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United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (1950 - )

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United Nations

From
1950
Alternative Names
  • UNHCR
Url
http://www.unhcr.org
Location
Case Postale 2500
CH-1211 Genève 2 Dépôt
Switzerland

Tel: +41 22 739 8111
Summary

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, the UNHCR, "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."

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Sources used to compile this entry: UNHCR.

Prepared by: Susan Chong