Onward and Upward

Former Prime Minister and Labour Party leader Helen Clark is a candidate for the position of administrator of the UN Development Program, three below the UN secretary-general. The role becomes available in August when Turkey’s Kemal Dervis retires at the end of his four-year term. Clark said: “This position came up at short notice. It’s a very senior position and will be hotly contested by a number of candidates.” The administrator of the UNDP is appointed by the secretary-general of the UN, Ban Ki-Moon, but the appointment must be confirmed by the General Assembly. The UNDC is the UN’s global development network, overseeing a budget of $US5 billion. Its head office is in New York, and it has 140 offices around the world.


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Pounamu Jade Aikman Wins Fulbright Award

Pounamu Jade Aikman Wins Fulbright Award

Pounamu Jade Aikman, who finished his PhD on racism and police violence against Ngāi Tūhoe, is this year’s recipient of the Fulbright-Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga Scholar Award and will spend…