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Helen Clark

Read through the most famous quotes from Helen Clark

Any serious shift towards more sustainable societies has to include gender equality.

— Helen Clark

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As New Zealanders, we've been in on the United Nations from the very beginning, played a role in the drafting of the charter - it means a lot to us that those processes are followed.

— Helen Clark

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Business can talk itself into a blue funk.

— Helen Clark

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Fortunately New Zealand doesn't have land borders so we are able to be somewhat more rigorous on who gets in and out of our country than perhaps some people.

— Helen Clark

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Health and education are always issues.

— Helen Clark

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I deeply detest social distinction and snobbery, and in that lies my strong aversion to titular honours.

— Helen Clark

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I don't know that you're ever going to persuade New Zealanders that they're not going to own their own homes and I'm not going to try.

— Helen Clark

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I have no beliefs of a religious kind.

— Helen Clark

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I think that generally New Zealand is respected for the positions it takes because it thinks them through.

— Helen Clark

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Afghanistan is one of the poorest countries on earth. Security issue or no security issue, there would need to be a focus on it.

— Helen Clark

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About Helen Clark

Helen Clark Quotes

Did you know about Helen Clark?

Clark sent troops to the Afghanistan War but did not contribute combat troops to the Iraq War although some medical and engineering units were sent. Clark was Prime Minister and Minister for Arts Culture and Heritage from 1999 until 2008. Clark became the first defeated Labour Prime Minister to immediately resign the party leadership rather than lead it in Opposition.

Her government's other major policies included the Working for Families package increasing the minimum wage 5% a year interest-free student loans creation of District Health Boards the introduction of a number of tax credits and overhauling the secondary school qualifications by introducing NCEA. Her agenda reflected the priorities of liberal internationalism especially the promotion of democracy and human rights; the strengthening of the role of the United Nations; the advancement of antimilitarism and disarmament; and the encouragement of free trade. She resigned from Parliament in April 2009 from her Mount Albert electorate and was replaced by David Shearer current Labour Party leader to take up the post of Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme.

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