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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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Key Messages to The AU-Horn of Africa Initiative on Human Trafficking and Smuggling of Migrants by The North Africa Mixed Migration Task Force

September 2015 | 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

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

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

International Protection: The Arab Spring, Modern Movements and the Decades Ahead

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

António Guterres, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Remarks at the opening of the judicial year of the European Court of Human Rights Strasbourg, 28 January 2011

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

Commemoration of the Anniversary of the 100th Session of the Human Rights Committee (Statement by UNHCR)

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

"Terrorism as a Global Phenomenon", UNHCR presentation to the Joint Seminar of the Strategic Committee on Immigration, Frontiers and Asylum (SCIFA) and Committee on Article 36 (CATS)

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

Statement by Ms. Erika Feller, Assistant High Commissioner - Protection, at the fifty-eighth session of the Executive Committee of the High Commissioner's Programme

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

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