UNDP administrator to visit S'pore next weekMar 9, 2012
SINGAPORE: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator Helen Clark will be in Singapore next week to explore areas of future collaboration.
She will meet high-level officials to discuss ways that Singapore can work with the United Nations in the development area.
The UNDP said on Friday that Ms Clark's two-day visit on March 12 and 13 is part of the Singapore Ministry of Foreign Affairs Distinguished Visitor's Programme. It includes an interactive dialogue at the Singapore Institute of International Affairs with Singaporean students and young professionals.
The event will use new media and online discussions on global challenges and emerging development issues.
Ms Clark will take part in a policy dialogue at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy on 'Why Multilateralism Matters' with key policymakers and opinion shapers from Singapore.
She will also deliver the 32nd Singapore Lecture at the Raffles City Convention Centre on the importance of Governance for Sustainable Development.
During her visit, she will hold discussions with Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance and Manpower Tharman Shanmugaratnam, Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong, Minister for National Development Khaw Boon Wan, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Law K Shanmugam, as well as Head of Civil Service and Permanent Secretary for Finance Peter Ong.