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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

Statement of Vincent Cochetel Representative to the United States and the Caribbean United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Regarding Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons in and from Sudan Before the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission, September 30, 2010

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

European Council on Refugees and Exiles Biannual General Meeting (30-31 October 2008; Paris, France), Remarks by Sean Henderson

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

NGO - UNHCR Pre-Excom Consultations: Presentation by Vincent Cochetel, Deputy Director, DIPS, UNHCR (Geneva, 27 September 2007)

27 September 2007 | 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

Desarrollos Regionales en Materia de Integración Local de Refugiados - Seminario sobre Integración de Migrantes en Países Receptores (San José, Costa Rica, 23-24 de junio de 2005)

June 2005 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Speeches/Statements

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