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The High Commissioner

António Guterres, who joined UNHCR on June 15, 2005, is the UN refugee agency's 10th High Commissioner.

UK Representative

Gonzalo Vargas Llosa took up his post as UNHCR’s Representative to the UK in October 2014.  He arrived in London after four years as the Refugee Agency's Representative in the Dominican Republic. He has also served in New York, Panama and UNHCR’s Geneva headquarters, as well as on emergency missions in Pakistan, Darfur, Sudan and Libya.  

UNHCR Friends

A network of friends, ranging from high-profile Goodwill Ambassadors to enthusiastic civilian supporters, help us reach a wide audience.

Governance and Organisation

UNHCR has a well-structured mechanism and leadership in place to ensure that it meets the needs of people of concern.