|Disasters Preparedness and Mitigation - Issue No. 50 - April, 1992 (Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) / Organización Panamericana de la Salud (OPS), 1992, 8 p.)|
Mr. Jan Eliasson, the former Permanent Representative of Sweden to the United Nations, has been named Under-Secretary-General for Emergency Relief Coordination. Mr. Eliasson will be responsible for coordinating emergency assistance as outlined in the U.N. General Assembly's Resolution 46/182, adopted last December.
The Emergency Relief Coordinator will head the Department of Humanitarian Affairs. made up of existing U.N. offices-strengthened and consolidated-that deal with emergencies. The IDNDR secretariat will be an integral part of this Department. This department and the Coordinator will also work closely with other U.N. and international agencies involved in humanitarian assistance.
At the country level. Mr. Eliasson will maintain close contact with, and provide leadership to, the Resident Coordinators on matters pertaining to international humanitarian assistance. For a copy of Resolution 46/182, write to the U.N. Office of Public Information, United Nations, New York, N.Y. 10017.