International Women's Day 2014 Twitter Chat


Join our administrator Helen Clark live on Twitter and ask her all your questions about women's empowerment, gender equality and how equality for women means progress for all!

Use the hashtag #UNDPchat in your tweets to join.

Past Chats with Helen Clark

Twitter chat with Helen Clark on HIV and Development

Thanks to all of you for joining our twitter chat about HIV and Global Development with United Nations Development Chief Helen Clark! In case you missed it - here's a selection of tweets from the chat. Continue the conversation during @aids2012 and use #AIDS2012 in your tweets. more

Twitter chat with Helen Clark on Sahel Crisis

Food security will become a major issue in the Sahel during the coming months. Helen Clark and Valerie Amos visited the Tillabery region of Niger on a two day mission, to highlight the looming crisis and emphasize the need for long term solutions in the region. more

@HelenClarkUNDP - #1 Goal is 2 Eradicate Xtreme Poverty

New York - My number one goal as Administrator of UNDP is to work for the elimination of extreme poverty, said United Nations top development chief more

UNDP chief tweets for women

New York - UNDP chief Helen Clark celebrated International Women’s Day with a live Twitter chat from UNDP headquarters today in New York City. “I more

"Desire for Dignity" Driver of Change in Arab World - Helen Clark

New York — In her second Twitter chat, UNDP Administrator Helen Clark answered questions from around the globe on development in the Arab world. The questions ranged more

Our Actions Against Poverty

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In Bhutan, small grants launch businesses and dreams

In Mongar, Bhutan, Tashi Tshomo has much to be thankful for. It’s been four years since the 25-year-old received a grant of about US $1,750 to start a small enterprise for IT solutions, and her business has grown substantially. Today she deals in computer and hardware sales, servicing and networkin more

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In Bolivia, microloans lift thousands of women from poverty

Linet Claros Yevara, a resident of Mizque, a municipality in Bolivia with an 85 percent rate of extreme poverty rate, has seen her situation improve a lot lately. “My family eats better," she says. "Every day I give them fruit.” These improvements are thanks to the Semilla, or Seed, prog more

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In Benin, women cotton growers embrace organic agriculture

Each year, on average, Benin produces 220,000 tons of cotton, representing 45 percent of its fiscal income and 13 percent of its Gross National Product. Yet, in the northern municipality of Banikoara - Benin’s top cotton-producing region - the excessive use of chemical fertilizers by some cotton gro more

About Helen Clark
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Helen Clark became the Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme in April 2009, and is the first woman to lead the organization. “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 recent listing in the UK newspaper, The Guardian, as the tenth most interesting person tweeting about global development.

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