visit to Tacloban City. Mabingnay sells mami noodles in his new food stall provided by UNDP’s pilot livelihoods project in Fisherman’s Village. Credit: Joey Reyna/ UNDPBarangay Captain Emelita Montelban introduces UNDP’s Helen Clark to one of the residents of Fisherman’s Village who received a food stall from UNDP’s pilot livelihoods project. Credit: Joey Reyna/ UNDPA carpenter builds one of the 50 food stalls under a pilot UNDP livelihoods project for people hardest hit by Typhoon Haiyan. UNDP’s Administrator, Helen Clark, toured Fisherman’s Village in Tacloban to get a first-hand look at the work underway. Credit: Joey Reyna/ UNDPUNDP’s Helen Clark is greeted by Marvin Antonieto Isana and Principal Monina E. Gabrino at San Jose Central Elementary School in Tacloban City. Isana, who works at the nearby airport, said how appreciative he was that UNDP was able to clear away so much debris following Typhoon Haiyan. Children at San Jose Central Elementary School welcome UNDP’s Helen Clark with a song, Heal Our Land. The school was Miss Clark’s second stop on her tour of Tacloban City, one of the hardest hit areas following Typhoon Haiyan.Helen Clark, UNDP Administrator, cut the ribbon on UNDP and OCHA’s new office in Tacloban City with help from Mayor Alfred Romualdez and OCHA Head of Office David Carden. She was joined on stage by UNDP Resident Representative, Luiza Carvalho, and UNDP Country Director, Maurice Dewulf. Credit: Joey Reyna/ UNDPChildren line the walkway at Tacloban’s San Jose Central Elementary School to greet UNDP Administrator Helen Clark on a recent visit to the city. UNDP assisted the school by clearing away tonnes of storm debris, which allowed for the swift return to classes of thousands of students in January 2014. Credit: Joey Reyna/ UNDP