UNHCR

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

President: Regina Montserrat Villalpando Camberos

Chair: Sebastián Lamparero García, Lourdes Miranda Guzmán Flores, Karla Ximena Juárez Mendoza, Johanna Hernández Miranda y Daniel Alejandro Aguilar Ayala

Topic A) Strategies to face the humanitarian crisis in Bangladesh, as a consequence of the extreme migratory measures taken towards the Rohingya Muslim population in Myanmar

​Topic B) Strategies to combat the migratory crisis of refugees in Southeastern Europe due to the civil conflict against the Bashar al-Ásad government in Syria

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Committee's outline and faculties

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees was established on 14 December 1950 by the United Nations General Assembly during the aftermath of the Second World War in order to help millions of Europeans who had fled or lost their properties. The agency's primary purpose is to coordinate and lead international action for refugee protection worldwide and to safeguard the rights and well-being of people who have been forced to flee. For over half a century communities and the organization’s international staff of 7,685 workers in 126 countries, UNHCR has helped millions of refugees, returnees, stateless people, the internally displaced and asylum-seekers in 135 countries around the world, to restart their lives. And continues working in ensuring that everybody has the right to seek asylum and find safe refuge in another country, always taking into account the strive to secure lasting solutions.

Facultades:

Since 1950 The organization has focused on assisting and protecting the rights of most refugees around the world. The protection, shelter, health and education of the organization has been crucial these last years because of new geopolitical, economic and religious conflicts between nations that mainly affect their populations in marginalized situations.

UNHCR main roles and faculties are: 

  • Creation of emergency accommodation and transportation for refugees and returnees.

  • Legal advice on asylum matters, in order to have a more diligent reintegration into society.

  • Provision of resources such as prevention, protection and treatment of diseases, reproductive health services, food security, nutrition, water, sanitation and hygiene services.

  • Launch of rapid emergency responses within 72 hours in case of national emergency.

  • Work is carried out within national political, economic and social structures so that policies, practices and laws comply with international standards, in both countries of asylum and countries of origin.