#Helen4SG @HelenClarkUNDP Trust & Accountability: Why #Transparancy is at the Core of Our Mission

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13015371_1036741873062173_8217709287797864064_nWe have placed transparency at the very core of our mission. We believe it is vital to build and maintain trust with all our partners and with the citizens we serve in developing countries. Those w…

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‘Refugees have repaid the hospitality of my country thousands of times over’: Clark lauds NZ in strong UN pitch | ONE News Now | TVNZ

 

 

Helen Clark was in top form as she outclassed opponents in a live debate beamed around the world, with candidates fighting for the UN’s top job.

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‘Refugees have repaid the hospitality of my country thousands of times over’: Clark lauds NZ in strong UN pitch
12:15amShare Sources:One News| NZN
Former New Zealand prime minister Helen Clark has dominated today’s UN leadership candidates debate, outlining a clear vision on what her tenure as Secetary General could like.
Ms Clark addressed several topics, including immigration and international security, during her pitch for the United Nations’ top job this afternoon.
Helen Clark: ‘The refugees in my country have repaid hospitality to NZ a thousand times’
01:40 Helen Clark was asked about migration and the response from countries where refugees were arriving. Helen Clark was asked about migration and the response from countries where refugees were arriving.
Source: Al Jazeera
Ten of the 12 candidates in the running to be the next UN secretary-general took part in a “global town hall” debate, which was broadcast by Al Jazeera live on TV and online.
It’s the first time those vying for the UN’s top job have taken part in such an event, with the appointment process usually happening behind closed doors.
In her opening statement, Miss Clark said the UN was falling short when it comes to maintaining peace and security.
She’s still got it: Helen Clark’s sharp as response to reporter gets huge round of applause
00:52 A reporter asked Helen Clark if Eastern Europe should be getting the Secretary General position, given NZ’s population was so small. Helen Clark was on top form as she told the world why she should be the next UN Secretary General.
Source: Al Jazeera
“We have to get better at preventing conflict and resolving conflict,” she said.
“I believe that the long term answers lie in building the peaceful and inclusive societies which will talk their differences out and not fight them out.
“But in the short term we have to get a lot better at anticipating those warning signs of what could spill over into serious human rights abuses and conflict.”
I speak as someone who has seen the acceptance of refugees into my own country and I would say, without reservation, that those refugees have repaid the hospitality of my country thousands of times over”
Helen Clark
Miss Clark also slapped down the UN’s geographical rotation principle, which tends to guide the appointment of the secretary-general.
“My country belongs to a grouping for electoral purposes at the UN called western Europe and others group,” she said.
“I’m from the others and sometimes I think WEOG should stand for western European and orphans, because my little country is from the South Pacific and it’s never had a secretary-general either.
Helen Clark: I have the vision, experience and the skills to lead the UN
01:26 NZ’s former Prime Minister explains why she should be elected as UN Secretary-General. NZ’s former Prime Minister explains why she should be elected as UN Secretary-General.
Source: Al Jazeera
“I really think that when we look at the scale of the challenges our world is facing, we need a global search for the best talent.”
Based on the geographical rotation principle, it’s widely tipped the next secretary-general will be from Eastern Europe.
Miss Clark and the other candidates also faced questions about refugees, reforming the Security Council and the UN, and peacekeeping.
Helen Clark ‘has been working towards this for all her life’
00:32 Phil Goff says his long-time friend has what it takes to be UN Secretary-General. Phil Goff says his long-time friend has what it takes to be UN Secretary-General.
Source: Breakfast
“This is very disturbing,” she said addressing a question about racism and xenophobia directed towards refugees.
“I speak as someone who has seen the acceptance of refugees into my own country and I would say, without reservation, that those refugees have repaid the hospitality of my country thousands of times over.
“They are good people looking for a fresh start – and that is the approach we must take, people don’t flee their home for no reason, they flee because their society is destroyed around them … any of us in that situation would flee.”
She said countries boarding war-torn Syria, such as Turkey and Jordan, deserve support because they are “carrying a global burden” with their hospitality towards refugees.
The UN secretary-general is appointed by the Security Council, on the recommendation of the General Assembly.

 DW News Helen Clark on breaking the glass ceiling

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Helen Clark on breaking the glass ceiling

A woman has yet to lead the UN – something New Zealand’s former Prime Minister Helen Clark is seeking to change. DW’s Charlotte Potts spoke with the candidate for Secretary General about the role of gender and the skills required to become the world’s top diplomat.

Trust and Accountability: Why Transparancy is at the Core of Our Mission

We have placed transparency at the very core of our mission. We believe it is vital to build and maintain trust with all our partners and with the citizens we serve in developing countries. Those who channel funding through us have a right to know how it is used, and so do citizens. As the […]

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THE HELEN CLARK DOCUMENTARY

THE HELEN CLARK DOCUMENTARY
By any measure, Helen Clark is an exceptional woman. Her journey from one of four children on a remote New Zealand farm to becoming New Zealand’s first elected female Prime Minister forms an outstanding and inspirational life story. But it’s this next chapter, as she attempts to become the United Nations’ first ever female Secretary-General, that could turn her from a local hero into a global force.
With your help, MY YEAR WITH HELEN will not only tell that story, but also give audiences a unique insight behind the scenes at the United Nations in this unprecedented and historic year.
TAKE A LOOK AT OUR JOURNEY SO FAR

HELEN CLARK
Ranked by Forbes magazine among the top 25 most powerful women in the world, Helen Clark is Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme, and in April 2016 announced her candidacy for the role of Secretary-General.
Helen has held her current role – the third most senior at the UN – since 2009. In that time she has overseen the UNDP’s work providing advice, training and grant support to developing nations and led its emergence as the world’s most transparent development agency.
Before taking her UN appointment, Helen was Prime Minister of New Zealand, a role she was elected to three times from 1999 to 2008.
This year, amidst more calls than ever for reform at the United Nations, Helen faces the possibility of becoming its first woman Secretary-General.
“Girls can do anything. We do do anything and we expect to be treated as equals.”

GAYLENE PRESTON
I’ve been a filmmaker for almost all my adult life, and have worked as a writer, director and producer on dozens of projects for film and television. My most recent project was the 6-part television series about the Christchurch earthquakes, Hope and Wire.
I have wanted to make a Helen Clark Documentary for many years, and the possibility that she might become the next UN Secretary-General makes this year the perfect time. I’ve known Helen since we met when New Zealand was leading the world in the 1980s by becoming nuclear free. I’ve watched her break down barriers in politics as she’s gone from MP to Cabinet Minister, to New Zealand’s first elected female Prime Minister, and now her current role as UNDP Administrator. Helen is a formidable woman and leader, and I’m honoured she’s given my team access to tell this story.

ABOUT HELEN & GAYLENE
HELEN CLARK
Ranked by Forbes magazine among the top 25 most powerful women in the world, Helen Clark is Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme, and in April 2016 announced her candidacy for the role of Secretary-General.
Helen has held her current role – the third most senior at the UN – since 2009. In that time she has overseen the UNDP’s work providing advice, training and grant support to developing nations and led its emergence as the world’s most transparent development agency.
Before taking her UN appointment, Helen was Prime Minister of New Zealand, a role she was elected to three times from 1999 to 2008.
This year, amidst more calls than ever for reform at the United Nations, Helen faces the possibility of becoming its first woman Secretary-General.
“Girls can do anything. We do do anything and we expect to be treated as equals.”

GAYLENE PRESTON
I’ve been a filmmaker for almost all my adult life, and have worked as a writer, director and producer on dozens of projects for film and television. My most recent project was the 6-part television series about the Christchurch earthquakes, Hope and Wire.
I have wanted to make a Helen Clark Documentary for many years, and the possibility that she might become the next UN Secretary-General makes this year the perfect time. I’ve known Helen since we met when New Zealand was leading the world in the 1980s by becoming nuclear free. I’ve watched her break down barriers in politics as she’s gone from MP to Cabinet Minister, to New Zealand’s first elected female Prime Minister, and now her current role as UNDP Administrator. Helen is a formidable woman and leader, and I’m honoured she’s given my team access to tell this story.


  
  
  
  

Open Letter Vouching for the Character and Fitness of Helen Clark to Hold the Highest Office in the World We Want

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on the Basis of Her Sincerity  Authenticity Transparency

#‎Helen4SG‬ The Selection of Helen Clark as ‪#‎UNSG‬ is well deserved after 9 years as Prime Minister of New Zealand & for the past 6 years Administrator of UNDP United Nations Development Programs the toughest UN job next to Secretary General. Please Join With Us in Creating the Consensus to help Helen Clark @Helen4SG @HelenClarkUNDP revitalize the United Nations.

Respectfully,

Mark Geoffrey Kirshner

Attorney and Counselor at Law

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