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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 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

UNHCR's Role in Supervising International Protection Standards in the Context of its Mandate - Keynote Address by Volker Türk

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

Statement by UNHCR at the General Segment of the 13th Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council

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

"Refugee Protection: Challenges and Opportunities in the Australian Region and Beyond" (Melbourne, 18 February 2010): Statement by Erika Feller, Assistant High Commissioner - Protection, UNHCR

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

Commemoration of the Anniversary of the 100th Session of the Human Rights Committee (Statement by UNHCR)

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

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