The Emergency Relief Coordinator (ERC) is the most senior UN official dedicated to humanitarian affairs. The ERC reports directly to the United Nations Secretary-General and serves as a focal point for governments, intergovernmental, and nongovernmental organisations on humanitarian issues. In this capacity the ERC is often called before the UN Security Council in response to humanitarian emergencies.
The ERC is the Chair of the Inter-Agency Standing Committee.
From July 2021 the ERC is Mr. Martin Griffiths.
More information: https://interagencystandingcommittee.org/emergency-relief-coordinator