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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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"The Refugee Convention at 60: Still fit for its Purpose?" - Protection Tools for Protection Needs Statement by Erika Feller, Assistant High Commissioner (Protection), UNHCR

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

UNHCR's Role in Supervising International Protection Standards in the Context of its Mandate - Keynote Address by Volker Türk

20 May 2010 | 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

Statement by George Okoth-Obbo, Director, Division of International Protection Services, at the Thematic Session on the "Governance of Refugee Law: Suggestions and Perspectives" (Annual UNHCR/NGO Consultations, 25-26 June 2008)

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

"The Work of the Refugee Protection Division in the International Context", Statement by Erika Feller, Assistant High Commissioner - Protection, UNHCR, at the Immigration and Refugee Board, Refugee Protection Division National Training Seminar (Toronto, Canada, January 28-30, 2008)

28 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

"Revitalizing the Refugee Protection Regime: The Road Ahead as the 1951 Convention Turns 50". Statement by Ms. Erika Feller, Director, Department of International Protection, to the 51st Session of the Executive Committee of the High Commissioner's Programme

4 October 2000 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Speeches/Statements

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