Helen Clark is appointed for a second term as UNDP Administrator

01 May 2013

Helen Clark has been appointed by the United Nations General Assembly to serve a second four-year term as administrator of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

New Horizons, May 2013 - Clark, who has been the UNDP administrator since April 2009, is the first woman to lead the UN’s development network, serving simultaneously as chair of the UN Development Group (UNDG).

"It has been an honour and a privilege to lead this organization, and I look forward to building on our achievements over the next term," Clark said in her statement.

She emphasized that during her 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 added.

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

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