Oldie but goodie- Ian Wishart on Helen Clark’s appointment to her first UN job

Clark's official UNDP biography photo

Clark’s official UNDP biography photo

With Helen Clark’s pursuit of the top job at the UN, this story, first published in 2009, becomes relevant again.

Before her current job as head of the UNDP, Clark was PM of NZ from 1999 to 2008. The valiant crusader for truth Ian Wishart did an analysis of NZ’s contributions to the UNDP during the period 2000 to 2008. (IOW, the period Clark was PM and could personally control expenditures. ) The donations were as follows- (US dollars)

2000- $2 million,
2001- $4 million
2002- $3.9 million
2003- $5 million
2004- $11 million
2005- $16 million
2006- $10.8 million
2007- $12.5 million
2008- $12.5 million

Wishart also claimed-

It isn’t just the UNDP that sees similar spikes of our cash flowing into UN coffers, The UNFPA got about US$770k in 2001 but a whopping US$3.7 million in 2004 and then US$5.2 million in 2005, the figure dropped back to $2.7 million in 2006 and 2007.

Same goes for UNICEF. US$1.6 million in 2001 and US$5 million in 2005.

He went on to speculate-

The real Helen Clark

The real Helen Clark

Is Helen buying insurance for herself before each election?

This is even more alarming when you look at our contributions beside Australia’s. Wishart says that on a pro-rata basis our contributions should be about a fifth of Australia’s, but in fact in each case listed we have contributed more.

It looks on the surface that Helen Clark has used her position as Prime Minister to effectively buy herself a job and to buy it with our money. It seems that Helen Clark has an unhealthy appetite for stealing our money to buy things like elections and high paying jobs for herself.

Link to original TGIF story (pdf).