Novice UNHCR: UN Commissioner for Refugees

Welcome to the UNHCR Committee at SCMUN 2020!

*Please note this committee will only be in session on 03/29/20 and is designed for middle school delegates.

Committee topics and background guides will be updated shortly.

The UN High Commissioner for Refugees or the UN Refugee Agency works to ensure that everybody has the right to seek asylum and find safe refuge, having fled violence, persecution, war, or disaster at home. The UNHCR was created in 1950, during the aftermaths of World War II. Since then, they have provided vital assistance to refugees and internally displaced and stateless people.