The purpose of UNHCR is to protect and promote the human rights of refugees, which includes the rights to find safety in another State. UNHCR helps refugees either return home voluntarily, integrate locally, or resettle in a third country.
UNHCR is led by the High Commissioner for Refugees – currently António Guterres, former Prime Minister of Portugal – who is appointed by the General Assembly. The High Commissioner is supported by an Executive Committee of 87 Member States that meets once a year.
Environmentally Displaced Persons (EDP)