UN Humanitarian chief Valerie Amos to visit China

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WHO: Valerie Amos, Emergency Relief Coordinator and United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs
WHAT: Mission to the People’s Republic of China
WHEN: 29-31 October 2014
WHERE: Beijing

Emergency Relief Coordinator and Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, Valerie Amos, will visit China from 29 to 31 October.

During her mission, the Under-Secretary-General is expected to meet with senior Government officials, partners from civil society and representatives of the UN family to discuss ways of strengthening partnership with China on global humanitarian issues and processes, including preparations for the World Humanitarian Summit in 2016.

This visit will also provide key opportunities to learn from China's experiences and expertise in disaster management in the region and to engage with university students and philanthropists on new thinking and resources for future humanitarian action.

For further information on media opportunities during the visit please contact Amanda Pitt, OCHA NY, +1 917 442 1810,, and Jennifer Bose, OCHA Bangkok, +66 9 2261 8502,

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