Let us be clear -- these acts are crimes of the most despicable kind. They are an affront to humanityU.N. warns Darfur soon out of control Nov 23, 2006
I hadn't believed it would be block by block leveled to the groundU.N. official blasts Lebanon damage Jul 23, 2006
We have never had this kind of logistical nightmare everNeed for quake aid bigger than tsunami Oct 20, 2005
I fear we are losing the race against the clock in the small villagesTent cities set up for quake survivors Oct 14, 2005
It took graphic images of dying children for this to happenUN: Niger aid starting to arrive Jul 23, 2005
Jan Egeland (born September 12, 1957 in Stavanger, Norway) was the United Nations Undersecretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator from June 2003 to December 2006. Egeland was appointed by Secretary-General Kofi Annan and succeeded Kenzo Oshima. He traveled extensively, drawing attention to humanitarian emergencies.
Egeland took up the position as director of the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs on September 1, 2007. Egeland also holds a post as Professor II at the University of Stavanger.
Egeland assumed his post as the Under-Secretary-General (USG) for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator (ERC) in August 2003. This position is the head of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). He was preceded in the post by Kenzo Oshima of Japan.