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
|Inaugural holder||Jan Eliasson
|Formation||General Assembly Resolution 46/182.
|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 post of Emergency Relief Coordinator (ERC) was created by UN resolution in December 1991 to coordinate the efforts of the special representatives of the United Nations Secretary-General in response to complex, man-made emergencies and the tasks of the UN Disaster Relief Coordinator (UNDRO), who handles natural disasters. Shortly thereafter the Secretary-General named the Emergency Relief Coordinator as one of the Under-Secretaries-General (USGs), specifically the Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs. The position is shared with the title of "Emergency Relief Coordinator", referring to coordination and aid management responsibilities within the UN system, and in the wider assistance community.
List of Under-Secretaries-General
|#||Name||Nationality||Office entered||Office left|
|4||Sérgio Vieira de Mello||Brazil||1998||January 2001|
|5||Kenzo Oshima||Japan||January 2001||June 2003|
|6||Jan Egeland||Norway||June 2003||December 2006|
|7||John Holmes||United Kingdom||January 2007||September 2010|
|8||Valerie Amos||United Kingdom||September 2010||May 2015|
|9||Stephen O'Brien||United Kingdom||May 2015||Present|
- List of ERCs, United Nations Library
- United Nations General Assembly Session 46 Resolution 182. Strengthening of the coordination of humanitarian emergency assistance of the United Nations A/RES/46/182 19 December 1991. Retrieved 2008-04-09.
- "Daily Press Briefing by the Offices of the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General". United Nations, Department of Public Information, News and Media Division. 26 July 2010. Retrieved 19 August 2010.
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