Palais des Nations, Geneva
4 October 2010
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Mr. Chairman, Honourable Ministers, Excellencies.
May I express my very deep gratitude and appreciation for your leadership
and support. Thank you very much on behalf of UNHCR.
In December of this year, UNHCR will
mark its 60th birthday. Next year we will celebrate that same anniversary
for the 1951 Refugee Convention, as well as the 50th anniversary of the
1961 Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness. We will also mark 150
years since the birth of the first High Commissioner for Refugees at the