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Be decision-makers, ex-New Zealand PM Clark urges youth

Sep 22, 2019 - 8:45 PM

'You have to start looking at how you can enter the political structures, how you will bring your ideas into them,' former New Zealand prime minister Helen Clark tells young citizens

Ateneo community and other participants gather at Gate 2.5 to join the Global Climate Strike. Photos by Dom Aumentado/Rappler

Ex-New Zealand PM urges young women to uphold their rights

Mar 18, 2018 - 4:18 PM

'You have to be prepared to persevere over a very long period of time,' says former New Zealand prime minister and UNDP administrator Helen Clark

WOMEN'S RIGHTS. Former New Zealand PM and UNDP Administrator Helen Clark talks to Rappler CEO Maria Ressa about leadership and empowerment. Screenshot from Rappler video

#ThewRap: Videos you need to watch this week, March 12-18, 2018

Mar 18, 2018 - 12:28 PM

Must-watch videos this week

Rappler Talk: Helen Clark on leadership and global change

Mar 17, 2018 - 3:21 PM

Rappler CEO Maria Ressa talks to Clark about leadership and empowerment, as well as how her views of the world have changed

Security Council powers weigh in to pick new UN chief

Oct 05, 2016 - 3:03 PM

There are currently 10 candidates for the top post including frontrunner Antonio Guterres the former prime minister of Portugal who was UN refugee chief for a decade

DIPLOMACY'S HEART. A view of the UN headquarters complex, as seen from the Visitors Entrance, September 23, 2014, United Nations, New York. Yubi Hoffmann/UN Photo

Gender inequality costs Africa $95B a year – UN

Aug 28, 2016 - 9:55 PM

UN Development Fund director Helen Clark says African countries are not harnessing the full potential of women

epa02352077 64-year-old Gladys Bhengu prepares to carry her load of firewood collected several kilometers from her home in Inanda near Durban, South Africa, 22 September 2010. Gender equality and the provision of basic services are two of the issues under discussion at the ruling African National Congress (ANC)'s national general council currently underway in Durban. EPA/JON HRUSA

UN holds first-ever hearings to pick world's top diplomat

Apr 12, 2016 - 11:00 PM

Over the next 3 days 8 contenders are expected to take the podium before the General Assembly s 193 nations to lay out their vision for the job and answer questions

DIPLOMACY'S HEART. A view of the UN headquarters complex, as seen from the Visitors’ Entrance, 23 September 2014, United Nations, New York. Yubi Hoffmann/UN Photo

New Zealand's Helen Clark enters race to lead UN

Apr 05, 2016 - 8:31 AM

Other than Clark 7 candidates including 3 women are vying to succeed Ban Ki moon during a time of high anxiety in global affairs

NEXT UN CHIEF? In this file photo, Helen Clark, director of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), speaks during an interview in€ Berlin, Germany, September 16, 2015. Michael Kappeler/EPA

HIGHLIGHTS Indonesia +SocialGood: The Social Good Summit in Jakarta

Sep 28, 2015 - 8:51 AM

Join the discussions via Twitter Use the hashtags 2030NOW 2030saya

AGENDA Indonesia + SocialGood: The Social Good Summit Jakarta #2030NOW #2030saya

Sep 27, 2015 - 6:45 PM

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UNDP launches new program for disaster resilience

Mar 31, 2015 - 8:15 PM

Called 5 10 50 the program seeks to support countries and communities to help them deliver better risk informed development

DISASTER. Photo by Chris McCowage/Australian Red Cross/AFP

Women are key in tackling disaster – UN officials

Mar 16, 2015 - 4:33 PM

The issues will be how we make sure that women are fully engaged and the conference should argue for women s empowerment and full equality because why should they suffer?

Filipino women wash clothes next to a ship washed ashore by Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan), in the city of Tacloban, Leyte province, Philippines, 11 November 2013. Francis R. Malasig/EPA

More than 2.2B people 'poor or near-poor' – UN report

Jul 24, 2014 - 3:45 PM

While poverty is in decline worldwide growing inequality and structural vulnerabilities remain a serious threat

POOR AND VULNERABLE. A UN report says the poor worldwide are growing more vulnerable to disasters and other threats like rising food prices

Former New Zealand PM hints at run for UN top job

Jun 18, 2014 - 11:15 AM

Helen Clark currently head of the UN Development Programme says it is time for a woman to fill the role of UN Secretary General when Ban Ki moon steps down

NEXT U.N. CHIEF? Helen Clark, Administrator of the UN Development Programme (UNDP), during an event at the UN headquarters in New York, 25 September 2013. Rick Bajornas/UN Photo

UN: Haiyan shelters pose 'compelling need'

Mar 28, 2014 - 11:06 PM

UNDP administrator Helen Clark says unfulfilled pledges for Yolanda survivors breed cynicism

'World can follow Bangsamoro example'

Mar 27, 2014 - 10:41 PM

Diplomats hail the historic deal that aims to end almost 4 decades of conflict