The CSIS Pacific Partners Initiative is pleased to host a Statesmen’s Forum with Helen Clark, Administrator of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and former Prime Minister of New Zealand. She will discuss global political and security issues as well as her candidacy this year to be the ninth Secretary-General of the United Nations. Helen Clark is the Administrator of the United Nations Development Program, first appointed in 2009 and reappointed unanimously by the UN General Assembly in 2013. Before that, she was Prime Minister of New Zealand for nine years from 1999 to 2008. In April 2016, Clark declared her candidacy to be the ninth Secretary-General of the United Nations. The CSIS Statesmen's Forum provides global political leaders the opportunity to present their views about critical policy issues before a group of U.S. government executive and legislative branch officials, foreign diplomats, academic and regional experts, leaders from the corporate community, and the media. The series gives those who have professional responsibility for policy determination and interpretation a chance to assess the positions and perspectives of global leaders and to engage them in dialogue.