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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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Statement by UNHCR Assistant High Commissioner for Protection, Ms. Erika Feller, at the General Segment of the 7th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council

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

Oral Report on the First Meeting of the High Commissioner's Dialogue on Protection Challenges, 11 and 12 December 2007, by George Okoth-Obbo, Director, Division of International Protection Services

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

"The Work of the Refugee Protection Division in the International Context", Statement by Erika Feller, Assistant High Commissioner - Protection, UNHCR, at the Immigration and Refugee Board, Refugee Protection Division National Training Seminar (Toronto, Canada, January 28-30, 2008)

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

"Terrorism as a Global Phenomenon", UNHCR presentation to the Joint Seminar of the Strategic Committee on Immigration, Frontiers and Asylum (SCIFA) and Committee on Article 36 (CATS)

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

Strengthening NGO-UNHCR Partnerships in Refugee Resettlement to the EU

23 November 2007 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Speeches/Statements

Remarks by Ms. Erika Feller, Assistant UN High Commissioner for Refugees, at the Public Hearing on the Future Common European Asylum System (7 November 2007, Brussels)

7 November 2007 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Speeches/Statements

Preserving the Institution of Asylum and Refugee Protection in the Context of Counter-Terrorism: The Problem of Terrorist Mobility

31 October 2007 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Speeches/Statements

Statement by Ms. Erika Feller, Assistant High Commissioner - Protection, at the fifty-eighth session of the Executive Committee of the High Commissioner's Programme

3 October 2007 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Speeches/Statements

NGO - UNHCR Pre-Excom Consultations: Presentation by Vincent Cochetel, Deputy Director, DIPS, UNHCR (Geneva, 27 September 2007)

27 September 2007 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Speeches/Statements

Statement by Erika Feller, Assistant High Commissioner - Protection, at the 39th Meeting of the Standing Committee

25 June 2007 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Speeches/Statements

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