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The High Commissioner

Filippo Grandi became the 11th United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees on 1 January 2016.

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.  

Governance and Organisation

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