Confirmed high-level conference speakers

Leading speakers who already confirmed their attendance at the MHPSS conference on 7 and 8 October in Amsterdam include:

  • Tim Kendall, National Clinical Director for Mental Health (England)
  • Sigrid Kaag, Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation, Kingdom of the Netherlands
  • Peter Maurer, President of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)
  • Fabrizio Hochschild, Special Adviser on the Preparations for the Commemoration of the United Nations’ 75th Anniversary
  • Sir Mark Lowcock, United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator and Head of the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)
  • Princess Mabel van Oranje, chair of Girls Not Brides and VOW – to End Child Marriage
  • Elhadj As Sy, Secretary-General of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC)
  • Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organisation (WHO)
  • Christos Stylianides, European Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management (ECHO)
  • Omar Abdi, Deputy Executive Director for Programmes, UNICEF
  • People with lived experience from various parts of the world

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Female refugees washing clothes by hand in a Bulgarian refugee camp.

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