The Chair of the International Humanitarian Partnership (IHP), currently held by DSB Norway, visited Geneva on 7-8 October to meet those UN agencies that constitute the IHP’s operational clientele. UN Agencies (and affiliates) visited included: UNHCR, WFP, WHO, IOM and UNDP. Additionally, the IHP undertook exploratory meeting with Save the Children International and the UN Mine Action Service to ascertain if there was potential for future engagement. The Field Coordination Support Section, who provide Secretariat services for the IHP escorted the Chair and participated in the meetings. The importance UN agencies place in their relationship with the IHP was reflected in the level of manager that met with the Chair which included Ms. Terry Morel, the Director of UNHCR’s Division of Emergency, Security and Support and Dr. Rick Brennan, the Director of WHO’s Department of Emergency Risk Management and Humanitarian Response.

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