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

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Peru: 2,500 families in the High Andes make tradition a way of life

“My grandma prepared her chicha. She bottled it and sold it,” María Farroñan says, remembering how she learned to make chicha de jora, a traditional beverage in many towns in Peru. She was born in Mórrope, a district in the coastal region of Lambayeque that keeps up the old artisanal traditions. Witmore

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Peru: Improving cook stoves and access to energy

Cooking on a wood fire has always required a great deal of effort for 48-year-old Pilar Valladolid. She is supported in this duty by her 8-year-old daughter, Pamela. Together they have to walk more than an hour to collect the firewood they will use to cook with during the coming days, just as Pilar more

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Planting the seeds of knowledge in Georgia

Isolda Kitesashvili became a farmer to help her family out of extreme poverty. Isolda used to be a doctor in Kakheti, a wine and fruit region in eastern Georgia. In the 1990s, she and her husband lost their jobs due to state funding cuts. Isolda did not expect much success with her farming business.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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