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Some home truths on Helen Clark at the UN from overseas media

John Key is right behind Helen Clark in her bid to become top parasite at the United Nations, but her run for the job has hit a bit of trouble. According to a news report from the magazine Foreign Policy

Clark’s seven-year stewardship of the U.N. Development Programme (UNDP) has left a trail of embittered peers and subordinates, who accuse Clark of ruthlessly ending the careers of underlings in her quest to advance her candidacy and of undercutting the U.N.’s promotion of human rights.

Clark’s top managers allegedly drove one UNDP official out of her job in retaliation for participating in an investigation that sharply criticized the agency’s response to mass atrocities in Sri Lanka.

Lena Sinha, a Swedish-American dual citizen, who was forced out of UNDP after helping craft a landmark report on the U.N.’s shortcomings in the final months of the Sri Lankan civil war, ending a 15-year career there.

“the message conveyed to Lena, of never being able to find work with UNDP, followed a senior management meeting with Helen Clark.”

Clark’s work at the UN has always attracted controversy, with another report alleging corruption and another alleging Clark had failed to disclose gifts.

My own views on whether Clark is suitable for Secretary General of the UN are here, and include her long communist history.

Other reports on UNDP corruption and mismanagement under Clark.

Govt support for Clark’s lunge for the top UN job has also been heavily criticised by Right to Life.

2 Comments on Some home truths on Helen Clark at the UN from overseas media

  1. “…ruthlessly ending the careers of underlings in her quest to advance her candidacy…”

    That comment, right there, explains precisely why even now after 8 years the NZ Labour Party is a complete basket-case. She executed anybody who may at any time have challenged or threatened her.

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