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 Niger, training young people for a better future

In Northern Niger, close to the border with Mali, unemployment is high and affects mainly young people, who have few opportunities to advance themselves. Without formal or vocational education opportunities, without money or things to do, these young people are at risk of being enrolled by armed gromore

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In Nigeria, farm training yields fuller harvests for rural women

For Mama Nsedu, a young widow in Northern Nigeria, feeding her family was becoming harder every day. Like thousands of women in the rural communities of Nanka, Kyado and Yauri, Mama Nsedu faced poor crop yields due to harsh, dry weather, low rainfall, poor soil nutrients and overdependence on expensmore

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In Rwanda, small loans spur business expansion

Before the sky even begins changing colors, Francois Nzamvugankize is awake and has begun his work of baking and selling bread.  Up until four months ago, Francois, 25, struggled to provide for his wife and two young children — but now they are on the road to financial security and successmore

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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