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Foreign Secretary welcomes United Nations role for Baroness Amos

Foreign Secretary William Hague has welcomed the appointment of Baroness Amos as UN Under Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator.

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Following UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s announcement today, the Foreign Secretary William Hague said:

“I am delighted that Baroness Amos has been appointed the next Under Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator. She will bring a vast amount of expertise, commitment and energy to the role and will build on the valuable work of Sir John Holmes.

It is crucial that we continue to build strong and effective leadership in our international organisations and I am therefore pleased that the UK is continuing to play such a key role in this important UN body.

The Office of the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs is at the forefront of the UN’s efforts to tackle some of the most traumatic challenges around the world. It is one of the most visible and high profile ways in which we see the very positive contribution the UN makes. I wish Baroness Amos every success in her new role and look forward to working with her closely.”

Published 9 July 2010