UNDP Administrator Helen Clark: Statement on International Women’s Day
Mar 7, 2017
This year, International Women’s Day is devoted to Women in the Changing World of Work: Planet 50-50 by 2030. Globalization and technology change are driving that change. It’s important that women are able to succeed in this new world of work.
Statement from UNDP Administrator Helen Clark on Human Rights Day
Dec 9, 2016
“Stand up for someone's rights today!” is the theme of this year’s International Human Rights Day, a day celebrated every 10th of December. It commemorates the day, in 1948, when the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Statement by Helen Clark, UNDP Administrator, on International Volunteer Day 5 December 2016
Dec 4, 2016
On December 5th we celebrate International Volunteer Day in recognition of the enormous contributions made by volunteers to sustainable development and peace around the world.
Statement by UNDP Administrator Helen Clark World AIDS Day 2016
Dec 1, 2016
This World AIDS Day serves as a reminder of the urgent need to come together as a global community and recommit ourselves to ending AIDS as a public health threat by 2030 - one of the targets of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
Helen Clark: Statement for World Elder Abuse Awareness Day on June 15
Jun 15, 2016
With most of the discussion about gender-based violence focused on women and girls of reproductive age, the particular vulnerability to gender-based violence of older women is often overlooked. This year, however, as work begins towards implementing Agenda 2030 and its commitment to “leave no one behind", the international community has a powerful opportunity to recognize and address the multiple forms of violence affecting older women.
Helen Clark on the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia
May 17, 2016
This year’s International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia focuses on raising awareness of the mental health and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) people.
Statement for Administrator for International Women’s Day 2016
Mar 8, 2016
This International Women’s Day, the world stands well positioned to move forward on gender equality. The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by the UN General Assembly last year, asserts that gender equality is not only as a human right, but also a necessary foundation for a peaceful and inclusive world.
UNDP Administrator Helen Clark: Statement on World AIDS Day
Dec 1, 2015
AIDS continues to be a major global health and development challenge. Since its emergence as one of the most brutal and debilitating diseases in history, it has already claimed the lives of more than 34 million people.
Statement for Administrator Helen Clark on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women
Nov 25, 2015
Violence against women occurs on every continent and in every country, making it one of the most pervasive human rights violations around the world.
Message from UNDP Administrator Helen Clark on the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
Oct 16, 2015
A few weeks ago, world leaders adopted 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), setting a bold new development agenda for the next 15 years.