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UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Filippo Grandi, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, briefs the Security Council in 2017; UN Photo741402

 

UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

  • Established, with effective date of 1 Jan. 1951, by A/RES/319 (IV) of 3 Dec. 1949
  • Statute in A/RES/428 (V) of 14 Dec. 1950
  • Annual report to the General Assembly
  • Flagship publications
    • Global Report highlights past year's programmes and finances 
    • Global Appeal presents forthcoming programme and financial requirements
  • RefWorld
    • Protection Manual with policy and guidance documents
    • Legal texts including Conventions, nationality laws and case law from various jurisdictions
  • UNHCR Archives and Records
  • Executive Committee
  • High Commissioners
    • 2016- : Filippo Grandi (Italy)
    • 2005-2015: Antonio Guterres (Portugal)
      • Press release SG/A/924-BIO/3661-REF/1180 [2005]
    • 2001-2005: Rudolphus (Ruud) Lubbers (Netherlands)
      • Press release SG/A/747-REF/1167 [2000], REF/1177 [2003]
    • 1990-2000: Sadako Ogata (Japan)
      • Geneva press release REF/1666 [1991]
    • 1990: Thorvald Stoltenberg (Norway)
      • Press release SG/A/538-BIO/2764 [1993]
    • 1986-1989: Jean-Pierre Hocke (Switzerland)
      • Press release SG/A/347-BIO/2150-REF/941 [1985]
    • 1978-1985: Poul Hartling (Denmark)
      • Press release BIO/1446-REF/765 [1978]
    • 1965-1977: Sadruddin Aga Khan (Iran)
      • Press release BIO/563 [1968]
    • 1960-1965: Felix Schnyder (Switzerland)
    • 1956-1960: Auguste R. Lindt (Switzerland)
    • 1951-1956: Gerrit Jan van Heuven Goedhart (Netherlands)