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Volunteer Service Abroad welcomes Helen Clark's candidacy

Volunteer Service Abroad welcomes Helen Clark's candidacy for United Nations Secretary-General

Volunteer Service Abroad (VSA) CEO Gill Greer this morning welcomed Helen Clark’s candidacy for United Nations Secretary-General.

"Helen’s international experience is exceptional," Gill Greer said. "She has used her influence to advocate for marginalised people throughout the world. As head of the United Nations Development Programme, she has championed lasting, positive change for people living in poverty and hardship, and she has been a long-time supporter of the many volunteers who help to make that change happen."

VSA works throughout the wider Pacific region in partnership with organisations of all sizes, from UN divisions to grassroots groups. Greer said, "As we’ve seen in the last year, the Pacific is extremely vulnerable to climate change, social and economic upheaval. The international community has a huge task ahead to address these problems. I have seen Helen Clark's leadership with partners from governments and communities in Africa, Japan, the UN and the Pacific and her experience, pragmatism and compassion make her ideal. We wish her well in her campaign."


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