Helen Clark is a disgrace

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The former head of the United Nations Development Programme has brought about the cancellation of a charity concert aimed to raise money to pay for Life pods to go to the third world to assist premature babies to stay alive because she doesn’t want the noise of a concert to disturb her for one evening.

Let that sink in for a minute.

Helen Clark was in charge of programmes to assist women in the third world.?Wikipedia?defines the U.N.D.P. Quote:

UNDP advocates for change and connects countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life. It provides expert advice, training and grants support to developing countries, with increasing emphasis on assistance to the?least developed countries. It promotes technical and investment cooperation among nations. The status of UNDP is that of an executive board within the?United Nations General Assembly. The UNDP Administrator is the third highest-ranking official of the United Nations after the?United Nations Secretary-General?and Deputy Secretary-General.[3]

To accomplish the?SDGs?and encourage global development, UNDP focuses on poverty reduction, HIV/AIDS, democratic governance, energy and environment, social development, and crisis prevention and recovery. UNDP also encourages the protection of human rights and the empowerment of women in all of its programmes. The UNDP Human Development Report Office also publishes an annual?Human Development Report?(since 1990) to measure and analyse developmental progress. In addition to a global Report, UNDP publishes regional, national, and local Human Development Reports. end quote.

Infant mortality is a big issue in the developing world, as Helen Clark knows. She should be proud, as all New Zealanders are, that one of our number, Ray Avery, a former New Zealander of the Year, has a plan to save a million babies in the developing world, and has asked New Zealanders to help by supporting a concert at Eden Park to raise funds.

But not Helen Clark. The lengths that she will go to in order to keep her evenings quiet should make every New Zealander ashamed. I make it clear that I am completely ashamed of our former prime minister.

Instead, she has embarked on a character assassination of the former New Zealander of the Year, which, when you consider the altruistic nature of his plan, is doubly shocking. It doesn’t stop Helen though. Peace in her front room is all that matters, even if a million babies are at risk because of it.

Newstalk ZB?reports that Helen is ‘relieved’ that the concert will not go ahead. Quote:

Former Prime Minister Helen Clark says as a local, she’s relieved a planned charity concert won’t go ahead at Eden Park.

The park Trust says it’s been forced to withdraw the LifePod Appeal concert application because of time constraints, and the prospect of more than a million dollar costs.

Philanthropist Sir Ray Avery was planning the concert on Waitangi Day, to raise money for life-pods for premature babies around the world.

Helen Clark told Larry Williams she objected to it setting a precedent for holding concerts at the venue.

“There was always?going to be objections, so for the park to now say they?were forced to withdraw is somewhat disingenuous.” end quote.

I’m not interested in how she tries to justify it. She has just closed down a charity concert to save premature babies. Helen Clark is a national disgrace and should be completely ashamed of herself.?I am ashamed of her, and of anyone who supports her total selfishness. She needs to be told what generous New Zealanders think of her.