Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator

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Under-Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator of the
United Nations
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Incumbent
Stephen O'Brien

since 29 May 2015
Inaugural holder Jan Eliasson
1992
Formation General Assembly Resolution 46/182.[1]
December 1991
Website United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs

The Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator is a high-level position in the United Nations that heads the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.

The current holder is Stephen O'Brien of the United Kingdom, who took office on 29 May 2015, following his appointment by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

History[edit]

The post of Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator (ERC) was created by UN resolution 46/182 in December 1991 to coordinate the efforts of the United Nations, member states and the wider humanitarian community in response to natural and man-made emergencies. The title of "Emergency Relief Coordinator", refers to coordination and aid management responsibilities across both the UN system and the wider assistance community.

List of Under-Secretaries-General[edit]

# Name Nationality Office entered Office left
1 Jan Eliasson Sweden Sweden 1992 1994
2 Peter Hansen Denmark Denmark 1994 1996
3 Yasushi Akashi Japan Japan 1996 1998
4 Sérgio Vieira de Mello Brazil Brazil 1998 January 2001
5 Kenzo Oshima Japan Japan January 2001 June 2003
6 Jan Egeland Norway Norway June 2003 December 2006
7 John Holmes United Kingdom United Kingdom January 2007 September 2010
8 Valerie Amos United Kingdom United Kingdom September 2010[2] May 2015
9 Stephen O'Brien United Kingdom United Kingdom May 2015 Present

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