Interview with Helen Clark

Status: Completed
Helen Clark
United Nations Development Programme
Areas of expertise: Governance, Sustainable Development, Gender Equality

Helen Clark became the Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme in April 2009, and is the first woman to lead the organization. She is also the Chair of the United Nations Development Group, a committee consisting of the heads of all UN funds, programmes and departments working on development issues.

Prior to her appointment with UNDP, Helen Clark served for nine years as Prime Minister of New Zealand, serving three successive terms from 1999 - 2008. Throughout her tenure as Prime Minister, Helen Clark engaged widely in policy development and advocacy across the international, economic, social and cultural spheres.

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All Questions

francis adogama
what is the fastest way to eradicate poverty in developing nations?
Reb Thomas
United States
Development of knowledge economies in African and other developing countries will reduce poverty. Which social investors do you think would be most interested in supporting a "Knowledge Economy" effort with leading universities and companies to speed things up?
Jesús Ortega
Hipotesis| Siendo viable la construcción de una Sinapse Logistica y Generadora de Recursos a su Paso...(Hibrid Energie Generator | HighSpeed RailRoad)¿Cual consideraría usted que debería ser el Primer Pais Africano Beneficiario de esta Tecnología?
Christian Humphries
United Kingdom
How can we ensure that children are at the heart of Rio+20? How can we discuss the future of our planet without involving children?
shahane suryakant maroti
what is the share of innovative ideas in indian primary education?
Alejandro Leiton
How can developing countries help to solve and decrease the environmental issues?
Johnny Ekweonu
Thank you for taking my question! I'm from West Africa and I'll like know why is it that the World Bank and other esteemed organizations are not too keen in investing in the educational systems and infrastructures of the sub-Saharan nations as it is the best way forward in my opinion? Thank you!
Fiso mkandla
What shall i do helen,who shall i turn to,if i need help in being assisted to built a maternity ward and a mortuary in my poor communty of mostly the elderly and hiv orphans.
why is that african countries continue to live in poverty dispite efforts of assistance by world bodies like World Bank & IMF. And what can be done to stop the trend
Fernando Casado (CAD)
Can some succesful lessons of povery eradication and employment generation in developing countries be applied to western economies with current economic crisis?
Onan Akoragye
The question of African problems like poverty, political instability,unemployment and poor economic growth has not been answered.What is your say?
Kyle Caudell
United States
I am just beginning my economics degree and am of an open mind. What exactly is sustainable development in your own words and and what books or other literature do you recommend for growing my knowledge base on the topic? Thank For your time.
considering gender as a complex concept, what are social, psychological and cultural characteristics of gender
madam, can i know ur views about the governance in india. which is the most important aspect that indian governance is ignoring or not paying due attention?