Helen Clark


Helen Clark born Hamilton, New Zealand February 26, 1950. Professor of political science; leader of peace and disarmament movement. Opposed the Vietnam War; promoted nuclear-free zone. Prime Minister of New Zealand, 1999-2008; opposed US invasion of Iraq, 2003; first female head of UN Development Programme, 2009.


"The more we appreciate the importance of diplomacy, mediation, and peaceful resolution of conflict, so that others do not suffer the way in which soldiers and civilians suffered here." (at Ypres, site of WWI battle, June 9, 2012; photo UN)