International community must do more for world's refugees, says UN chief

'Bold and concrete pledges needed' to ensure more equitable support for refugees, UN Secretary-General tells first-ever Global Refugee Forum.

17 Dec 2019

UN Refugee Chief urges Security Council for firm response to record-high displacement

Filippo Grandi stressed that it is possible to address unprecedented stigmatization of refugees and migrants.

9 Apr 2019

Cate Blanchett's remarks to the UN Security Council on the Rohingya refugee crisis

Full text of UNHCR the Goodwill Ambassador's address as delivered in New York, 28 August 2018.

28 Aug 2018

Cate Blanchett urges UN Security Council to meet 'pressing needs' of Rohingya refugees

A year into displacement crisis, UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador calls for 'innovative ways' to aid more than 720,000 refugees and their hosts in Bangladesh.

28 Aug 2018

Restoration of rights key to Myanmar refugee return, UNHCR's Grandi says

UN refugee chief tells UN Security Council causes of the crisis originate in Myanmar and solutions for the voluntary return of thousands of refugees must be found there.

13 Feb 2018

UNHCR's Grandi to UN Security Council - "Have we become unable to broker peace?"

2 Nov 2017

Security and refugee protection are complementary, says UNHCR

UNHCR protection chief Volker Türk tells the UN Security Council Counter-Terrorism Committee that refugee protection and state security are compatible goals.

5 Apr 2017

UN chief urges greater solidarity with Mosul displaced

On a visit to Hasansham camp in northern Iraq, Secretary-General António Guterres says the international community needs to step up its response.

31 Mar 2017

UN chief says aid for Syrian refugees is in global interest

On visit to Jordan, Secretary General António Guterres warns that failure to address Syria crisis risks playing into hands of extremist groups.

28 Mar 2017