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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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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

High Commissioner's message for World Refugee Day, 20 June 2011

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

Current Challenges and Commitments in the OSCE Region Relating to IDPs, Refugees and Stateless Persons - Speech by Volker Türk, Director of International Protection, UNHCR

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

Panel in the context of Dialogue with Member States on rule of law at the international level organized by the Rule of Law Unit Informal forum to promote exchange of information, ideas and experiences - Talking Points, Erika Feller, Assistant High Commissioner – Protection, UNHCR

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

Address by Ms Erika Feller Assistant High Commissioner (Protection), UNHCR - Counter-Terrorism Committee, New York, 19 May 2011

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

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