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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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European Council on Refugees and Exiles Biannual General Meeting (30-31 October 2008; Paris, France), Remarks by Sean Henderson

31 October 2008 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Speeches/Statements

Statement by Ms. Erika Feller, Assistant High Commissioner - Protection, at the fifty-ninth session of the Executive Committee of the High Commissioner's Programme: "Protection makes a difference. It can mean the difference"

8 October 2008 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Speeches/Statements

2nd Meeting of the Expert Group on Resettlement Fraud (10-11 September 2008, Amman, Jordan), Remarks by Sean Henderson

11 September 2008 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Speeches/Statements

Statement by George Okoth-Obbo, Director, Division of International Protection Services, at the Thematic Session on the "Governance of Refugee Law: Suggestions and Perspectives" (Annual UNHCR/NGO Consultations, 25-26 June 2008)

26 June 2008 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Speeches/Statements

Statement by Erika Feller, Assistant High Commissioner - Protection, "Protracted Situations"

25 June 2008 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Speeches/Statements

Introduction by George Okoth-Obbo, Director, Division of International Protection Services (DIPS) of EC/59/SC/CRP.14, "Report on Age, Gender and Diversity Mainstreaming"

25 June 2008 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Speeches/Statements

Statement by Vincent Cochetel, Deputy Director, Division of International Protection Services (DIPS). Progress Report on Resettlement (UNHCR Standing Committee, 42nd Session)

25 June 2008 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Speeches/Statements

Statement by Erika Feller, Assistant High Commissioner - Protection

24 June 2008 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Speeches/Statements

Introductory Statement by George Okoth-Obbo, Director, Division of International Protection Services, for Agenda item 3: International Protection

24 June 2008 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Speeches/Statements

Annual Meeting of the American Society of International Law, Panel on the 10th Anniversary of the Guiding Principles of Internal Displacement - 10 April 2008: Statement of Erika Feller, Assistant High Commissioner - Protection, UNHCR

10 April 2008 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Speeches/Statements

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