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UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees was established on December 14, 1950 by the United Nations General Assembly. The agency is mandated to lead and co-ordinate international action to protect refugees and resolve refugee problems worldwide. Its primary purpose is to safeguard the rights and well-being of refugees. It strives to ensure that everyone can exercise the right to seek asylum and find safe refuge in another State, with the option to return home voluntarily, integrate locally or to resettle in a third country. In more than five decades, the agency has helped an estimated 50 million people restart their lives. Today, a staff of around 7,092 people in 124 countries continues to help 35.8 million persons.  Website: www.unhcr.org
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Agenda item 3: International Protection : Introductory Statement by Volker Türk Director, Division of International Protection

26 June 2012 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Speeches/Statements

Mali Situation

14 June 2012 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Speeches/Statements

Restructuring Refuge and Settlement: Responding to the Global Dynamics of Displacement

16 May 2012 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Speeches/Statements

International Protection: The Arab Spring, Modern Movements and the Decades Ahead

19 March 2012 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Speeches/Statements

Statement by Ms. Erika Feller, Assistant High Commissioner (Protection) High Level Segment of the 19th Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council

1 March 2012 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Speeches/Statements

Statement from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, António Guterres, Regarding Solutions for the Residents of Camp New Iraq (Ashraf)

27 December 2011 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Speeches/Statements

"Refugees: Citizens of the World" - Statement by Erika Feller, Assistant High Commissioner

26 November 2011 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Speeches/Statements

Statement of UN High Commissioner for Refugees on the kidnapping of MSF staff at Kenya's Dadaab

13 October 2011 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Speeches/Statements

UNHCR Statement on the Australia-Malaysia Arrangement

25 July 2011 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Speeches/Statements

Challenges to the Development of the Common European Asylum System on the 60th Anniversary of the Adoption of the Convention relating to the Status of Refugees - Keynote Address by Volker Türk, Director, Division of International Protection

11 July 2011 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Speeches/Statements

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