United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is a part of the United Nations. The purpose of this agency is to protect and support refugees when governments or the UN ask for help. The UNHCR helps refugees return home out of their voluntary will, settle locally, or move to a third country according to the Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees and other international law. The agency's headquarters are in Geneva, Switzerland. It is a member of the United Nations Development Group chaired by United Nations Development Programme.[1] The UNHCR has won two Nobel Peace Prizes in 1954 and in 1981.[2]

List of High Commissioners

# Photo High Commissioners Nationality Time
100px <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Fridtjof Nansen</span> 23x15px Norway 1922–1927
League of Nations High Commissioner
1 100px <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Gerrit Jan van Heuven Goedhart</span> 23x15px Netherlands 1951–1956
2 100px <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Auguste R. Lindt</span> 23x16px  Switzerland 1956–1960
3 <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Félix Schnyder</span> 23x16px  Switzerland 1960–1965
4 100px <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Sadruddin Aga Khan</span> 23x15px Iran 1965–1977
5 100px <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Poul Hartling</span> 23x15px Denmark 1978–1985
6 <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Jean-Pierre Hocké</span> 23x16px  Switzerland 1986–1989
7 100px <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Thorvald Stoltenberg</span> 23x15px Norway 1990
8 100px <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Sadako Ogata</span> 23x15px Japan 1990–2000
9 100px <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Ruud Lubbers</span> 23x15px Netherlands 2001–2005
(Resign due to internal investigation)
10 100px <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">António Guterres</span> 23x15px Portugal 2005–2015
11 100px <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Filippo Grandi</span> 23x15px Italy 2016–present

Related pages

References

  1. http://www.undg.org/index.cfm?P=13
  2. "Nobel Laureates Facts – Organizations". Nobel Foundation. Retrieved 2009-10-13.