When I joined UNDP as Administrator in June of 2017, I was pleased to be taking the helm at the world’s leading development organisation. I had inherited from my predecessor, Helen Clark, a strong organisation that was recognized the world over for its transparency and bold action.
It was then, and is still, an organisation with a proud history of more than a half-century of helping countries in every corner of the world to fight poverty, create jobs, administer elections, prevent disaster, and recover after crisis. Our thousands of staff dedicate themselves every day to working with partners to achieve this and more.
As we continue this work, the world is facing a set of unprecedented challenges.