Helen Clark became the Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme in 2009, and is the first woman to lead the organization. She is also the Chair of the United Nations Development Group.
Global initiative helps foster better understanding of our common humanity, says UNDP Chief
On November 11, 2011, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator Helen Clark participated in “One day on Earth,” a global media event aimed at capturing a unique video snapshot of a single 24-hour period on earth.
In New York, where UNDP has its headquarters, Helen Clark visited a non-profit bakery project in the Harlem neighbourhood. The project helps immigrant women learn English and acquire the skills necessary to launch a food business. It is also an incubator for food business start-ups. “This kind of visionary initiative can work well in developed and developing countries” said UNDP Chief.
“UNDP has programmes in almost every developing country, working to empower lives and build resilient nations. The filming our people are doing today captures the full diversity of our work in so many different contexts,” she added.
UNDP was partnering with “One Day on Earth” for the second time, to help the project reach participants in countries with low bandwidth, making it a truly global initiative. Footage has been shot in 120 countries — up from over 90 last year — where UNDP has projects and activities.
About Helen Clark
Speeches and Statements
- 27 May 2016:Helen Clark: Opening statement on “Financing the SDGs in the LDCs: Diversifying the Financing Tool-Box and Managing Vulnerability” UNDP-AFD (French Development Agency)
- 27 May 2016:Helen Clark: Speech at the Opening Plenary Session of the Comprehensive High-Level Midterm Review of the Istanbul Programme of Actions for the Least Developed Countries for the Decade 2011-2020
- 24 May 2016:Helen Clark: Statement on behalf of UNDP at the Plenary Session of The World Humanitarian Summit