United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees


Committee dESCRIPTION

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. Towards a Global Compact on Refugees
2. Rohingya Emergency

MEET THE DAIS

Chair: Michael Djazoyski (John Abbott College)
Assistant Chair: Emanuel Louis (John Abbott College)
Assistant Chair: Mei Kanchara (Dawson College) 

DOCUMENTATION

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List of Characters
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