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Top UN relief coordinator to step down in September

Other News Materials 26 February 2010 01:28 (UTC +04:00)
The United Nations' top coordinator for humanitarian affairs, John Holmes, will leave his post in September, a UN spokesman said Thursday.
Top UN relief coordinator to step down in September

The United Nations' top coordinator for humanitarian affairs, John Holmes, will leave his post in September, a UN spokesman said Thursday.

Holmes has informed UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon that he has accepted a new assignment in London and will leave on September 1, said Martin Nesirky. Holmes was a former British ambassador to France.

Holmes, who holds the title of UN undersecretary general, has been prominent in leading humanitarian assistance in several crises, including in Haiti after that nation was hit by the magnitude-7 earthquake on January 12.

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