The Oxford Martin Programme on Human Rights for Future Generations, in association with the Oxford Institute for Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict (ELAC), has announced its first public event. On Monday 11th February 2013 Helen Clark, Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and former Prime Minister of New Zealand, will give a seminar on "Development and Conflict" at the TS Eliot Lecture Theatre at Merton College, Oxford. The seminar will be chaired by Dr David Rodin, Co-Director of ELAC.
Helen Clark became the Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme in April 2009, and is the first woman to lead the organization. She 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, Helen Clark served for nine years as Prime Minister of New Zealand, serving three successive terms from 1999 - 2008. Throughout her tenure as Prime Minister, Helen Clark engaged widely in policy development and advocacy across the international, economic, social and cultural spheres.