Helen Clark among world’s most powerful women, says Forbes

28 May 2014

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New York, USA – Forbes Magazine today announced Helen Clark, Chief of the United Nations Development Programme, as one of the world’s 100 most powerful women.

Ms. Clark has appeared regularly in the annual league table since her time as Prime Minister of New Zealand. Ranking no. 61 in 2009, she is now named amongst the top 25, with a ranking of no. 23 for this year.

Recognizing her influence as the head of the United Nations agency leading the global fight against poverty, with a budget of around US$ 6 billion and 8,000 staff in more than 170 countries and territories, the magazine called her “the most powerful woman in the United Nations.”

The world’s 100 most powerful women on the list were chosen this year for their reach and influence.