Former Kiwi PM Helen Clark gets top UN job
Sydney Moonbat Herald
Top job … Helen Clark.
Former New Zealand prime minister Helen Clark has been appointed the head of the United Nations Development Program.
Highly-placed sources have told the Trans-Tasman political newsletter that UN Secretary-General Ban Ky-Moon will confirm the appointment within the next few hours.
The post, to be taken up in August, is the third most senior UN role and would involve overseeing a $US5 billion ($7.5 billion) budget, which is mostly spent on programs in Africa.
Clark was Labour prime minister from 1999 until 2008 when she lost an election to the conservative National Party.
The new government has strongly supported Clark’s nomination for the job, with prime minister John Key lobbying other leaders to offer assistance.