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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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Speech by Mr. Raouf Mazou at the Signing Ceremony of the Tripartite Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Kenya, The Government of the Federal Republic of Somalia, And the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

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

Tripartite Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Kenya, The Government of the Federal Republic of Somalia, And the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) - Joint Communique

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

NGO Statement at the High Level Segment on Solidarity and Responsibility-Sharing with Countries Hosting Syrian Refugees Agenda Item 3

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

The Statelessness Round Table in Central Asia : Opening Remarks by UNHCR

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

64th Session of the Executive Committee of the High Commissioner's Programme Agenda point 5(a) Statement by Volker Türk Director of International Protection

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

High Commissioner's Opening Statement to the 64th Session of ExCom Palais des Nations, Geneva

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

Special Conference on Irregular Movement of Persons Jakarta, Indonesia : Statement by Volker Türk Director of International Protection [20 August 2013]

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

Statement by Volker Türk, Director of International Protection (57th Meeting of the Standing Committee, Agenda Item 3)

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

Welcoming the Stranger: Affirmations for Faith Leaders

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

Moving Further Toward a Common European Asylum System: UNHCR's statement on the EU asylum legislative package

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

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