Refugees

Refugees

26 August 2019
SG/SM/19709-REF/1264

Following is the text of UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ video message to the international conference on “Forty Years of Afghan Refugees Presence in Pakistan:  A New Partnership for Solidarity”, taking place in Islamabad from 26 to 27 August:

8 August 2019
SG/A/1897-BIO/5239-REF/1263

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has appointed Gillian Triggs of Australia as Assistant Secretary-General to serve as the Assistant High Commissioner for Protection, Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.  Ms. Triggs will succeed Volker Türk of Austria who has been appointed as Assistant Secretary-General for Strategic Coordination in the Executive Office of the Secretary-General.  The Secretary-General and the High Commissioner for Refugees are grateful for Mr. Türk’s 30 years of dedicated service to the refugee cause, including four years as Assistant High Commissioner for Protection.

26 July 2019
SG/SM/19679-REF/1262

The following statement was issued today by the Spokesperson for UN Secretary-General António Guterres:

19 June 2019
SG/SM/19631-OBV/1892-REF/1261

Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ message for World Refugee Day, observed on 20 June:

9 April 2019
SC/13770

With the ongoing displacement of nearly 70 million people around the world driven mostly by conflict, the Security Council has a crucial role to play in resolving the resultant global crisis, the head of the United Nations refugee agency said as he briefed the 15-member organ today.

9 April 2019

Briefing the Security Council, the High Commissioner for Refugees stressed today that there is an unprecedented stigmatization of refugees and migrants in the media and in politics, and that this should concern us all as it is creating a toxic environment that makes it increasingly difficult to tackle this issue.

19 June 2018
SG/SM/19096-OBV/1801-REF/1260

Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ message for World Refugee Day, observed on 20 June:

18 June 2018
SG/SM/19094-REF/1259

The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General António Guterres:

23 May 2018
SG/SM/19050-REF/1258

Following is the text of UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ video message to the consultative meeting of the Intergovernmental Consultations on Migration, Asylum and Refugees, in Paris today:

23 March 2018
SG/SM/18952-PAL/2219

The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary‑General António Guterres:

16 March 2018
SG/SM/18939-REF/1257

Following is the text of UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ video message on the joint response plan for the Rohingya refugee crisis, in Geneva today:

22 January 2018
DSG/SM/1123-REF/1255

Following are UN Deputy Secretary‑General Amina Mohammed’s remarks to the Fourth Annual Symposium on the Role of Religion and Faith‑Based Organizations in International Affairs Perspectives on Migration:  displacement and marginalization, inclusion and justice, in New York today:

15 December 2017

The United Nations refugee agency evacuated 74 refugees, mostly children and women, from Libya to Niger.  In the Central African Republic, voluntary repatriation of Sudanese refugees has begun; since Tuesday, 230 refugees have arrived in Sudan.  Agency-chartered flights will bring some 1,500 refugees home by the end of 2017.

2 November 2017
SC/13053

The number of forcibly displaced people around the world was now approaching 66 million, and that sharp rise reflected the weakness of international cooperation in responding to the crisis, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees told the Security Council today.

20 September 2017
SG/SM/18703-REF/1254

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks to the General Assembly side event on refuges and migrants titled “Follow-up to the New York Declaration:  One Year On”, in New York today:

22 June 2017
SG/SM/18587-REF/1253

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks to the Uganda Solidarity Summit on Refugees, in Kampala, Uganda, today:

20 June 2017
Note No. 6502

The United Nations Department of Public Information has launched a new animated video on the dramatic story of Yusra Mardini, a young refugee from conflict-torn Syria who achieved her dream to compete in the 2016 Olympic Games.

20 June 2017
SG/SM/18581-OBV/1732-REF/1252

Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ message for World Refugee Day, observed on 20 June:

2 June 2017
SG/SM/18549-REF/1251-WFP/1083

The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General António Guterres:

7 April 2017
SG/SM/18489-GA/11904-REF/1250

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks, delivered by Maria Luiza Ribeiro Viotti, Chef de Cabinet, at the General Assembly meeting on Global Awareness of the Tragedies of Irregular Migrants in the Mediterranean Basin with Specific Emphasis on Syrian Asylum Seekers, in New York today: