UKs Mark Lowcock appointed to head up UN relief wing

As the head of the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), Mr. Lowcock will take on a dual role: Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and UN Emergency Relief Coordinator.Mr. Lowcock will succeed Stephen O’Brien, who will remain in his current role until the end of August “to conclude a number of initiatives and reforms he has been leading at OCHA,” it was announced. The Secretary-General commended Mr. O’Brien, who took on the role in 2015, for his “excellent work, dedication and commitment to the United Nations and global humanitarian action.” With 30 years of experience leading and managing response to humanitarian crises, Mr. Lowcock has worked in Kenya, Malawi and Zimbabwe, among other locations. He is currently the Permanent Secretary at the Department for International Development (DFID), which leads the UK’s work to end extreme poverty. read more

Mens U 18 EHF EURO 2016 Croatia to host 16 best teams

EHF EURO 2016 U18Men’s YOUTH HANDBALL ← Previous Story OVATIONS IN VESZPREM: Ortega, Ortega, Ortega… Next Story → Claude Onesta to leave French bench after WCh 2017? The Men’s U 18 EHF EURO 2016 will be played in Croatia next summer. Groups are drawn last Friday in Vienna.Group A: Spain, France, Norway and SwitzerlandGroup B:Denmark, Slovenia, Russia and SlovakiaGroup C: Croatia, Sweden, Czech Republic and IcelandGroup D:Germany, Serbia, Portugal and Poland.DIVISION 2The draw for the three EHF M18 Championship tournaments was made on Thursday, 24 September 2015 at 10:00 hrs. The tournaments will be played 11 to 21 August 2015.Tournament in BulgariaGroup AHungaryFYR MacedoniaUkraineArmeniaKosovoCyprusGroup BTurkeyFinlandBulgariaLuxembourgFaroe IslandsTournament in LithuaniaGroup AEstoniaNetherlandsItalyMoldovaGroup BAustriaIsraelGreeceLithuaniaTournament in GeorgiaGroup ARomaniaBosnia and HerzogovinaLatviaGeorgiaGroup BBelarusMontenegroBelgiumGreat Britain read more