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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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Joint Statement on the Rohingya Refugee Crisis

16 October 2017 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Speeches/Statements

Statement to the 68th Session of the Executive Committee of the High Commissioner's Programme

5 October 2017 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Speeches/Statements

Australia must end harmful practice of offshore processing

24 July 2017 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Speeches/Statements

UNHCR Statement. IOM International Dialogue on Migration Panel 1: Understanding migrant vulnerability concepts, drivers, protection frameworks and gaps

18 July 2017 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Speeches/Statements

IOM International Dialogue on Migration Panel 1: Understanding migrant vulnerability concepts, drivers, protection frameworks and gaps

18 July 2017 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Speeches/Statements

IOM International Dialogue on Migration Panel 2: Identifying migrant vulnerabilities – structural and situational factors of vulnerability

18 July 2017 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Speeches/Statements

High Commissioner Grandi urges more solidarity with Italy

3 July 2017 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Speeches/Statements

Presentation to UNHCR Standing Committee Carol Batchelor, Director of the Division of International Protection Note on International Protection

28 June 2017 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Speeches/Statements

69th Meeting of the Standing Committee of the Executive Committee of the High Commissioner's Programme, Geneva, 28-30 June 2017 Agenda item 2: International Protection Statement by Volker Türk, Assistant High Commissioner (Protection)

28 June 2017 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Speeches/Statements

Statement by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi, on returns to northeast Nigeria

21 June 2017 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Speeches/Statements

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