The Right Honorable Helen Clark, Honorary Member of Zonta International, will be a keynote speaker at the 64th Zonta International Convention in June 2018.
Helen Clark was the first woman elected as Prime Minister of New Zealand, serving three successive terms from 1999 to 2008. Prior to her role as Prime Minister, she had an extensive parliamentary and ministerial career. She also served as Administrator of the United Nations Development Program and Chair of the United Nations Development Group, a committee consisting of the heads of all UN funds, programmes and departments working on development issues. She was the first woman to hold these positions.
She was awarded honorary membership in Zonta International in July 2017.