Helen Clark
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05/25/2017 at 05:40. Facebook
I loved my visit on Monday with the Yangon Heritage Trust to see the rich architectural legacy of waves of human settlement in Yangon, Myanmar. I applaud the work of the Trust to get protection of the very important downtown heritage area, and their vision for how maintaining the integrity of the precinct can contribute to a vibrant and flourishing city. The building styles downtown range from...
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in 2013, Africa's leaders launched Agenda 2063 - a fifty year vision for the economic and social transformation of the continent. Many African countries have ambitious plans for emergence, and UNDP aligns its work with their national priorities. In March I attended the Second International Conference on the Emergence of Africa, co-organised by the Government of Cote d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast),...
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in 2013 Africas leaders launched Agenda 2063 a fifty year vision for
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Trees That Count encourages New Zealanders to plant native trees on Arbour Day, 5 June, this year. The initiative aims to set a record for the most native trees ever planted on a single day! And the target for 2017 is to plant 4.7 million native trees. I recorded this short video to help the cause. Join in! And find out more: [ Treesthatcount.co.nz Link ] Joris de Bres Maryann Ewers
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Good news: Gaylene Preston's film, "My Year With Helen", will premiere at the Sydney film Festival on 10 June. Gaylene spent many months following me, including through last year's campaign for the post of UN Secretary-General. The film will be at the New Zealand Film Festival in a number of centres some weeks later. Bookings for Sydney are open now - I've attached the link. Sydney Film...
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Good news Gaylene Prestons film My Year With Helen will premiere at
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When I was home in New Zealand over Xmas/New Year, I recorded an interview with Guyon Espiner for a public radio series of interviews with former NZ Prime Ministers. My interview was broadcast in NZ today. It was a chance to talk about the values which have guided me throughout my life and to put context around some of the many difficult decisions with which I and my political colleagues were...
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In March, I visited the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia where UNDP MK has significant programmes on environment, social inclusion, and disaster risk reduction. The occasion of the visit was the premiere of a film on the restoration of Lake Prespa, a beautiful lake in the south of the country which has been brought back to reasonable health over the course of the last 15 years. I also saw...
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In March I visited the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia where UNDP
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Gaylene Preston, renowned New Zealand film maker has a documentary on me being launched at this year's film festivals in New Zealand and also in Sydney, Australia. Gaylene followed me to Botswana in 2015, and then through my #Helen4SG campaign. Here's the trailer - look out for the movie!! [ Vimeo.com Link ]
Gaylene Preston renowned New Zealand film maker has a documentary on me

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Today was my last day United Nations Development Programme - UNDP. What an amazing eight years I've had as Administrator. I am proud and privileged to have led this major international organisation with dedicated staff working around the world. Long may it continue to serve the world's people and work for sustainable development. All the best for the future to all our staff and the...
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As I prepare to leave United Nations Development Programme - UNDP this week, it's great to see many of our Country Offices tweeting and posting photos about my visits to see their work. This one is from UNDP Pakistan - I visited in 2011 in the wake of the devastating floods, and went out to see affected villagers and villages. Many months after the floods, pumps were still going to try to get...
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In late March I visited The Gambia to meet newly elected President Adama Barrow, members of his government, UN and UNDP staff, and development partners. Late last year, the long term President lost the election, and after a tense period, which involved negotiations with regional leaders, the incumbent left office and the country and the duly elected President was able to take office. Gambia is...
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In late March I visited The Gambia to meet newly elected President
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This week in Brussels, I attended a conference aimed at mobilising support for internally displaced Syrians and Syrian refugees and their host communities in neighbouring countries. Countries and organisations attending pledged US$6 billion. We met as the news came in of the devastating chemical weapons attack which killed and injured many Syrians. Day in, day out, people are also killed in...
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This week in Brussels I attended a conference aimed at mobilising support

Helen Clark: Speech at High-Level Side Event – Supporting the Resilience of the Host Countries and Refugees in the Context of the Syria Crisis

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My LInkedIn post on the launch of the latest UNDP Human Development Report on "Human Development for All. The launch took place in Stockholm, and both the Prime Minister and the Deputy Prime Minister of Sweden participated. This report is a good guide to how to achieve the aspiration of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) aspiration to...
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My LInkedIn post on the launch of the latest UNDP Human Development

Launch of latest UNDP global Human Development Report in Stockholm: "Human Development For All".

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Last week I visited Togo for the first time, and was able to drive out from the capital, Lome,to one of many rural areas which are benefiting from a new Government partnership with UNDP. The programme aims to accelerate development for the most vulnerable communities, and is bringing basic water, roading, and energy infrastructure, together with investment in social services and support for...
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After visiting Bangkok earlier this month, I moved on to Laos, a Land Locked Developing Country and a Least Developed Country (LDC) with big ambition to move up the ladder and graduate from LDC status in the coming years. While there I met the Prime Minister, Foreign Minister, and other Ministers, development partners, and UNDP Lao PDR staff and UN Country Team leaders. My visit was also the...
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After visiting Bangkok earlier this month I moved on to Laos a
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Loved my visit to Doi Inthanon National Park in Chiangmai Province, northern Thailand, a week ago. UNDP Thailand has been associated with support for protected national areas, biodiversity, and alternative livelihoods in Thailand for many years. On this visit I met local people trained to guide visitors through the spectacular cloud forest of the park. I also met a dedicated botanist who...
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Loved my visit to Doi Inthanon National Park in Chiangmai Province northern
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#Kiwis care: happy to repost this innovative fundraising initiative from Whakatane, New Zealand, where a team of people are mounting a "swimathon" to raise funds to support people badly affected by the devastation of Aleppo. WhaleAid Aleppo has a plan, a timeline, and a partnership for their initiative. Check out their post and video! Whakatane, New Zealand Whakatane News Whakatane District...
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Can famine occur in the 21st Century? Unfortunately it can. Today UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres convened a press conference in New York to tell the world that without a large and urgent increase in support, twenty million people in four countries face famine in the coming months - Somalia, South Sudan, Yemen, and Nigeria in its North East which has been ravaged by Boko Haram. All four...
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Can famine occur in the 21st Century Unfortunately it can Today UN
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In Dubai I also spoke on UNDP's recently released Arab Human Development Report on youth. Two-thirds of the Arab States region's population is under the age of thirty, so a new model for youth engagement to produce "development fit for youth" as the Report urges is very important. The report calls for action on three pilllars: education, health, and other services; jobs, justice, and...
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In Dubai I also spoke on UNDPs recently released Arab Human Development

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I was in Dubai in recent days for the World Government Summit, where I gave a keynote speech on trends in global governance - the governance we need to tackle challenges which are beyond the capacity of individual nation states to resolve on their own. I argued that the existing multilateral framework established in the mid 1940s - the United Nations and the Bretton Woods institutions (IFIs...
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I was in Dubai in recent days for the World Government Summit

Helen Clark: Keynote Speech on “Improved Global Governance to meet our Shared Challenges”

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Last week UNDP's Executive Board met at the United Nations in New York. The meeting opened with my statement as Administrator, in which I gave an update on UNDP's work. This statement covers UNDP's work to support progress on the SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals), work in countries in crisis, and ongoing work on UNDP's new Strategic Plan. This will be of interest to those looking for a...
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Last week UNDPs Executive Board met at the United Nations in New

Helen Clark: Statement to the First Regular Session of the UNDP Executive Board

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