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United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

The High Commissioner for Refugees was established in 1950 and is comprised of UN member states. Headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, the UNHCR is mandated to protect and aid refugees, asylum-seekers, internally displaced and stateless populations. It also directs programs which provide shelter, food, and healthcare. The UNHCR collaborates with governments, non-governmental organizations, and private sector companies in 137 countries, ensuring the 1951 Refugee Convention is abided by. This General Assembly will consist of 80 delegates, each representing a member state at the UN.



This year, the UNHCR will discuss the following two topics:

1. Xenophobia

2. Addressing Poverty of

Recent Refugees

Staff Members

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