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Reflections on the tragedy in Norway

Reflections on the tragedy in Norway

Wednesday 3, August 2011 Op Ed by the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, António Guterres  GENEVA, August 3 (UNHCR) – A few days ago, we marked the 60th anniversary of the Geneva Refugee Convention, which sprang from the strong ‘never...

UNHCR marks 60th anniversary of Refugee Convention

UNHCR marks 60th anniversary of Refugee Convention

Thursday 28, July 2011 PRESS RELEASE – GENEVA, July 28 (UNHCR) – The Geneva Refugee Convention marks its 60th anniversary today as forced displacement becomes increasingly complex and as developing countries struggle to host the large majority of the...

Common European Asylum System closer than before

Common European Asylum System closer than before

Tuesday 19, July 2011 WARSAW, July 19 (UNHCR) – An Iraqi asylum-seeker has 82 percent chances of being accepted as a refugee in France, 63 percent in Germany and only two percent in Greece. The aim of the Common European Asylum System (CEAS) is to address these...

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