I am delighted to see this initiative taking place in Wellington marking the UN International Day for Women and I am honoured to endorse such an initiative.
New Zealand has a proud history of producing outstanding women who have stood up for social justice, peace and the advancement of women in every field. Today is the day to recognise their outstanding achievements and contributions.
I celebrate with you on this day and commend the organisers for this initiative.
RT. Hon Helen Clark
Administrator, United Nations Development Programme