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Press Releases - Helen Clark, UNDP Administrator

  • Tribute to Helen Clark – leaves UNDP after eight years as Administrator Apr 19, 2017

    The following is a statement on behalf of President of the UNDP Executive Board, Ambassador Ib Petersen, Permanent Representative of Denmark to the UN, on the departure of Helen Clark as Administrator of UNDP.

  • UNDP Executive Board welcomes appointment of Achim Steiner as new Administrator Apr 19, 2017

    The President of the Executive Board of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) today welcomed the appointment of Achim Steiner as the Organization’s new Administrator.

  • Secretary-General nominates Achim Steiner of Germany as Administrator of United Nations Development Programme Apr 18, 2017

    United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres, following consultations with the Executive Board of UNDP, wrote to the President of the General Assembly requesting the General Assembly to confirm Achim Steiner of Germany as the new Administrator of UNDP for a term of four years.

  • World’s most marginalized still left behind by global development priorities: UNDP report Mar 21, 2017

    A quarter-century of impressive human development progress continues to leave many people behind, with systemic, often unmeasured, barriers to catching up. A stronger focus on those excluded and on actions to dismantle these barriers is urgently needed to ensure sustainable human development for all.

  • Stars gather in New York to celebrate 50 years of critical work by United Nations Development Programme Dec 5, 2016

    The United Nations Development Programme celebrated 50 years at the frontline of development and its leading role in realising the Global Goals by 2030 with a star-studded gala featuring a musical performance from Grateful Dead legend Bob Weir.

  • UNDP Administrator Helen Clark, global leaders convene on partnerships needed to meet the Sustainable Development Goals Nov 28, 2016

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator and Chair of the UN Development Group Helen Clark will visit Nairobi, Kenya to participate in the Second High-Level Meeting (HLM2) of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Co-operation to take place 28 November–1 December 2016.

  • UNDP and Kuwait Partner for Stabilisation and Resilience in Iraq Nov 21, 2016

    The Government of Kuwait contributed US$2 million today to UNDP’s Funding Facility for Immediate Stabilization (FFIS). The objective of the FFIS is to support the Government of Iraq's ability to respond to the needs of people in areas that have been liberated from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). Based on priorities identified by the Government of Iraq and local authorities, FFIS helps to quickly repair public infrastructure, provides grants to small businesses, boosts the capacity of local government, promotes civil engagement and community reconciliation, and provides short-term employment through public works schemes.

  • New Report ‘Transitioning from the MDGs to the SDGs’ calls for collaboration to ‘Deliver as One’ Nov 10, 2016

    UNDP and the World Bank released its new report ‘Transitioning from the MDGs to the SDGs’ today, coinciding with the UN System Chief Executives Board for Coordination's (CEB) Second Regular Session of 2016. The session brings together United Nations System Principals to enhance UN system-wide coherence and coordination on a broad range of issues of global concern. The launch of the report is timely as the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development has set the vision for the next 14 years of global action.

  • UN Development Chief Concludes Visit to Ecuador Oct 19, 2016

    UNDP Administrator Helen Clark wrapped up a three day visit to Ecuador yesterday where she participated in the UN Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development (Habitat III), met with government officials, and traveled to Cayambe north of Quito to visit development projects.

  • Sustainable development in cities is critical to achieving most of the 2030 Agenda Oct 17, 2016

    The 2030 Agenda and the new Sustainable Development Goals provide a powerful illustration of the challenges and opportunities cities present. The Habitat III Conference, the largest global development conference in 2016, aims to secure renewed political commitment for sustainable urban development, assess accomplishments to date, tackle urban poverty and identify and address new and emerging challenges.