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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 ahead of EU Council of Interior Ministers Meeting

13 September 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Speeches/Statements

NGO Statement at the High Level Segment on Solidarity and Responsibility-Sharing with Countries Hosting Syrian Refugees Agenda Item 3

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

Special Conference on Irregular Movement of Persons Jakarta, Indonesia : Statement by Volker Türk Director of International Protection [20 August 2013]

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

Statement by Ms. Janet Lim, UNHCR Assistant High Commissioner High Level Segment of the 16th Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council

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

Preserving the Institution of Asylum and Refugee Protection in the Context of Counter-Terrorism: The Problem of Terrorist Mobility

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

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