- Take forward the key leadership responsibilities of HCs and HCTs on protection.
- Capitalise on the complementary roles of HCs and HCT members vis-à-vis the Protection Cluster and Inter-Cluster Coordination Group
- Advocate with the different stakeholders in-country to maximise protection outcomes
|Eugene Owusu, Deputy Special Representative of the UN Secretary General, Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator, South Sudan
Eugene Owusu has served with the United Nations since 1996, most recently as the Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General and UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for South Sudan. Prior to that appointment, he served as United Nations Resident Coordinator, Humanitarian Coordinator and Resident Representative of UNDP in Ethiopia. Mr. Owusu has worked in several capacities in the Africa region, including as Economic Adviser in UNDP Uganda, as Economic Adviser in UNDP Sierra Leone, as Deputy Resident Representative (Programme) in UNDP Tanzania and a Senior Advisor in the UNDP Brussels Office. Before joining the United Nations, Mr. Owusu worked for the private sector in the United Kingdom.
|Volker Türk, Assistant High Commissioner for Refugees – Protection, UNHCR
Volker Türk has served with the United Nations since 2000, most recently as UNHCR’s Assistant High Commissioner for Protection. Prior to that appointment, he served as the Director of the Division of International Protection (2009-2015) and the Director of Organizational Development and Management (2008-2009) for UNHCR in Geneva. Volker Türk has held various positions in many parts of the world, including in Malaysia, Kosovo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Kuwait. Before joining the United Nations, Volker Türk worked as a University Assistant and Researcher in Austria. He holds a doctoral degree in International Law on UNHCR and its mandate and has published widely on refugee and human rights law.