OCHA
United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)
Headquarter: New York, United States

About OCHA


OCHA is the part of the United Nations Secretariat responsible for bringing together humanitarian actors to ensure a coherent response to emergencies. OCHA also ensures there is a framework within which each actor can contribute to the overall response effort. 

OCHA’s mandate stems from General Assembly (GA) resolution 46/182 of December 1991, which states: “The leadership role of the Secretary-General is critical and must be strengthened to ensure better preparation for, as well as rapid and coherent response to, natural disasters and other emergencies.” To this end, it also establishes the role of the Emergency Relief Coordinator (ERC), who works with the Secretary-General and the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) in leading, coordinating and facilitating humanitarian assistance. OCHA is the office that provides support to the ERC and the Secretary-General to meet the leadership and coordination responsibilities charted in GA resolution 46/182.

Strategic Plan

OCHA’s Strategic Plan presents OCHA’s vision, overarching goals and strategic objectives. A related Management Plan explains how OCHA will strengthen its operations to deliver against this plan. 




Overview
Headquarter:
New York, United States
Founded:
1991
Type of Organization:
United Nations System
Website:
https://www.unocha.org
See Reviews
OCHA Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator
Name:
Mark Lowcock
Nationality:
United Kingdom
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