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Media Advisory: UN Humanitarian Chief Valerie Amos to Visit Hungary [EN/FR]

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WHO: Valerie Amos, UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator

WHAT: to Hungary / Regional consultation for the 2016 World Humanitarian Summit

WHEN: 3 February 2015

WHERE: Budapest

Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Valerie Amos is scheduled to visit Budapest on 3 February to participate in the regional consultation ahead of the 2016 World Humanitarian Summit. The consultation in Budapest covers Europe, the US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

During the 2-day event, representatives from national governments, regional organizations, humanitarian and development organizations, academia, civil society and the private sector will discuss how to reshape aid to improve the response to future humanitarian crises.

Ms. Amos is also scheduled to meet Government officials, representatives of regional bodies and humanitarian partners to discuss ways of strengthening capacities to meet current humanitarian challenges. The Emergency Relief Coordinator will be accompanied by Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, Kyung-wha Kang, and OCHA Director Geneva, Rashid Khalikov.

The opening session of the consultation on the 3 February is open to the press.

For media opportunities please contact: Jens Laerke, OCHA Geneva, laerke@un.org, Tel. +41 22 917 11 42, Cell: +41 79 472 9750 Breanna Ridsdel, WHS Secretariat New York, ridsdel@un.org, Tel. +1 917 783 9336

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