Helen Clark cops one in the chook, Dear Leader will not be pleased

It looks like the UN has wised up to Helen Clark:

Former prime minister Helen Clark has been hit with a devastating critique of her United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in an official report saying much of its annual US$5.7 billion (NZ$6.8 billion) budget is only remotely connected to ending global poverty.

The densely worded report by the UNDP’s executive board – Clark’s bosses since she became secretary-general in April 2009 – amounts to a stinging performance review.

US media reports say she is leading a counter-attack claiming the study misses the point behind its work.  

But the report paints a striking picture of a confused organisation seemingly unable to bring significant change to the world’s 1.3 billion poor people despite spending US$8.5 billion on fighting poverty between 2004 and 2011.

“Even when UNDP undertakes activities with an explicit poverty orientation, the approach often lacks a pro-poor bias and tends to rely instead on the trickle-down process,” the report said.

Always the way for Helen Clark. She gets caught being average and suddenly it is everyone else’s fault.

Let’s hope she gets the arse card so she can come home to poo-finger the Labour party up close and personal.


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  • Andrei

    It looks like the UN has wised up to Helen Clark:

    Nope the UN will never wise up to anything least of all to do with its own inadequacies , more likely she has pissed off someone she shouldn’t have and its payback time

  • williamabong

    Still trying to rule the world with someone else’s chequebook, looking forward to the report on her time as PM of this country, an A+ for twisted social engineering, an A+ for lying and corruption, and an F- for fiscal policy.
    Hopefully some may now see through the transparent witch and chuck her out in the street and bring an end to her quest for world domination.

  • Bob

    Ha ha ha! What a surprise, useless through and through. What do they do with failed ‘leaders’ at the UN? Head of the UN Vehicle Licensing centre? Leader of the White Fish authority?

    • Travis Poulson

      She must have told a few porkies in her CV and cover letter, it’s all coming out now!

    • Tristanb

      People who fail at the UN are brought over to lead the Labour Party.

    • Mr_V4

      Secretary General

  • Apolonia

    Is there a missing $800,000?

    • Chris

      Or a painting??

  • Mickrodge

    Why isn’t Peter there to support her? No wonder she looks so miserable…oh wait hang on!

    • williamabong

      He’s been delayed in the men toilets.

    • Mr_V4

      Having trouble doing the Chch-NY bicycle ride I imagine.

  • Lofty

    Yes yes. But will it be reported in the MSM?
    Maybe on pg 26

    • Dave

      Page 26 of a 20 page newspaper

  • Alex

    “US media reports say she is leading a counter-attack claiming the study misses the point behind its work. ”

    Well strictly she is correct. Modern middle Leftist politics was never actually about ending poverty, it is about showing that you “care” and feeling good for that and, at it’s worse, hooking the poor suckers into welfare dependency.

    • williamabong

      Now they will see Clark and Simpson at their best, some poor bugger is about to get some dirt dished on them as the counter attack starts, the UN going to see the word “nasty” added to their dictionary

      • Troy

        And watch that bitch Simpson go all out to protect her precious lover – she did it while Clark was PM and she will continue to do so to ensure they both are seen as socialist saints. Simpson was always the battleax while her lover was in power – ministers in the Labour cabinet were actually scared of her. H1 and H2 will go down in history as the loving lesbians who cared so much for the kiwi underclass that they protected each other to continue troughing just as much as they could…

      • Mr_Blobby

        The N in UN stands for “nasty” this shit storm will go to a whole new category of “nasty”.

  • thor42

    It’s about time! Good stuff!

    Here’s a site worth dropping into from time to time too –

    Anyway – the UNDP is just *one* of the many UN outfits that is as useless as tits on a bull.

    Another one is UNRWA – the agency set up to babysit the Fakestinians. It’s the largest body in the UN.

  • JeffDaRef

    This is pure gold!

    I wait with baited breath to see the MSM go after this….come on John Campbell, this is your chance to do some real journalism.

    Though even Lance Armstrong had the balls to (eventually) man up and admit wrongdoing – I doubt Helen ever would…(admit wrongdoing that is, not have the balls!!!)

  • Hang him

    The dark witch of Auckland has been shown up, they were mad to give here a job in the first place. The she devil should have been killed at birth.

    • surfisup

      little over the top.

      • Hang him

        get real, her BFF’s girl friend is responsible for hundreds of baby’s deaths, through total neglect since they drove doctors out of Midwifery care, the midwifes collective is much more effective at, abortion then Family planning have ever been.

  • cows4me

    Love every comment, this evil, nasty piece of work deserves the very worst. God help the world, had people like this Fabian socialist slag ever ruled with any real power, we would have been totally fucked over. This woman and her witches coven have plotted all their lives to subjugate the people with their evil communist ideology. I sincerely hope she’s made some powerful enemies, she deserves nothing less.

  • Steve (North Shore)

    The worm has turned

  • Lofty

    NZ Herald has nothing on this….surprise surprise.

    • Mr_Blobby

      No, no surprise situation normal.

  • surfisup

    Maybe banning smacking was more important than food and jobs?

  • out2lunch

    not surprising at all. The UN is a retirement village for has-been socialists. Old Helen twiddled her fingers for 9 years and ran this country into the ground, now she is doing plenty of nothing at her UN desk job. Can’t wait to see who is to blame or how she covers this one up.

  • Sir Cullen’s Sidekick

    I think UN is wrong. Aunty can’t do no wrong…..

  • Wasn’t David Shearer UNDP?

  • Gee

    Time for her to ‘Come Out’ (in more ways than one, ) like Jody.

  • ConwayCaptain

    That’a her chance of UN Sec Gen gone by the board.
    I think she has about 18 months left in this job. Where next

  • US$500,000 tax free income per annum, housing allowance, global travel in first class (not stinky business class with the business people), 5 star hotels and Helen Clark ought to know the main poverty she is combating is her own – as had she not entered politics she would at best be head of the the politics department at Auckland University.

    She has two key skills, one is being a ruthless leader of a tight band of politicians, the other is being a cold shrewd intelligent debater of her opponents.

    However, she has never managed a business, nor even a government agency, so I am hardly surprised that she has proven incapable of effectively managing an enormous intergovernmental organisation.

    It was rotten when she joined, as it had been found wanting over its activities in North Korea, where it paid officials of the government plenty of money that an audit determined was likely to just prop up the regime and the military.

    It needed a very clean sweep, radical reform and to become accountable on the basis of results. However, nobody works very hard in UN organisations, they don’t start till after 9.30am, they rarely go beyond 5.30pm, have mandatory morning, afternoon tea and lunch breaks and set their own schedules.

    By contrast, Mike Moore, with effectively little greater skill set than Clark, actually did a reasonable job at the WTO – albeit it helped that the organisation itself is a force for good, and is not a UN body (so is actually very strict about who it hires).