Former UN humanitarian chief John Holmes has a few words of advice for the next person to take up the job, British politican Stephen O'Brien.

Next week, O’Brien, a former British international development minister, succeeds Valerie Amos as the UN’s Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator. Holmes, who was in the role from January 2007 to August 2010, is now director of the Ditchley Foundation, which helps shape policy on major international issue...


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