UN General Assembly extends mandate for High Commissioner Grandi

23 Nov 2020

States reach historic deal for refugees and commit to more effective, fairer response

UN General Assembly agrees on an innovative global framework to better serve the forcibly displaced and their host communities.

17 Dec 2018

UN Refugee Chief urges states to support fairer response to refugee crises

At UN General Assembly, Filippo Grandi called on member states to get behind a new global compact on refugees.

31 Oct 2018

International community unites to bolster education opportunities for refugees

At UN General Assembly, country leaders and humanitarian organizations join efforts to make education a priority in the refugee crisis response.

27 Sep 2018

World leaders voice strong support for new refugee deal at UN General Assembly

Countries hosting large numbers of refugees join UNHCR and World Bank in support of ambitious model to respond to displacement crises.

24 Sep 2018

Strong compacts for refugees and migrants more urgent than ever

Joint statement by UN Special Representative for International Migration and UN High Commissioner for Refugees.

20 Sep 2017

Q&A: The 1951 Refugee Convention 'is as relevant today as it was at the time'

While the world has changed in the 65 years since the Convention was drawn up, UNHCR's protection chief, Volker Türk, explains why it remains relevant today.

2 Dec 2016

Q&A: The New York Declaration is a 'once in a lifetime chance' for refugees

UNHCR's protection chief, Volker Türk, says commitments adopted at UN Summit will revolutionize the international community's engagement with refugees and migrants.

30 Sep 2016

UNHCR welcomes new finance instrument to aid refugees and hosts

The World Bank's Global Concessional Financing Facility (GCFF) will help secure needed financing to support refugees and hosts in middle-income countries.

22 Sep 2016