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 on “Democratic Governance, Human Rights, and Development”. Keynote address at The Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad) Annual Conference on Development Cooperation: Democracy and Human Rights

11 Dec 2014

I thank Norad for inviting me to address this year’s Annual Conference with its special focus on how development co-operation can strengthen democracy and human rights. There could neither be a better time nor a better place to deliver an address on this year’s conference theme. Human Rights Day wa MORE

Helen Clark: Opening Speech at Peruvian Partnerships Dialogues on Public-Private Collaboration for Climate and Development, UNFCCC COP 20, Lima, Peru

09 Dec 2014

It is a pleasure to take part in today’s event on the importance of partnerships for action on climate change and development. My thanks go to the Government of Peru and the World Economic Forum for organizing this dialogue. 2015 is a critical year for advancing climate action and sustainable devel MORE

Helen Clark: Speech at High level event on Indigenous Peoples Proposals to Address Climate Change UN Climate Change Conference – COP20, Lima, Peru

09 Dec 2014

I am pleased to welcome you to this high-level event dedicated to the very important role played by indigenous peoples in addressing climate change. Today’s event occurs just a few weeks after the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples and the UN Secretary-General’s Climate Summit in New York. At b MORE

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

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UNDP calls for governments, businesses and communities to boost collaboration for a new climate and development era

09 Dec 2014

Lima, Peru –Tackling climate change requires serious collaboration between the public and private sectors, engagement with civil society, and having strong and transparent institutions, UN Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator Helen Clark said, wrapping up three-days at the UN Framework Conventmore

UN Secretary-General’s Call to Action to Transform World Beyond 2015

04 Dec 2014

New report outlines vision of ‘dignity’ for humanity New York City  – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today said the international community was poised to take a “major step” towards sustainable development for all. Speaking at the launch of an advance version of his synthesis repomore


Australia and UNDP delivering results for the region

24 Nov 2014

Australia will provide AUD 21 million to UNDP this year to support our work around the world Canberra, Australia -- Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop met today United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator Helen Clark to discuss how Australia and UNDP can further collaborate to remore

World must act to halt isolation of poor landlocked countries, says UN

03 Nov 2014

United Nations Development Head warns small landlocked countries continue to be excluded from the benefits of globalization Vienna, Austria – Urgent reforms on trade, finance and transport systems are needed to connect Landlocked Developing Countries (LLDCs) with the global economy and improve more


UNDP and EBRD Join Forces to Drive Growth and Development

07 Oct 2014

New York, USA—The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) today signed a Memorandum of Understanding to drive and sustain growth and development in countries in Central and Eastern European, Central Asia, Mongolia, and the Southern more

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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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