Media Advisory: Emergency relief Coordinator Valerie Amos to Visit Cote D’ivoire

from UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Published on 17 Jun 2014

WHO: Valerie Amos, Emergency Relief Coordinator andUnited Nations Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs
WHAT: Mission to Cote d’Ivoire
WHEN: 18-20 June 2014
WHERE: Abidjan and field visit; West and Central African Consultations for the World Humanitarian Summit 2016

Emergency Relief Coordinator and Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, Valerie Amos, will visit Cote d’Ivoire from 18 to 20 June. Ms. Amos is scheduled to participate in the West and Central Africa regional consultation for the World Humanitarian Summit. She is expected to visit Grabo in western Côte d’Ivoire to meet displaced people and the communities hosting them.

Westand Central Africa is the first region to host a consultation in the lead-up to the World Humanitarian Summit in 2016. During the consultation, community groups, national governments, regional organizations, humanitarian and development organizations, academics and businesses from the region will discuss the future of aid, focusing on humanitarian effectiveness; reducing vulnerability and managing risks; innovation; and serving the needs of people in conflict.

Duringher visit, Ms. Amos will meet Government officials and humanitarian representatives to discuss ways of strengthening capacities to meet humanitarian challenges in Côte d’Ivoire.

Ms.Amos is scheduled to give a press conference on Friday 20 June 2014 at 18:00 at Hotel Sofitel, Abidjan.

For details of media opportunities during the trip, and to set up interviews with Ms. Amos, please contact Angelita Mendy: Tel: +221 77 450 61 81, ,Ivo Brandau: Tel: +221 77 450 6232, ;or Jens Laerke in Geneva: +41 79 472 9750,

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