Helen Clark: Speech at Closing of Resilience Development ForumNov 9, 2015The Resilience Development Forum set out to affirm the critical importance of resilience to support to the Syria crisis, and to explore practical ways to make that happen. Over the course of the last two days, together we have done just that.
Open Remarks of Helen Clark, UNDP administrator at the Resilience Development ForumNov 9, 2015I am delighted to open this Resilience Development Forum. UNDP is proud to be a convener of this important event, and I thank the Government of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan for hosting us here today under the patronage of HE Prime Minister Abdullah Ensour.
Speech at the Official Inauguration of UNDP’s Regional Hub for Arab States Amman, JordanNov 8, 2015I am delighted to join the Minister of Affairs of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, HE Mr. Nasser Judeh this morning to inaugurate UNDP’s Regional Hub for Arab States in Amman. I thank Jordan for agreeing to host this new Hub, and for its partnership and leadership on issues of regional and global importance.
Remarks of Sima Bahous: "Gender and Conflict" ForumOct 14, 2015It is my pleasure to join you today at the opening of this important Forum. At the outset, allow me to extend sincere appreciation to the League of Arab States for its consistent support to development in the Arab region and for the special attention it gives to women's issues and to enabling women to achieve their full rights.
Tunisia receives the Nobel Peace Prize for National Dialogue QuartetOct 9, 2015Tunis, It is with great honour that I received the news of the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to the Quartet of the national dialogue.
Statement by UNDP Administrator Helen Clark On the Nobel Peace Prize 2015Oct 9, 2015I welcome today’s decision of the Norwegian Nobel Committee to award the Nobel Peace Prize 2015 to the Tunisia's National Dialogue Quartet for its decisive contribution to the democratic transition in Tunisia.
Helen Clark: Remarks at the Side Event on the Role of Islamic Finance in Implementing the Sustainable Development GoalsSep 26, 2015I am delighted to join you today at this important discussion on the role of Islamic Finance in implementing the Sustainable Development Goals. I thank Mr. Alpay for the warm welcome, and the Islamic Development Bank for co-organising this event with UNDP. I also acknowledge my fellow speakers and panelists: Sayed Aqa, Shamshad Akhtar, Ahmed Fayed, Mahmoud Mohieldin, Dr. Zul Kifl Salami, Cevdet Yilmaz, and my UNDP colleague Magdy Martinez-Soliman.
Opening Remarks of Ms. Sima Bahous On the occasion of the Prioritizing Education and Sustainable Development: SDGs 4 and 16 — in Action through PartnershipsSep 26, 2015I am delighted to join you today at this event, which is a much-welcomed chance to strengthen our commitment for Youth and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at an important juncture for the world community.
Helen Clark: Statement at 2015 International Day of Democracy ‘Space for Civil Society’Sep 15, 2015At the heart of the idea of democracy is the notion that people’s engagement in public life is fundamentally a force for good which leads to the betterment of society. This engagement takes place through electoral processes, political party membership, and representation in political offices, as well as in independent spaces outside formal institutions.
Remarks of Ms. Sima Bahous: Paris International Conference on the Victims of Attacks and Abuses on Ethnic or Religious Groups in the Middle EastSep 8, 20151. As the Syria crisis continues, it has inflicted terrible costs on Syria itself and spread into a multi-faceted crisis across the Middle East with diverse impacts — now reaching as far as Europe.