12 April 2013

Africa: General Assembly Confirms New Four-Year Term for Helen Clark As UNDP Administrator

New York — The United Nations General Assembly confirmed this morning the appointment by the Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, of Helen Clark as Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) for a further four-year term.

Helen Clark began her duties as Administrator of UNDP in April 2009. She is the first woman to lead the UN's global development network, and is also the Chair of the UN Development Group.

"It has been an honour and a privilege for me to serve as UNDP Administrator for the past four years. I thank the Member States of the United Nations General Assembly and the Secretary-General for their confidence in me to lead the organization for another term," Helen Clark said.

"During my second term, sustainable human development and poverty eradication will continue to be at the heart of what UNDP does. I will remain firmly focused on MDG achievement and on accelerating efforts up to 2015 and beyond.

"I look forward to implementing this vision and to making UNDP an ever more transparent, accountable, and effective organization," she said.

Helen Clark's second term will begin on 20 April 2013.

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