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Promoting Development With Helen
Featuring Helen Clark
Administrator, United Nations Development Program
Former Prime Minister of New Zealand
March 5, 2013
Fairmont Palliser Hotel
Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Serving three consecutive terms from 1999-2008, Helen Clark was the 37th Prime Minister of New Zealand.  She was the first woman elected to that office.  Since 2009 she has been the Administor of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), the third-highest UN position.

This is what Sir Edmund Hillary had to say about Helen:

Our prime minister has been rather unique in being a great lover of the out of doors and she’s always off climbing something, doing something exciting and I think that New Zealanders admire that. That is sort of the way of life that they have come to accept in our little old island in the south seas. But Helen has been particularly strong in this respect. So long may she reign.

For more about Helen see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helen_Clark and http://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/operations/leadership/administrator/biography/.

[info]Helen is the child of a primary school teacher and a farmer.[/info] [info]Forbes magazine ranked her the 20th most powerful woman in 2006 and 50th in 2012.[/info] [info]In 2011, The Financial Post identified Helen as the 50th most powerful woman in the world.  See http://business.financialpost.com/2011/08/24/merkel-ranked-worlds-most-powerful-woman/.[/info]

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