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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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Lake Chad Basin Regional Protection Dialogue - Abuja, Nigeria, Wednesday, 8 June 2016 - Remarks by Volker Türk, Assistant High Commissioner for Protection

8 June 2016 | 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

"Terrorism as a Global Phenomenon", UNHCR presentation to the Joint Seminar of the Strategic Committee on Immigration, Frontiers and Asylum (SCIFA) and Committee on Article 36 (CATS)

17 January 2008 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Speeches/Statements

Preserving the Institution of Asylum and Refugee Protection in the Context of Counter-Terrorism: The Problem of Terrorist Mobility

31 October 2007 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Speeches/Statements

Remarks by George Okoth-Obbo, UNHCR Director for International Protection Services at the Symposium on "Advancing the Implementation of the United Nations Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy", 17-18 May 2007, Vienna International Centre

18 May 2007 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Speeches/Statements

Eleventh United Nations Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice - UNHCR Statement

April 2005 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Speeches/Statements

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