United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is a UN agency mandated to aid and protect refugees, forcibly displaced communities, and stateless people, and to assist in their voluntary repatriation, local integration or resettlement to a third country. It is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, with over 17,300 staff working in 135 countries.

UNHCR was established on 14 December 1950 and succeeded the earlier United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration. The agency is mandated to lead and coordinate international action to protect refugees and resolve refugee problems worldwide. Its primary purpose is to safeguard the rights and well-being of refugees. It strives to ensure that everyone can exercise the right to seek asylum and find safe refuge in another state, with the option to return home voluntarily, integrate locally or resettle in a third country.


“Deliberating upon the measures to support the social inclusion of refugees.”

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Rahul Menon
High Commissioner

Rahul is currently working as a contract based trainer for public speaking, communication, international and political understanding and is delighted to be the chairperson of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.

Rahul has an immense experience in the field of public speaking and has worked with HDFC and standard chartered.He is honoured to be appointed as a jury member for various competitive debates, model united nations conferences, parliamentary debates and intellectual academic conferences.



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Vaibhav Khanna
Deputy Commissioner

Vaibhav is currently completing his law degree at Amity University, Noida.

He has worked as an intern with various firms and has been actively involved as an organizing member in conducting educational training Workshops for ImpleMentors.

He is co-chairing the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees at SNAMUN’21


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