Friday, March 27, 2009

Former NZ PM Helen Clark appointed to UN post...

Former NZ PM Helen Clark appointed to UN post...

Helen Clark wanted to be the first prime minister to win four three year terms in the NZ parliament and government. She fell at the last hurdle after three terms.

She is arguably one of the best and most successful Kiwi PM's of all time. The NZ voters wanted change and her party was swept from power last November,2008.

Is it the end of Helen Clark? No way Jose!

She has just been appointed to the third highest diplomatic post in the world - administrator of the UN's Development Programme. The programme employs 8,000 people in 166 countries, has a budget of $5 billion , and is the UN's global development network, providing training, advice and support for developing countries.

The little farmgirl from the North Island has come a long, long way in the last few decades. She is also the first woman to hold this important post.

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