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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 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

Coping with Contemporary Conflicts: 'Conflict refugees' and the 1951 Convention protection regime

23 April 2013 | 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

Statement by Ms. Erika Feller, Assistant High Commissioner (Protection) - High Level Segment of the 22nd session of the Human Rights Council

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

'Lessons from Arusha and Cape Town: UNHCR's Perspective on the Relationship between IHL and International Refugee Law'

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

Challenges relating to climate change induced displacement

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

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