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Jan Egeland served as emergency relief coordinator for the United Nations for three years. He is now Special Adviser to U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon.
As coordinator for humanitarian efforts at the United Nations, Jan Egeland fought to help victims of natural disaster and war. Egeland stepped down in December after three years as emergency relief coordinator. He discusses his humanitarian work and the challenges of working for the U.N.
Jan Egeland, Former U.N. Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Humanitarian Relief Coordinator; Special Adviser to U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon