10:00—11:00 AM Eastern Time (US & Canada), 3:00—4:00pm BST, 2:00—3:00pm GMT

A Conversation with Relief Chief Mark Lowcock on His New Book


  • Sir Mark Lowcock, Author of Relief Chief: A Manifesto for Saving Lives in Dire Times and a Distinguished Non-resident Fellow at the Center for Global Development


  • Masood Ahmed, President, Center for Global Development

As the United Nations' Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, Sir Mark Lowcock was known colloquially as the "Relief Chief" – tasked with coordinating the global response to save lives and protect the most vulnerable. Yet when he took the job in 2017, no one could have predicted how the next four years would usher in an unprecedented era of human need – from climate change-related disasters to a global pandemic.

Join us for a conversation with Mark Lowcock where he will give us his behind-the-scenes view of the UN as it faced a perfect storm of crises and discuss his new book – in bookstores now.

US and Canadian residents can order Relief Chief: Saving Lives in Dire Times here, and UK and European residents can order the book here.

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