Migration and Home Affairs

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

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Definition(s)

The refugee agency of the United Nations (UN) mandated to lead and coordinate international action to protect refugees and resolve refugee problems worldwide, and to safeguard the rights and well-being of refugees.

Source(s)

Website of UNHCR

Translations

  • BG: Върховен комисар на ООН за бежанците
  • CS: Úřad Vysokého komisaře OSN pro uprchlíky
  • DE: Hoher Flüchtlingskommissar der Vereinten Nationen
  • EL: Ύπατης Αρμοστεία των Ηνωμένων Εθνών για τους Πρόσφυγες (ΥΑ του ΟΗΕ για τους Πρόσφυγες)
  • EN: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
  • ES: Alto Comisionado de las Naciones Unidas para los Refugiados
  • ET: ÜRO pagulaste ülemvolinik
  • FI: Yhdistyneiden kansakuntien pakolaisasiain päävaltuutettu
  • FR: Haut-Commissariat des Nations Unies pour les réfugiés
  • GA: Ard-Choimisinéir na Náisiún Aontaithe do Dhídeanaithe
  • HU: Az Egyesült Nemzetek Menekültügyi Főbiztosa
  • IT: Alto Commissariato delle Nazioni Unite per i Rifugiati
  • LT: Jungtinių Tautų Vyriausiasis pabėgėlių komisaras
  • LV: Apvienoto Nāciju Organizācijas Augstais komisārs bēgļu lietās
  • MT: Kummissjoni (Il-) Għolja għar-Rifuġjati tan‑Nazzjonijiet Uniti
  • NL: Hoog Commissariaat der Verenigde Naties voor Vluchtelingen
  • PL: Wysoki Komisarz Narodów Zjednoczonych do Spraw Uchodżców
  • PT: Alto Comissariado das Nações Unidas para os Refugiados
  • RO: Înaltul Comisariat al Naţiunilor Unite pentru Refugiaţi / Înatul Comisariat ONU pentru Refugiaţi
  • SK: Úrad Vysokého komisára OSN pre utečencov
  • SL: Visoki komisariat Združenih narodov za begunce
  • SV: FN:s flyktingorgan
  • NO: FNs høykommissær for flyktninger (b); FNs høgkommissær for flyktningar (n)

Synonym(s)

  • UNHCR

Related Term(s)

Note(s)

1. The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees was established on 14 December 1950 by the UN General Assembly.
2. The Geneva Refugee Convention and Protocol is the basic statute guiding the UNHCR’s work. The functions of the UNHCR are defined in the Statute of the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, which was adopted by the General Assembly on 14 December 1950.
3. For further information, see the website of the UNHCR.