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Helen Clark at the UN, 2009

Helen Clark at the UN, 2009

Helen Clark, former New Zealand prime minister (centre), and the Māori king, Te Arikinui King Tūheitia (front left), arrive at United Nations headquarters in New York in April 2009. A pōwhiri (welcoming ceremony) was held to welcome Clark as the new administrator of the United Nations Development Programme. The role is the third-most powerful position at the UN, and is a political appointment. The group accompanying Clark also included Ngāti Tūwharetoa chief Tumu Te Heuheu and former Minister of Māori Affairs Parekura Horomia (not pictured).

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Rod Alley, 'Multilateral organisations - New Zealand and multilateralism', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 18 June 2024)

Story by Rod Alley, published 20 Jun 2012