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 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
|#||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||September 2017|
|10||Mark Lowcock||United Kingdom||September 2017||current|
- 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.
- "Secretary-General Appoints Mark Lowcock of United Kingdom Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, Emergency Relief Coordinator". United Nations.
- "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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