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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Bangladesh: Transforming life in the slums

Shabdi D’Costa was in her forties, barely surviving with her three daughters on her husband’s Tk 1,800 (US $22) salary, when she decided to find a way out of poverty by taking charge of the family finances. “We barely had enough money to feed and clothe ourselves,” said Shabdi. “I needed to learn tomore

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Bangladesh: Women emerge from poverty

On her 18th birthday Mussamat Baby Parveen wed the man her parents had chosen for her. By her 19th birthday she was pregnant and had run away from her husband’s home. His drug addiction had spiraled out of control, he was beating her, and she worried he would eventually kill both mother and child, smore

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Benin: New opportunities for young graduates

Faced with the difficulty of finding new employment in Cotonou, Benin’s largest city, Philippe and Ulrich, two brothers from a poor background decided to launch their own fruit juice distribution business after finishing their university studies. Nowadays, both brothers command a salary, and recruitmore

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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