Conflict Prevention Key To Relieving Humanitarian Crises, Outgoing U.N. Emergency Relief Coordinator Stephen O’Brien Says In U.N. Interview
U.N. News Centre: Interview: Preventing conflict key to relieving suffering, stresses outgoing U.N. humanitarian chief
“Preventing conflicts from breaking out in the first place, and holding perpetrators accountable for their actions once they do, is vital to relieving the suffering seen in many parts of the world, according to the top United Nations humanitarian official, Stephen O’Brien. … As he prepares to wrap up his assignment with the U.N., Mr. O’Brien discussed what he will remember most about being the U.N. humanitarian chief, some of his frustrations, U.N. reform efforts, and how to avoid a sense of hopelessness from setting in given the numerous crises around the world and the ever increasing needs…” (8/28).