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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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Remarks to the UN General Assembly plenary meeting, "Global awareness of the tragedies of irregular migrants in the Mediterranean basin, with specific emphasis on Syrian asylum seekers"

7 April 2017 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Speeches/Statements

Joint UNHCR and IOM statement on addressing migration and refugee movements along the Central Mediterranean route

2 February 2017 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Speeches/Statements

60th Meeting of the Standing Committee - Agenda item 2: International Protection (1 July 2014), Speech by Volker Türk

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

"An open and safe Europe – what next?" Statement : António Guterres, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Brussels, 29 January 2014

29 January 2014 | 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

Statement by Erika Feller, Assistant High Commissioner - Protection, UNHCR, at the "Refugee Futures" Conference (Monash University Prato Centre, 11 September 2009)

11 September 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

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

Statement by Erika Feller, Assistant High Commissioner - Protection

24 June 2008 | 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

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