UN Humanitarian Chief to visit Bangladesh, Myanmar and Thailand

from UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Published on 30 Nov 2012

UN Under-Secretary-General (USG) for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Valerie Amos, will travel to the People’s Republic of Bangladesh, the Republic of the Union of Myanmar and the Kingdom of Thailand between 2 and 8 December 2012.

The mission is the first official visit to Bangladesh and Myanmar by Valerie Amos in her role as UN Humanitarian Chief.

In Bangladesh, USG Amos plans to meet Government officials and the National Disaster Management and Relief Agency, non-Governmental organizations, and the UN Country Team to discuss disaster preparedness.

In Myanmar, USG Amos is expected to highlight humanitarian concerns in the country and discuss with the Myanmar authorities concrete steps to address the challenges and moves towards reconciliation and stability. She is scheduled to visit Rakhine State.

In Thailand, Valerie Amos is expected to hold a press briefing in Bangkok on 8 December to talk about her mission and its findings with regional media.

For further details of media opportunities and to set up interviews with USG Amos, please contact: Kirsten Mildren, OCHA Asia Pacific, mildren@un.org, Tel. +66 2288 2856, Cell +66 819151276

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