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


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


Helen Clark: First Regular Session of the UNDP Executive Board

27 Jan 2014

CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY Statement of Helen Clark, UNDP Administrator to the First Regular Session of the UNDP Executive Board 2014 United Nations, New York, 27 January 2014 at 10 am Mr. President, Members of the Executive Board, Colleagues and friends, I welcome you all to this first regular se MORE

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UN development and humanitarian chiefs arrive in Niger to draw attention to looming food crisis

16 Feb 2012

Niamey/New York - United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator Helen Clark and United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator (OCHA) Valerie Amos arrived today in Niamey for a joint two-day visit to draw attention to the looming food andmore

Landmines Thwart Development Progress, says UNDP Administrator

27 Nov 2011

Phnom Pen - The existence of anti-personnel mines in developing countries can thwart development progress, said the UN’s development chief Helen Clark yesterday in Phnom Penh at opening of the international conference on landmines. “There is a strong link between effective mine action and progress omore

UN Humanitarian, Development and Human Rights Chiefs Call on States Not to Undermine the International Ban on Cluster Bombs

23 Nov 2011

The following statement is issued on behalf of Valerie Amos, United Nations Emergency Relief Coordinator, Helen Clark, UNDP Administrator, and Navi Pillay, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights. In November 2003, a group of United Nations agencies and other organizations involved in humamore

UNDP, Norway pledge to reduce armed violence

21 Oct 2009

Oslo — UNDP Administrator Helen Clark met with Norwegian Foreign Minister Jonas Gahr Støre today to discuss ways in which Norway and UNDP could work together to reduce armed violence, which kills more than 2,000 people every day worldwide, most of whom are civilians.   “Together we will more

Report on tsunami recovery reveals need to involve local communities

24 Apr 2009

Women were particularly hit hard, but played a crucial role in disaster risk reductionNew York — To better respond to natural disasters, governments should invest more in risk reduction for vulnerable communities and make sure to reflect gender concerns in the recovery processes, says a repormore

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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