Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees


Committee dESCRIPTION

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), also known as the UN Refugee Agency, is a United Nations programme mandated to protect and support refugees at the request of a government or the UN itself and assists in their voluntary repatriation, local integration or resettlement to a third country. Its headquarters are in Geneva, Switzerland, and it is a member of the United Nations Development Group. The UNHCR has won two Nobel Peace Prizes, once in 1954 and again in 1981.

COMMITTEE TOPICS

  1. Environmental Migration and the Future of Displacement
  2. Human Trafficking

MEET THE DAIS

Chair: Jessica Condemi (Université de Montréal, Faculty of Law)
Assistant Chair: Camille Cockerton (Carleton University)
Assistant Chair: Jaspreet Kaur Dhillon (Concordia University)
Assistant Chair: Mary Lynne Loftus (McGill University)

DOCUMENTATION

  • Background Guide (coming soon)
  • List of Characters (coming soon)
  • Facebook Group (coming soon)

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 Jessica Condemi
Chair

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Camille Cockerton
Assistant Chair

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Jaspreet Kaur Dhillon
Assistant Chair

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Mary Lynne Loftus
Assistant Chair