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Stephen O'Brien

United Nations Office for the Co-ordination of Humanitarian Affairs

Stephen O'Brien is the Under-Secretary-General and Emergency Relief Coordinator at the United Nations Office for the Co-ordination of Humanitarian Affairs.

He is responsible for the oversight of all emergencies requiring United Nations humanitarian assistance. He also acts as the central focal point for governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental relief activities.

As a former member of parliament in the UK, Stephen O’Brien was the Prime Minister's Envoy and Special Representative for the Sahel from 2012 to 2015 and prior to that served as Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for International Development.

Twitter: @UNReliefChief