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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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High Commissioner's Dialogue on Protection Challenges - Theme: Faith and Protection; Chairman's Summary

13 December 2012 | 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

Fourth Bali Regional Ministerial Conference: Statement by Erika Feller Assistant High Commissioner (Protection), UNHCR Bali, 30 March 2011

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

"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

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

Statement by Volker Türk, Director, Division of International Protection (48th Meeting of the Standing Committee, Agenda Item 3)

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

UNHCR's Role in Supervising International Protection Standards in the Context of its Mandate - Keynote Address by Volker Türk

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

Statement by Ms. Erika Feller, Assistant High Commissioner - Protection, at the Sixtieth Session of the Executive Committee of the High Commissioner's Programme

30 September 2009 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Speeches/Statements

Statement by Erika Feller, Assistant High Commissioner - Protection, UNHCR, at the "Refugee Futures" Conference (Monash University Prato Centre, 11 September 2009)

11 September 2009 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Speeches/Statements

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