Helen Clark

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was the 37th Prime Minister of New Zealand serving three consecutive terms from 1999 to 2008. She was the first woman elected, at a general election, as the Prime Minister, and was the fifth longest serving person to hold that office

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While you can ask anything - don't expect me to dive back into Kiwi political debates! Been there, done that!

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Greetings all! Kia ora, Kiwis! IN NZ everyone knows I don'y agree with knighthoods - my government abolished them. But I do think the late Paul Holmes was worthy of a top honour.

Re management style - same at UNDP as in NZ ! Stay on top of the issues, and be proactive and inclusive.

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Let's hope that the glass ceiling can be broken one day!

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I guess so! Haven't met them - would be excited to!

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Hi !

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Pommes frites ? Yes.

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Ididn't experience sexism and mysogyny during my time as PM -but there was a bit on the way up !

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Let's see the humanitarian-development interface as a spectrum. In the context of conflict and disaster, people need food, water, shelter, and medicine. But, as soon as possible, early recovery leading to development needs to begin. Building resilience to future crisis and/or disaster is an agenda humanitarian and development actors can unite around.

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Let's work on it !

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Biggest change ? The difference between commuting 400 miles to work from Auckland to Wellington - and being able to walk from home to work in NY !

What do I miss most ? Family - but everyone is only a phone call, text, or email away.