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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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"The International Protection Regime and the Right to Asylum: Development and Challenges" - 59th Course on International Refugee Law, Opening lecture, Alice Edwards (Senior Legal Coordinator, Division of International Protection, UNHCR)

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

Statement by Ms. Erika Feller Assistant High Commissioner for Protection, UNHCR - Regional Conference on Refugee Protection and International Migration in Central Asia, Almaty, 15 March 2011

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

Statement by Ms. Janet Lim, UNHCR Assistant High Commissioner High Level Segment of the 16th Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council

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

Statement by Ms. Janet Lim, UNHCR Assistant High Commissioner High Level Segment of the 16th Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council Geneva, 2 March 2011

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

António Guterres, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Remarks at the opening of the judicial year of the European Court of Human Rights Strasbourg, 28 January 2011

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

"Protection Gaps in Europe?  Persons fleeing the indiscriminate effects of generalized violence"

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

Closing Remarks by the High Commissioner - 2010 Dialogue on Protection Gaps and Responses

9 December 2010 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Speeches/Statements

Speech of High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres - 2010 Dialogue on Protection Gaps and Responses

8 December 2010 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Speeches/Statements

UN chief says global refugee picture changing fast, new approaches needed

8 December 2010 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Speeches/Statements

Introductory remarks by Mr. Volker Türk, Director of International Protection, UNHCR, to the International Meeting on Refugee Protection, Statelessness and Mixed Migration Movements in the Americas: Launch of the UNHCR Commemorations in the Americas, Brasilia, Brazil, 11 November 2010

11 November 2010 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Speeches/Statements

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