South Africa

Emergency Relief Coordinator Valerie Amos to visit South Africa

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WHO: Valerie Amos, Emergency Relief Coordinator and United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs
WHAT: Mission to South Africa
WHEN: 26-28 October 2014
WHERE: Johannesburg, Pretoria

Emergency Relief Coordinator and Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, Valerie Amos, will visit South Africa from 26 to 28 October. Ms. Amos is scheduled to participate in the Eastern and Southern Africa regional consultation for the World Humanitarian Summit.

Community groups, national governments, regional organizations, humanitarian and development organizations, academics and businesses from the Eastern and Southern Africa region will come together to discuss the future of humanitarian action, especially humanitarian effectiveness; reducing vulnerability and managing risks; innovation; and serving the needs of people in conflict.

During her visit, Ms. Amos is also expected to meet Government officials, representatives of regional bodies and humanitarian partners to discuss ways of strengthening capacity to meet humanitarian challenges in Eastern and Southern Africa.

For further information on media opportunities during the visit please contact: Matthew Conway: +254 732 500010, Michelle Thulkanam: +27 82 4111442,

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