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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 opening statement at the 67th session of the Executive Committee of the High Commissioner's Programme

3 October 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Speeches/Statements

Oral report of the ExCom Chair's visit to Lebanon and Jordan : 8 to 12 June 2014

12 June 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Speeches/Statements

Remarks to the United Nations Security Council António Guterres, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees 27 February 2013

27 February 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Speeches/Statements

Informal Meeting of the Justice and Home Affairs Council Dublin, 17 January 2013

17 January 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Speeches/Statements

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