Statement by UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres
I am humbled by today's decision of the UN General Assembly to renew my mandate as High Commissioner for a further five years. It is a privilege and an honour to go on dedicating my life to supporting one of the world's most vulnerable groups.
There are enormous challenges ahead. These include addressing rising threats to humanitarian and asylum space amid growing intolerance and xenophobia, and deepening reforms at UNHCR while strengthening our capacities in protection and emergency response.
I am deeply grateful to the General Assembly and to Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon for the confidence they have shown in me.