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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

Roland Schilling took up his post as UNHCR Representative in London in July 2009.  He arrived in the UK after four years in Ankara as the Refugee Agency's Deputy Representative.

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.