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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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Speech of High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres - 2010 Dialogue on Protection Gaps and Responses

8 December 2010 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Speeches/Statements

UN chief says global refugee picture changing fast, new approaches needed

8 December 2010 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Speeches/Statements

Introductory remarks by Mr. Volker Türk, Director of International Protection, UNHCR, to the International Meeting on Refugee Protection, Statelessness and Mixed Migration Movements in the Americas: Launch of the UNHCR Commemorations in the Americas, Brasilia, Brazil, 11 November 2010

11 November 2010 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Speeches/Statements

Sudan Citizenship Symposium - Keynote Address by Ms. Erika Feller, Assistant High Commissioner - Protection, UNHCR

6 November 2010 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Speeches/Statements

Statement of Vincent Cochetel Representative to the United States and the Caribbean United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Regarding Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons in and from Sudan Before the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission, September 30, 2010

30 September 2010 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Speeches/Statements

Ministerial Conference "Quality and Efficiency in the Asylum Process" (Brussels, 13-14 September 2010) - Introductory remarks by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Volker Türk, Director of International Protection UNHCR Headquarters

13 September 2010 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Speeches/Statements

Statement by Ms. Erika Feller Assistant High Commissioner for Protection, UNHCR - Regional Conference on Refugee Protection and International Migration: Mixed Movements and Irregular Migration from the East and Horn of Africa and Great Lakes Region to Southern Africa Dar es Salaam, 6 September 2010

6 September 2010 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Speeches/Statements

UNHCR's Contribution to the European Commission's Consultation on a proposed European Union Strategy to combat violence against women

9 July 2010 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Speeches/Statements

Remarks by Erika Feller, Assistant High Commissioner - Protection (48th Meeting of the Standing Committee, Agenda Item 3)

22 June 2010 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Speeches/Statements

Statement by Volker Türk, Director, Division of International Protection (48th Meeting of the Standing Committee, Agenda Item 3)

22 June 2010 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Speeches/Statements

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