The Administrator of UNDP Miss Helen Clark visited Australia from 24 to 25 November. UNIC Canberra staffed and assisted with the logistical and media/social media aspects of the mission. During the visit, Miss Clark met with the Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs, the Honourable Julie Bishop MP, addressed the Australian Joint Foreign Affairs and Trade Committee and met with the Opposition Leader and Deputy Leader, the Honourable Mr Bill Shorten MP and the Honourable Ms Tanya Plibersek, MP.
Also in Canberra the Administrator met with senior officials from Government Departments, spoke and highlighted White Ribbon Day at a town hall meeting with Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and participated in a round table at the Australian National University’s National Security College.
In Sydney, the Administrator was interviewed by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation and was the keynote speaker at the Economist’s gala “World in 2015” event.