Clark and senior US Officials discuss ways to achieve the MDGs

26 Mar 2010

Helen Clark met today in Washington, DC with top U.S. officials to discuss multilateral solutions to global development issues.

In separate meetings with new USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, and Samantha Power, Director for Multilateral and Humanitarian Affairs at the National Security Council, Miss Clark discussed the common development objectives of the United States and UNDP, and the value of UNDP’s presence on the ground in 166 countries.

Ms Clark and Mr. Shah exchanged views on how to make concrete progress toward the Millennium Development goals (MDGs) while Treasury Secretary Geithner and she discussed upcoming G8 and G20 meetings in Canada and South Korea.  Ms. Clark and Ms. Power also discussed the upcoming summits and the MDGs as well as human rights and UNDP’s crisis prevention and recovery programs.