Organization Name:
United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA)

Organization Type:

Mission Statement:
OCHA was established pursuant to the adoption of the Secretary-Generals programme for reform. In accordance with the provisions of General Assembly resolution 46/182, the Emergency Relief Coordinators functions are focused in three core areas: (a) policy development and coordination functions in support of the Secretary-General, ensuring that all humanitarian issues, including those which fall between gaps in existing mandates of agencies such as protection and assistance for internally displaced persons, are addressed; (b) advocacy of humanitarian issues with political organs, notably the Security Council; and (c) coordination of humanitarian emergency response, by ensuring that an appropriate response mechanism is established, through Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) consultations, on the ground.

Contact Information

Full Mailing Address:
New York 10017


Phone Number:
(1) 212-963 3953 / 1627 / 1234

Fax Number:
(1) 212-963 1388 / 1314 /1312

Email Address:


    Activity Detail(s)

  • Humanitarian Coordination

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