About us

UNHCR has always been innovating.

The world for refugees and forcibly displaced communities has already and will become even more complex. And our raison d’etre: protection of forcibly displaced people, will become increasingly more complicated. Our ability to change and adapt, our ability to innovate, will either greatly improve the provision of protection and assistance to these people, or it will not. The commitment and efforts to innovate exist in our organization, in the obvious but also in the prosaic. They exist agnostic of age, and professional profile, and they exist because of a huge diversity of thought. Innovation is an important tool, an important part of what we do, and how we do it — including how we solve challenges big and small.