United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Representation in the Republic of Korea
The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) was established in 1950 by the United Nations General Assembly with the mandate to lead and co-ordinate international action to protect refugees and resolve refugee problems worldwide. In more than six decades, UNHCR has helped over 65.6 million people around the world to rebuild their lives. Utilizing the expertise accumulated from years of experience, the UN Refugee Agency extends its protection to the internally displaced and stateless persons as well as refugees. Such efforts were recognized, when the organization received the Nobel Peace Prize both in 1954 and 1981.
UNHCR’s headquarters is located in Geneva. The organization employs over 10,966 staff in more than 130 countries, including the Republic of Korea. UNHCR continues to help over 65.6 million persons of concern.