“..1 Helen Clark
Administrator, U.N. Development Program | New Zealand
As New Zealand’s prime minister, Helen Clark oversaw a decade of economic growth and won three straight terms in her post after a long career as a Labour Party legislator and cabinet minister.
Less than a year following her departure as Kiwi prime minister, however, Clark turned to a much larger — and more challenging — stage:
Since 2009, she has led the U.N. Development Program (UNDP) – the arm of the United Nations charged with confronting the world’s worst problems – from global poverty to corrupt governance to health and environmental crises.
Clark, 62, now oversees the UNDP’s nearly $5 billion annual budget and more than 8,000 employees operating in 177 countries.
Cholera in Haiti and famine in Somalia may be far from daily life for many New Zealanders – but Clark appears undaunted.
Her top goal as administrator, she said last fall, is no less than to eradicate extreme poverty around the world…”
(ed:..um..!..i don’t mean to churlish…but isn’t/wasn’t that one of her major failures as prime minister..?
..her resolutely turning her back on the poorest/weakest in new zealand..?
..isn’t this what the new zealand poverty/3rd world disease stats/facts from her term in power tell us..?
..loud and clear..?..)
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