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Helen Clark gives the 2014 Dag Hammarskjöld Lecture

29 October 2014

Helen Clark, administrator of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), will give this year’s Dag Hammarskjöld Lecture 4 November, titled ‘The Future We Want – Can We Make it a Reality?’.

The international community is presently engaged in a major conversation to shape a new global development agenda, which will succeed the current Millennium Development Goals that conclude at the end of 2015. World leaders, civil society organisations and the business community are calling for an ambitious, long-term agenda to improve people’s lives and protect the planet for future generations.

Helen Clark’s lecture will focus on the opportunities of the new development paradigm and the enabling factors to achieve its vision.

Helen Clark,  the first woman to lead UNDP, is also the Chair of the United Nations Development Group, a committee consisting of the heads of all UN funds, programmes and departments working on development issues. Prior to her appointment with UNDP in 2009, Helen Clark served for nine years as Prime Minister of New Zealand.

The lecture will be held at 16:15, 4 November in the Uppsala University Main Building, the Grand Auditorium.