GDI Annual Lecture with the Rt Hon Helen Clark: Women - Equality - Power
|Dates:||15 November 2018|
|Times:||17:30 - 19:00|
|What is it:||Lecture|
|Organiser:||Global Development Institute|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Adults, Alumni, Current University students, General public, Post 16|
|Speaker:||The Rt Hon Helen Clark|
The Global Development Institute is pleased to present the Rt. Hon Helen Clark, former Administrator of UNDP and former Prime Minister of New Zealand to present the Global Development Institute Annual Lecture. Helen Clark will address the issues of women's leadership and gender equality and their importance to a sustainable world.
Helen Clark has been a political leader for more than 40 years; she was the first female Prime Minister of New Zealand for nine years and the first female Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme. A key focus of her career has been the empowerment of women and leadership at all levels. According to the World Bank, 155 countries have at least one law that discriminates against women. Given the extent of unpaid work and care burdens, violence against women and gender pay gaps, Clark says women’s leadership is urgently needed to create a more equal world. She will draw on her own experiences in senior leadership but also her observations of women being leaders at all levels around the world and how this can create a more sustainable and just future.
The Global Development Lecture Series brings experts involved in global development to The University of Manchester. It aims to facilitate dialogue and discussion, providing a space for leading development thinkers to share their latest research and ideas.
Lectures are followed by an audience Q&A
All lectures are live streamed on the Global Development Institute Facebook page: www.facebook.com/globaldevinst
This event is open to members of the public and information on the accessibility of the venue is detailed at this link: https://www.disabledgo.com/access-guide/the-university-of-manchester/simonth-b
Entry is open to all and is free but we encourage you to register for a ticket to guarantee entry: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/helen-clark-gender-equality-as-the-key-to-a-sustainable-world-a-reflection-on-womens-leadership-tickets-49378404136
The Rt Hon Helen Clark
Role: Former Prime Minister of New Zealand & former UNDP Administrator
Biography: Helen Clark was Prime Minister of New Zealand for three successive terms from 1999–2008. She was the first woman to be elected as Prime Minister in New Zealand. In April 2009, Helen Clark became Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme. She was the first woman to lead the organisation, and served two terms there. At the same time, she was Chair of the United Nations Development Group, a committee consisting of all UN funds, programs, agencies, and departments working on development issues. As Administrator, she led UNDP to be ranked the most transparent global development organisation. She completed her tenure in 2017.
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