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

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

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

"End of Syria as we know it" if no peace deal, Guterres says

UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres tells UN Security Council a "surge in diplomacy for peace" is needed

22 Dec 2015

Restoring peace must become a priority, says Guterres

Outgoing UNHCR head says climate change and conflict are the two biggest drivers of displacement

18 Dec 2015

HC's Dialogue: Understanding and addressing displacement

As conflicts force ever more people to flee their homes, the UN's refugee chief opened a two-day forum addressing the root causes of displacement.

16 Dec 2015

Don't give terror groups propaganda says Guterres

UNHCR head warns anti-Muslim rhetoric could backfire and play into hands of extremist groups.

10 Dec 2015