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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 Ms. Erika Feller, Director, Department of International Protection, UNHCR, at the Fifty-fourth Session of the Executive Committee of the High Commissioner's Programme: "Effective Protection in Today's World"

1 October 2003 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Speeches/Statements

Summing-up of the Protection Debate by Ms. Erika Feller, Director, Department of International Protection, UNHCR, at the Fifty-fourth Session of the Executive Committee of the High Commissioner's Programme

1 October 2003 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Speeches/Statements

"Protecting Victims/Survivors of SGBV: Beyond Guidelines": Erika Feller, Director, Department of International Protection, UNHCR: Launch of the SGBV Guidelines, September 2003

1 September 2003 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Speeches/Statements

Statement by Ms. Erika Feller, Director, Department of International Protection, UNHCR, to the 27th Meeting of the Standing Committee, (Geneva, 24 June 2003)

24 June 2003 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Speeches/Statements

Erika Feller, Director of International Protection, UNHCR: Address in the Spanish Congress of Deputies, Madrid, Friday 20 June 2003

20 June 2003 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Speeches/Statements

Address by Ms. Erika Feller, Director, Department of International Protection, UNHCR: Roundtable in Commemoration of the Ratification of the 1951 Convention and the 1967 Protocol, Madrid, Spain

19 June 2003 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Speeches/Statements

Keynote address by Ms. Erika Feller, Director, Department of International Protection, UNHCR, to the Regional Conference on Current Issues of Border Co-Operation, Asylum Management and Responsibility Sharing (Prague, 7-8 April 2003)

7 April 2003 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Speeches/Statements

Statement by Mr. Ruud Lubbers, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, to the 59th Session of the United Nations Commission on Human Rights

18 March 2003 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Speeches/Statements

Oral Report on Implementation of the Agenda for Protection by Mrs. Erika Feller, Director, Department of International Protection, UNHCR, to the 26th Meeting of the Standing Committee (Geneva, 4 March 2003)

4 March 2003 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Speeches/Statements

Statement by Ms. Erika Feller, Director, Department of International Protection, on the Refugee Definition (Brussels, Strategic Committee for Immigration, Frontiers and Asylum (SCIFA))

6 November 2002 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Speeches/Statements

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