Former PM Helen Clark slates the US president and criticises weak leadership over Covid-19. Former New Zealand Prime Minister and UN Development Programme Administrator Helen Clark says US President Donald Trump's decision to pull funding from the World Health Organisation is "foolish". Helen Clark alluded to Donald Trump’s withdrawal of funding from the UN more than two years after his first UN funding cut.

Former New Zealand Prime Minister and UN Development Programme Administrator Helen Clark says US President Donald Trump's decision to pull funding from the World Health Organisation is "foolish". A scathing attack on the Donald Trump-led United States government’s financial cuts to the United Nations has been launched by former New Zealand prime minister Helen Clark.

Trump is freezing contributions to the WHO for up to three months, pending a review of the organisation and what he describes as its mismanagement of the spread of Covid-19. She was New Zealand's fifth-longest-serving prime minister, and the second woman to hold that office.. Clark was brought up on a farm outside Hamilton. Helen Elizabeth Clark ONZ SSI PC (born 26 February 1950) is a New Zealand politician who served as the 37th Prime Minister of New Zealand from 1999 to 2008, and was the Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme from 2009 to 2017. Trump’s first cut was to UN programmes that “provide sexual and reproductive health services in developing countries.” Clark raised the issue of women’s rights only this week at a major geopolitical conference in India.