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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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Moving Further Toward a Common European Asylum System: UNHCR's statement on the EU asylum legislative package

June 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Speeches/Statements

High Commissioner's Dialogue on Protection Challenges -Theme: Faith and Protection

29 November 2012 | 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

"The Work of the Refugee Protection Division in the International Context", Statement by Erika Feller, Assistant High Commissioner - Protection, UNHCR, at the Immigration and Refugee Board, Refugee Protection Division National Training Seminar (Toronto, Canada, January 28-30, 2008)

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

Statement by Ms. Erika Feller, Assistant High Commissioner - Protection, at the fifty-eighth session of the Executive Committee of the High Commissioner's Programme

3 October 2007 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Speeches/Statements

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