Speeches | 12 February 2010

Distinguished Speaker Series - Helen Clark presentation

The Institute was pleased to host an address by Helen Clark, head of the United Nations Development Programme, on 12 February.In recent times, the challenges of the developing world are compounded by multiple crises: the food and fuel crises, the global recession, climatic events, and devastating natural disasters such as the earthquake in Haiti, the tsunami in Samoa, earthquakes in Indonesia and many more. How can the international community move the development agenda forward and stay focused on achieving the Millennium Development Goals agreed by world leaders in the year 2000? Helen Clark discussed the role of the UNDP and the importance of aid in managing these priorities, while remaining flexible to the ever present threat of natural disasters and conflicts.Helen Clark

  • Helen Clark

The Institute was pleased to host an address by Helen Clark, head of the United Nations Development Programme, on 12 February.In recent times, the challenges of the developing world are compounded by multiple crises: the food and fuel crises, the global recession, climatic events, and devastating natural disasters such as the earthquake in Haiti, the tsunami in Samoa, earthquakes in Indonesia and many more. How can the international community move the development agenda forward and stay focused on achieving the Millennium Development Goals agreed by world leaders in the year 2000? Helen Clark discussed the role of the UNDP and the importance of aid in managing these priorities, while remaining flexible to the ever present threat of natural disasters and conflicts.Helen Clark

  • Helen Clark