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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 Erika Feller, Assistant High Commissioner - Protection, UNHCR, at the INTERTANKO Annual Tanker Event (Tokyo, Japan, 14 May 2009), "Sea Rescues - A Duty and a Matter of Conscience!"

14 May 2009 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Speeches/Statements

Declaración de la señora Erika Feller, Alta Comisionada Asistente en Materia de Protección, ACNUR, Reunión anual de operadores de carga INTERTANKO (Tokio, Japón, 14 de mayo de 2009), "Salvamento en el Mar: ¡Un deber y una cuestión de conciencia!"

14 May 2009 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Speeches/Statements

Response by George Okoth-Obbo, Director, Division of International Protection Services to Member States' Interventions on the Oral Update on the High Commissioner's 2008 Dialogue on Protracted Refugee Situations, Agenda Item 4(c)

5 March 2009 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Speeches/Statements

Statement by UNHCR at the General Segment of the 10th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council

4 March 2009 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Speeches/Statements

Introduction by George Okoth-Obbo, Director, Division of International Protection Services of items on Age, Gender and Diversity Mainstreaming and Protection of People with Disability in the oral update on "Global Programmes and Partnerships - Strategic Presentation Summary"

3 March 2009 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Speeches/Statements

Statement by Erika Feller, Assistant High Commissioner - Protection, UNHCR, at the 8th World Conference of the IARLJ (Cape Town, South Africa, 28 January 2009)

28 January 2009 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Speeches/Statements

Declaración de Erika Feller, Alta Comisionada Asistente en materia de Protección, ACNUR; Octava Conferencia Mundial de la AIJDR (Cape Town, Sudáfrica, 28 de enero de 2009)

28 January 2009 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Speeches/Statements

Policy Statement on HIV Testing and Counselling in Health Facilities for Refugees, Internally Displaced Persons and other Persons of Concern to UNHCR

2009 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Speeches/Statements

Refugee protection and international migration in West Africa. Statement by the Assistant High Commissioner for Protection at the Regional Conference on Refugee Protection and International Migration in West Africa (Dakar, 13-14 November 2008)

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

Remarks by Sean Henderson, Senior Resettlement Officer (global issues), at the European Council on Refugees and Exiles Biannual General Meeting (30-31 October 2008; Paris, France)

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

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