03 Nov 2017
On behalf of the UN Secretary-General, António Guterres, I am pleased to address you at the opening of the World Youth Forum in beautiful Sharm El-Sheikh. President el-Sisi, I congratulate you for organizing this important Forum and on your efforts to create opportunities for youth and empower women. The UN looks forward to working closely together with you on these and other important issues as Egypt assumes the G77 Chairmanship in 2018.
04 Apr 2017
Helen Clark: Speech at High-Level Side Event – Supporting the Resilience of the Host Countries and Refugees in the Context of the Syria Crisis
With the Syria crisis now in its seventh year, the search for durable solutions for refugees, internally displaced people, and host communities is critically important. Employment creation is central to those solutions.
21 Mar 2017
I am delighted to join Prime Minister Stefan Löfven at this launch of the 2016 Human Development Report here in Stockholm. Sweden has long championed human development, and the results of its commitment and investments are reflected in its very high ranking on the Human Development Index
15 Mar 2017
I have the pleasure of joining you today to globally launch this innovative and successful Egyptian campaign "Al Taa' Al marbouta, the Secret of Your Power,” which aims at enabling societies to effectively address stereotypes that hinder women from reaching their full potential and to break down barriers impeding gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls.
08 Mar 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.
13 Feb 2017
In my speech this morning I will comment on some trends in global governance – the governance we need in order to tackle challenges which are beyond the capacity of nation states to resolve on their own.
12 Feb 2017
Helen Clark at the World Government Summit Side Event on Youth and Governance: Perspectives on the UNDP Arab Human Development Report 2016
I am pleased to join you at this World Government Summit Side Event on Youth and Governance: Perspectives on the Arab Human Development Report 2016.
11 Feb 2017
I am pleased to deliver this keynote speech on the topic: “Where is Happiness on the Global Agenda?” My thanks go to the Government of the United Arab Emirates for hosting us today.
11 Feb 2017
Helen Clark Speech at the Private Sector Platform Launch at the World Green Economy Organisation Dubai International Financial Centre
It is a pleasure to participate in this launch of the Private Sector Platform of the Dubai Green Economy Partnership (GEP). The ten founding members of GEP and GEP’s global partners have key roles to play in promoting the transition to green and low-carbon economies. I commend the leadership of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and GEP Patron who has fully backed this initiative.
02 Feb 2017
It is my pleasure to be here today as we reflect on the powerful nexus of youth, innovation and sustainable development, and to welcome five extraordinary young people from the Arab region who are making positive change in their communities and the region.
31 Jan 2017
I am delighted to join this closing session of the ECOSOC Youth Forum. I congratulate the Forum co-organizers and partners on a successful meeting, and on consolidating the role the Forum plays in support of the SDGs. I thank all the UN Resident Co-ordinators who facilitated the participation of young people from more than twenty countries in this Forum.
30 Jan 2017
Let me begin by congratulating H.E. Mr. Ib Petersen, Permanent Representative of Denmark to the UN, on his election as President of the UNDP/UNFPA/UNOPS Executive Board.
24 Jan 2017
Helen Clark: Speech at the Supporting Syrians and the Region Event -- Humanitarian Priorities Briefing and Launch of the Regional Refugee & Resilience Plan 2017-2018 (3RP)
At the outset, let me thank the Government of Finland for hosting this meeting and for Finland’s support for those impacted by the protracted crisis in Syria and the neighbourhood.
23 Jan 2017
Helen Clark: Keynote Speech at Side Event on “How to Support Bottom-Up Community Resilience in Syria”
Today’s discussion on How to Support Bottom-Up Community Resilience in Syria comes at an important moment in the international community’s response to the Syria crisis.
05 Oct 2016
It is a pleasure to participate in the opening of the 2016 World Green Economy Summit.
21 Sep 2016
I would like to thank Germany, Kuwait, Norway and the United Kingdom for co-hosting this important event with the UN.
19 Sep 2016
I am pleased to join this Round Table on ‘Addressing the root causes of large movements of refugees’ on behalf of UNDP. I thank the Governments of Panama, Luxembourg, Malta, and Hungary for co-chairing this important event.
08 Sep 2016
Colleagues and friends, I am pleased to welcome you to the second regular session of the Executive Board for 2016.
20 Jul 2016
Helen Clark: Speech at High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development side event “The SDGs are Coming to Life – Stories of Country Implementation and UN support”
On behalf of the United Nations Development Group, I am pleased to welcome you to the launch of this publication, “The SDGs are Coming to Life: Stories of Country Implementation and UN Support”. We thank the Republic of Korea, the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, and the Republic of Sierra Leone for co-hosting this event with us.
29 Jun 2016
Helen Clark: Keynote Address on “Strengthening the Rule of Law to Sustain Peace and Foster Development – Lessons Learned from Eight Years of Support”
I am delighted to welcome you to this Annual Meeting on Strengthening the Rule of Law in Crisis-affected and Fragile Contexts.