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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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Presentation to UNHCR Standing Committee Carol Batchelor, Director of the Division of International Protection Note on International Protection

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

69th Meeting of the Standing Committee of the Executive Committee of the High Commissioner's Programme, Geneva, 28-30 June 2017 Agenda item 2: International Protection Statement by Volker Türk, Assistant High Commissioner (Protection)

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

Statement by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi, on returns to northeast Nigeria

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

Statement by UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi on World Refugee Day 2017

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

Update on two shipwrecks in the Central Mediterranean

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

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

UNHCR launches new online database with human rights and refugee information in Spanish

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

Open Briefing to United Nations Security Council Counter-Terrorism Committee

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

Statement delivered by Vincent Cochetel, Director of Europe Bureau on behalf of UNHCR Senior Officials Meeting of the Valletta Summit on Migration 8-9 February 2017

10 February 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

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