The United Nations High Commission for Refugees

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. It also has a mandate to help stateless people. In more than six decades, the agency has helped tens of millions of people restart their lives. Today, a staff of some 7,685 people in more than 125 countries continues to help some 33.9 million persons. With multiple wars being fought across the world, the number of migrants fleeing fear and persecution has grown exponentially. As delegates of sovereign countries, it is up to you to decide whether you let them in or not.

Background Guide

Executive Board

Introducing the Executive Board of the United Nations High Commission for Refugees!

  • Providing temporary protection, in situations of mass outflow, to people or groups of people recognised to be in need of international protection.
  • Protection of civil, political and socioeconomic rights of refugees.
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