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UNHCR's Executive Committee (ExCom) to meet 3-7 October

Briefing notes

UNHCR's Executive Committee (ExCom) to meet 3-7 October

30 September 2016

The 67th session of the Executive Committee of the High Commissioner’s Programme will meet in the General Assembly Hall of the Palais des Nations in Geneva next week, from 3 to 7 October.

The opening session and general debate will be open to accredited media, and webcast on the ExCom page 

The opening session will begin on Monday (3 October) at 10:00, and include a statement by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi, to be followed by the general debate. 

The Nansen Refugee Award Ceremony and Reception will take place at Batiment des Forces Motrices in Geneva, on 3 October from 18:30 to 22.30.  The ceremony will honour the heroic achievements of Greek volunteers during the 2015 refugee crisis.   For more information on the ceremony and the 2016 winners, visit

At the conclusion of ExCom, High Commissioner Grandi is expected to give a press conference on Friday 7 October at 11.30. Further details will be announced.

For further information on UNHCR’s ExCom, visit: 

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