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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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65th Session of the Executive Committee of the High Commissioner's Programme Agenda item 5(a) Statement by Volker Türk Director of International Protection

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

Communique of Ministerial Meeting on the Somali Refugee Situation commits to fresh impetus for durable solutions for Somali refugees

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

UNHCR welcomes entry into force of the Istanbul Convention and encourages worldwide accession

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

UNHCR's Statement re PACE Recommendation & Resolution on large-scale arrival of mixed migratory flows on Italian Shores

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

60th Meeting of the Standing Committee Introductory Remarks of Dr. Paul Spiegel, Deputy Director of the Division of Programme Support and Management Update on Public Health and HIV and AIDS

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

60th Meeting of the Standing Committee - Agenda item 2: International Protection (1 July 2014), Speech by Volker Türk

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

International Conference on Migration and Statelessness: Identifying challenges and the way forward (23-24 June 2014, Ashgabat, Turkmenistan) - Introductory Remarks by Volker Türk

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

Discussion Forum on Climate Change - Remarks by Volker Türk

17 June 2014 | 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

UNHCR statement on Saturday's boat capsizing in western Uganda's Lake Albert

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

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