The Rt Hon. Helen Clark ONZ – IWG Global Patron
E ngā mana, e ngā reo, e ngā karangatanga maha o te ao, tēnā koutou katoa,
[All authorities, all voices, the many affiliations throughout the world, greetings]
Kia ora. Hello.
It gives me great pleasure to invite you to attend the 8th IWG World Conference on Women and Sport, which will take place from 5 to 8 May 2022 in Tāmaki Makaurau, Aotearoa – Auckland, New Zealand and online.
I strongly believe that girls and women deserve equity of opportunity to participate, compete and build careers in sport and recreation and in all other parts of life, freely and safely. During my time in government and later with the United Nations, I saw at first-hand how sport can empower and unify communities.
Congratulations on all the work you are doing to support girls and women. We hope that you will be able to come to Tāmaki Makaurau, Auckland, in 2022 or join us online to share the experiences of your work.
Nāku noa, nā
The Rt Hon. Helen Clark ONZ, IWG Patron
Former Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme (2009 – 2017)
37th Prime Minister of New Zealand (1999 – 2008)
Helen Clark became Patron of the International Working Group (IWG) on Women and Sport and its delivery agent, Women in Sport Aotearoa New Zealand, on United Nations International Women’s Day – 8 March 2019. Read more.