ADVISORY, Dec. 19, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --
The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA), will visit the NASDAQ MarketSite in New York City's Times Square to celebrate OCHA's 20th Anniversary.
In honor of the occasion Baroness Amos, UN Undersecretary General for Humanitarian Affairs, and Actresses Angela Bassett and Lynn Collins alongside Supermodel Yogi Cameron and philanthropist Topaz Green will officially ring The NASDAQ Stock Market Closing Bell.
NASDAQ MarketSite – 4 Times Square – 43rd & Broadway – Broadcast Studio
Tuesday, December 20th, 2011 – 3:45 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET
Fiber Line (Encompass Waterfront): 4463
Gal 3C/06C 95.05 degrees West
18 mhz Lower
DL 3811 Vertical
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About OCHA's 20th Anniversary
The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) French: Le Bureau de la coordination des affaires humanitaires, is a United Nations body formed in December 1991 by General Assembly Resolution 46/182. The resolution was designed to strengthen the UN's response to complex emergencies and natural disasters by creating the Department of Humanitarian Affairs (DHA), and replacing the Office of the United Nations Disaster Relief Coordinator, which had been formed in 1972. In 1998, due to reorganization, DHA merged into the OCHA and was designed to be the UN focal point on major disasters.
Its mandate was also expanded to include the coordination of humanitarian response, policy development and humanitarian advocacy. It is a sitting observer of the United Nations Development Group.
OCHA is therefore an inter-agency body, serving UN agencies and NGOs in the humanitarian domain. Its main product is the Consolidated Appeals Process, an advocacy and planning tool to deliver humanitarian assistance together in a given emergency.
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