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Statement by Secretary General on World Refugee Day 2018

Statement by Secretary General on World Refugee Day 2018

What would you do if you were forced to leave your home? Today, more than 68 million people around the world are refugees or internally displace as a result of conflict or persecution. That is equivalent to the population of the world’s 20th largest country. Last...

UN Assistant High Commissioner for Protection arrives in Tehran

UN Assistant High Commissioner for Protection arrives in Tehran

Assistant High Commissioner for Protection, Mr. Volker Türk, has arrived in Tehran on a two-day visit. Mr. Türk is the UN’s leading expert on international protection and his visit is meant to reaffirm UNHCR’s commitment to continue its strong partnership with the...