Helen Clark, UNDP Administrator Visit to India
05 - 10 March 2010
UNDP Administrator, Helen Clark visited India from 5 to 10 March 2010. During her visit, Ms Clark released the UNDP-sponsored Asia Pacific Human Development Report- Power, Voice and Rights: A Turning Point for Gender Equality for the Asia and the Pacific- which focuses on women and gender equality. In New Delhi, Ms Clark called on Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh and discussed how UNDP could enhance its partnership with India to foster human development and achieve the Millennium Development Goals globally. Ms Clark also met other senior leaders including the then-Finance Minister Mr. Pranab Mukherjee, the then-Minister of External Affairs, Mr. S.M. Krishna, the Deputy Chairman of the Planning Commission, Dr. Montek Singh Ahluwalia; and the then-Minister of Environment and Forests, Mr. Jairam Ramesh. She also visited Bhilwara district in Rajasthan to witness several innovations undertaken as part of the government’s flagship rural employment guarantee Act – the programme -- Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act that are designed to promote greater transparency and accountability in practices. In Bhilwara, Ms Clark also interacted with women panchayat leaders to discuss greater women’s participation in decision making at local level. In Delhi, Ms Clark also delivered a keynote address on ‘Millennium Development Goals and Human Development in India- Achievements and Challenges’ at a symposium jointly organized by the Institute of Human Development and UNDP.
Story of Change
Guaranteeing Jobs, Building Sustainable Livelihoods
The visit of Miss Helen Clark, Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), to Bhilwara district in the western Indian state of Rajasthan shed light on several critical elements of the pioneering legislation, the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act.
Press Releases and Events
UNDP Chief Helen Clark Meets Indian Prime Minister
New Delhi, 11 March 2010 - The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator Helen Clark met with Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on the last day of her five-day official visit to India.
Remarks by Helen Clark, Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme, at Symposium on Millennium Development Goals and Human Development in India; Achievement and Challenges
09 March 2010 - The Administrator’s speech focused on the imperatives of human development and India’s role in achieving the MDGs.
Asia-Pacific has One of the World’s Worst Gender Gaps
New Delhi, 8 March 2010 - UNDP-sponsored 2010 Asia-Pacific Human Development Report says that Asia-Pacific has one of the world’s worst gender gaps, and that discrimination and neglect are threatening women’s very survival in this region.
UNDP Chief Helen Clark Visits Rajasthan
Jaipur/Bhilwara/Udaipur, 05 March 2010 - Helen Clark, the Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), arrived in Jaipur today as part of her five-day official visit to India and called on Rajasthan Chief Minister Shri Ashok Gehlot.
UNDP Chief Helen Clark to Visit India from March 5 - 10
New Delhi, 04 March 2010 - Helen Clark, the Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), arrives in India on Friday, 5th March for a five-day official visit.
About Helen Clark
Helen Clark became the Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme in 2009, and is the first woman to lead the organization. She also chairs the United Nations Development Group.