Helen Clark, UNDP Administrator Visit to India
13 - 17 March 2012
UNDP Administrator, Helen Clark visited India from 13 to 17 March 2012. During her visit, she witnessed the signing of the Government of India-UNDP Partnership Framework Agreement that seeks to enhance South‐South cooperation in support of other developing countries. Ms Clark also met with senior leaders including then-Minister of External Affairs, Mr. S. M. Krishna; Minister of Rural Development, Mr. Jairam Ramesh; Minister of Environment and Forests, Smt. Jayanthi Natarajan; and Minister of Tribal Affairs and Panchayati Raj, Mr. V.Chandra Singh Deo. Ms Clark also interacted with women leaders who are influencing policy and action at local and national levels. To commemorate India’s leadership in embracing the human development approach, Ms Clark also presented the inaugural India Human Development Awards, Manav Vikas, instituted by UNDP and the Planning Commission. At the culmination of her visit, Ms Clark delivered the 12th D.T Lakdawala Memorial Lecture on ‘Why Equity and Sustainability Matter for Human Development,’ organized by the Institute of Social Sciences and sponsored by the Planning Commission.
UNDP and India Sign Partnership Agreement to Further South-South Cooperation
- Story of Change: UNDP and India Sign Partnership Agreement to Further South-South Cooperation
New Delhi, 14 March 2012 - The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and India signed a partnership agreement today intended to leverage India’s vast development experience to accelerate progress towards the Millennium Development Goals and increase its role in south-south cooperation.
- Press Release: Signing of Partnership Agreement between Government of India and UNDP
New Delhi, 13 March 2012 - UNDP and the Government of India will sign a Partnership Framework Agreement to strengthen cooperation between the two entities on South-South Cooperation by leveraging India’s development experience to accelerate sustainable development in other developing countries.
Manav Vikas : India Human Development Awards 2012
- Press Release: First-ever India Human Development Awards Announced
New Delhi, 14 March 2012 - The first-ever India Human Development Awards Manav Vikas, which recognize excellence in India’s Human Development Reports, were announced and winners included districts from Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka and West Bengal.
- Video: First-ever India Human Development Awards Announced
The first-ever Manav Vikas: India Human Development Awards 2012 were announced in New Delhi on March 14, 2012. The Awards which commemorate India’s leadership in embracing the human development approach were presented by a distinguished panel of guests including UNDP Administrator Helen Clark; Member of the Planning Commission, Syeda Hameed; Minister of Rural Development, Drinking Water and Sanitation, Jairam Ramesh; M.S. Swaminathan, Member of Rajya Sabha and Founder, MSSRF; and Ajay Chhibber, UN Assistant Secretary General, UNDP Assistant Administrator and Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific.
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D.T. Lakdawala Memorial Lecture - Why Equity and Sustainability Matter for Human Development
- Press Release: D.T. Lakdawala Memorial Lecture - Why Equity and Sustainability Matter for Human Development
New Delhi, 17 March 2012 - UNDP Administrator Helen Clark delivered the 12th D.T.Lakdawala Memorial Lecture on ‘Why Equity and Sustainability Matter for Human Development’ in New Delhi today.
- Speech: UNDP Administrator Helen Clark: Pursue both Equity and Environmental Sustainability
New Delhi, 17 March 2012 - UNDP Administrator Helen Clark calls for more integrated policymaking that would address the three pillars of development – economic, social and environmental.Helen Clark concluded a five-day visit to India today.
- Video: UNDP Administrator Helen Clark Speaking in India on Why Equity and Sustainability Matter for Human Development
UNDP Administrator Helen Clark delivered the 12th Lakdawala Memorial Lecture on why countries need to pursue both equity and environmental sustainability in New Delhi on March 17, 2012. The Administrator called for more integrated policymaking that would address the three pillars of development – economic, social and environmental.
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UNDP Chief Meets Indian Women Who Have Broken the Glass Ceiling
- Video: UNDP Chief Meets Indian Women Who Have Broken the Glass Ceiling
UNDP Administrator Helen Clark met a group of Indian women activists, local leaders and social entrepreneurs in New Delhi on March 14, 2012. The main message that emerged from the discussions was that women could become a force to transform society provided they are politically and economically empowered. While women must challenge long entrenched patriarchal systems to fight for space and voice in the public sphere and in their private lives it is equally important that they are able to earn a living and feed themselves and their children.
Other Press Releases
UNDP Chief Helen Clark to Visit India from 13 to 17 March
New Delhi, 12 March 2012 - UNDP Administrator, Helen Clark will visit India from 13 to 17 March.During her visit, Miss Clark will witness the signing of the Government of India-UNDP Partnership Framework Agreement that aims to enhance South-South cooperation; interact with women leaders; recognize India’s human development achievements and call on senior leaders.
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.