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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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Introductory Statement by George Okoth-Obbo, Director, Division of International Protection Services, for agenda item 3(c), "Report on the International Protection of Women and Girls in Displacement" (EC/60/SC/CRP.11)

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

Introductory Statement by George Okoth-Obbo, Director, Division of International Protection Services, for item 3(b), "Report on Statelessness"

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

Introduction by Erika Feller, Assistant High Commissioner - Protection (45th Meeting of the Standing Committee Agenda Item 3)

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

Introductory statement by George Okoth-Obbo, Director, Division of International Protection Services for Agenda item 3(a), "Note on International Protection"

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

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

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