About

  I served as Prime Minister of New Zealand from 1999-2008, and as a Member of the New Zealand Parliament from 1981-2009. Prior to that I taught in the Political Studies Department of Auckland University, New Zealand. From April 2009 until April 2017, I was Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme and Chair of the UN Development Group. I continue to be highly engaged in issues across the sustainable development spectrum from gender equality and women’s leadership to climate action, health and drug policy, open government, peace and justice, and more.