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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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UNHCR Statement on the European Commission's Migration Agenda Commission's Migration Agenda

13 May 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Speeches/Statements

Placing Protection at the Centre of Humanitarian Action

May 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Speeches/Statements

Joint Statement on Mediterranean Crossings

23 April 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Speeches/Statements

Struggle to reach safety for thousands of civilians fleeing Iraq's Ramadi

21 April 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Speeches/Statements

New Mediterranean boat tragedy may be biggest ever, urgent action is needed now

19 April 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Speeches/Statements

Statement delivered by Volker Türk, UNHCR Assistant High Commissioner for Protection on behalf of UN Women, OHCHR and UNHCR at the High-Level Side Event on Equal Nationality Rights

10 March 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Speeches/Statements

UNHCR, IOM, IMO, UNODC and OHCHR Joint Statement on Protection at Sea in the Twenty-First Century

11 December 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Speeches/Statements

Concluding Statement of the Fifth High-Level Steering Meeting On the Prevention and Reduction of Statelessness in the Kyrgyz Republic

27 November 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Speeches/Statements

Symposium on the Protection of Persons Fleeing Armed Conflict and Other Situations of Violence

20 October 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Speeches/Statements

65th Session of the Executive Committee of the High Commissioner's Programme Agenda item 5(a) Statement by Volker Türk Director of International Protection

2 October 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Speeches/Statements

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