Baroness Valerie Amos
Under-Secretary-General and Emergency Relief Coordinator
BA in Sociology and MA in Cultural Studies. Extensive knowledge and experience. Long-time campaigner and advocate on human rights, social justice and equality issues. Former: Secretary of State for International Development of the UK; President of the Privy Council; Leader of the House of Lords; UK High Commissioner to Australia. Currently, Undersecretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. Recipient: Order of the Volta, Government of Ghana; honours from the Government of Benin; honorary doctorates from 11 UK and one US university. Recognized by the Smithsonian Museum for African Art for work on the continent.