UNITED NATIONS HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR REFUGEES (UNHCR)
CHAIR: CARLOS ASOREY
APPROXIMATE COMMITTEE SIZE: 190 (DOUBLE DELEGATION)
The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees is the UN Agency dedicated to supporting forcibly displaced and stateless people worldwide, including refugees and internally displaced people. Since its founding in 1950, the UNHCR has worked to ensure the safety, dignity, and future of displaced persons around the world by supporting and coordinating front-line efforts, advocating for policies in support of displaced persons, and voluntarily repatriating, resettling, and integrating refugees. With displacement levels reaching their highest recorded levels in recent years, the UNHCR’s work is more crucial now than ever before.
Building a Framework to Improve Refugee Integration in Urban Areas
Developing a Comprehensive Strategy to Address Global Refugee Resettlement Needs
BACKGROUND GUIDE COMING SOON
NAIMUN strives to provide every delegate with a well-rounded, educational, and enjoyable experience. The learning objectives for UNHCR are as follows. Delegates will:
Learn about the distinct roles that intergovernmental organizations, states, and non-state actors play in addressing the challenges of displaced persons worldwide
Recognize the unique challenges faced by refugees integrating into urban communities and the importance of local-level partnerships in addressing these challenges
Understand the need for resettlement as a long-term solution and the underlying causes of the deep gap between the number of resettled people and people needing resettlement
Gain a better understanding of current refugee crises across the globe and the pressures placed on host countries bordering conflict areas
Draw insights on how domestic political pressures shape the global response to the refugee crisis
About the Chair
Carlos Asorey is an international student from Madrid, Spain in the Walsh School of Foreign Service’s Class of 2021. He is majoring in International Economics and is a Global Business Fellow between the School of Foreign Service and the McDonough Business School. At Georgetown, Carlos had the privilege of serving as USG of ECOSOCs in last year’s NAIMUN and as CM of the Boeing Committee in last year’s NCSC, NAIMUN’s sister university-level conference. On campus, he is involved with different extracurricular activities including the university’s investment fund, startup accelerator, a children’s tutoring program. He is looking forward to chairing the UNHCR committee and cannot be more excited to welcome you to this coming NAIMUN in February.