I believe everyone has the right to say #IBelong.

Filippo Grandi became the 11th United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees on 1 January 2016. He was elected by the UN General Assembly to serve a five-year term, until 31 December 2020.

Before being elected High Commissioner, Grandi had been engaged in international cooperation for over 30 years, focusing on refugee and humanitarian work. He served as Commissioner-General of the UN Agency for Palestine refugees, UNRWA, from 2010 to 2014, after having been the organization’s Deputy Commissioner-General since 2005. Prior to that, Grandi served as Deputy Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General in Afghanistan, following a long career first with NGOs and later with UNHCR in Africa, Asia, the Middle East and at the organization’s Geneva headquarters.

Angelina Jolie


“Ending statelessness would right these terrible wrongs.”

David Morrissey

UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador

“I believe everyone has the right to Nationality.”

Louise Arbour

Canada - Former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

“Statelessness is our collective failure. We have a responsibility to ensure human beings receive the protection and benefits…”