United Nation High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

The office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) was created in 1950, during the aftermath of the Second World War, to help millions of Europeans who had fled or lost their homes. The organization had three years to complete the work and then disband.

Today, over 69 years later, the organization is still hard at work, protecting and assisting refugees around the world.

Agenda 1: forced displacement due to climate change

Research indicates that the Earth’s climate is changing at a rate that has exceeded most scientific forecasts. Some families and communities have already started to suffer from disasters and the consequences of climate change, which has forced them to leave their homes in search of a new beginning. UNHCR recognizes that the consequences of climate change are extremely serious, including for refugees and other people of concern. The Global Compact on Refugees, adopted by an overwhelming majority in the UN General Assembly in December 2018, directly addresses this growing concern. It recognizes that ‘climate, environmental degradation, and natural disasters increasingly interact with the drivers of refugee movements.

Agenda 2: improving employment opportunities for refugees, returnees, and internal displacement persons (IDPs)

Large movements of refugees and persons forcibly displaced by violence, conflict, human rights abuse, deprivation of social and economic rights, disasters, and environmental change are creating considerable challenges for countries of first asylum, transit, and destination, as well as countries of origin. These challenges include the actual and potential impact of these populations on labor markets, particularly those in difficulty even prior to large movements. Of the 17.4 million recognized refugees and registered asylum seekers, and millions of forcibly displaced persons, only a very small minority gains access to labor markets in the formal economy, opportunities for decent work, and satisfactory conditions of employment and rights protection in the workplace. Access to work may be prohibited or restricted by law and those that do manage to find work do so, in many instances, in the informal economy – the main labor market in many of the refugee-impacted countries

Chairperson

Ahmad faisal azizi

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Vice Chair Person

Hamed zaher

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Rapporteur

Suhaila Hashimi

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For any queries related to committees and agendas please contact the USG – Committees at unhrc@pimun.af or call +93 799 553311.

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