Tajik foreign minister receives UN assistant secretary general for humanitarian affairs

29/07/2015 11:32
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DUSHANBE, July 29, 2015, Asia-Plus – Tajik Foreign Minister Sirojiddin Aslov yesterday met here with Ms. Kyung-wha Kang, UN Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, according to the Tajik MFA information department.

The two reportedly discussed issues related to cooperation between Tajikistan and the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).

Mr. Aslov and Ms. Kang also exchanged views on the South and Central Asia meeting that is currently going on Dushanbe, the source said.

Ms. Kyung-wha Kang (Republic of Korea) was appointed as Assistant Secretary-General and Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator (ASG/DERC) for OCHA on March 18, 2013, replacing Ms. Catherine Bragg (ASG/DERC from September 2007 to February 2013).

The ASG/ DERC is the principal advisor to the USG/ERC, with an emphasis on key policy and management issues. The ASG/DERC supports the USG/ERC in the discharge of her responsibilities as the Secretary-General's main adviser on humanitarian issues.  The ASG/DERC also exercises a managerial overview of OCHA, ensuring effective cooperation between New York, Geneva and the field, and coordinates the OCHA Senior Management Team (SMT) work process.


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