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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 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

64th Session of the Executive Committee of the High Commissioner's Programme Agenda point 5(a) Statement by Volker Türk Director of International Protection

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

Statement by Ms. Erika Feller, Assistant High Commissioner (Protection) - High Level Segment of the 22nd session of the Human Rights Council

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

Statement by Ms. Erika Feller, Assistant High Commissioner (Protection) High Level Segment of the 19th Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council

1 March 2012 | 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

Introductory Statement by George Okoth-Obbo, Director, Division of International Protection Services, for Agenda item 3: International Protection

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

Presentación del ACNUR en el Programa interamericano para la promoción y protección de los derechos humanos de los migrantes - Flujos migratorios mixtos y protección internacional de refugiados

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

UNHCR's Contribution to the First Session of the Human Rights Council, Delivered by Erika Feller, Assistant High Commissioner for Protection

21 June 2006 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Speeches/Statements

Statement by Mr. Michel Moussalli, Director of International Protection, Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Before the 47th Session of the Commission on Human Rights

26 February 1991 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Speeches/Statements

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