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 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

Helen Clark: “What will it take to achieve coherence in the 2015 agreements?” Speech at closing session of the Development & Climate Days event on “Zero Poverty. Zero Emissions. Within a generation?” at the UNFCCC COP

07 Dec 2014

I am pleased to participate in this panel on achieving coherence in the 2015 agreements as we strive for “Zero Poverty. Zero Emissions. Within a Generation”. Three global agreements are scheduled to be reached next year – on the post-2015 agenda, on a new framework for disaster risk reduction, and MORE

Helen Clark: Speech at the Global Landscapes Forum UN Climate Change Conference – COP20

07 Dec 2014

I thank the organizers of the Global Landscapes Forum – the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), UNEP, FAO, and Peru’s Ministries of the Environment and Agriculture - for inviting me to speak this morning. The focus of this Forum is of high relevance to the global effort to tackle cl MORE

Helen Clark: Video message to the Fourth Annual Rotary Forum

05 Dec 2014

“Reflections on the Role of NGOs and Civil Society Organisations in Development” Thanks for the opportunity to address the Fourth Annual Rotary Forum hosted by the Rotary Club of Wellington. I’m sorry I cannot be present in person for this important discussion on the role of non-governmental organiz MORE

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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

UNDP and Jordan sign historic agreement to open a Regional Centre in Amman

22 Sep 2014

New York, USA -- On the margins of the 69th session of the United Nations General Assembly, Sima Bahous, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Regional Director for Arab States, and His Excellency Mr. Nasser Judeh, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates of Jordan, signed an agreement to omore


UN Development Chief calls for support to Lebanon amid refugee crisis

18 Sep 2014

New York, USA  – More international support for Lebanon is needed to help it to maintain its stability as it hosts very large numbers of Syrian refugees”, the Administrator of the UN’s Development Programme Helen Clark said as she wrapped up a  visit to the country with UN High Commissionemore

UNDP Administrator Sees Stronger Role for Lawmakers in Eradicating AIDS

22 Jul 2014

 Melbourne, Australia – Tackling HIV requires courageous and committed policy-makers and law-makers said the UN’s development chief at the 20th International AIDS Conference. “Parliamentarians have an indispensable role to play in building the coalitions for action to change bad laws which entmore


Groundbreaking research on sex worker safety and security receives award at International AIDS Conference

21 Jul 2014

 Melbourne, Australia -- An unprecedented research project, Sex Work and Violence: Understanding Factors for Safety and Protection, received the first Robert Carr Research Award at the 20th International AIDS Conference, in Melbourne, Australia. The award was established in honor of Dr. Robert 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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