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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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Banjul Appeal on Statelessness

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

"A Numbers Game: Counting Refugees and International Burden-Sharing"

19 December 2012 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Speeches/Statements

"Refugees: Citizens of the World" - Statement by Erika Feller, Assistant High Commissioner

26 November 2011 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Speeches/Statements

Closing Remarks by the High Commissioner - 2010 Dialogue on Protection Gaps and Responses

9 December 2010 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Speeches/Statements

Remarks by Erika Feller, Assistant High Commissioner - Protection, at the CCME Conference "Towards the Common EU Resettlement Scheme - the Road Ahead" (Stockholm, Sweden, 25-28 August 2009)

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

Introductory Statement by George Okoth-Obbo, Director, Division of International Protection Services, at the 39th Meeting of the Standing Committee of the Executive Committee of the High Commissioner's Programme Geneva, 25-27 June 2007

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

Chairman's summary of the annual theme: international solidarity and burden-sharing in all its aspects: national, regional and international responsibilities for refugees

8 October 1998 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Speeches/Statements

Résumé du Président sur le thème annuel : La solidarité internationale et le partage de la charge sous tous ses aspects : responsabilités nationales, régionales et internationales en matière de réfugiés

8 October 1998 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Speeches/Statements

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