United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi

UN General Assembly re-elects Grandi as high commissioner for refugees

ANI | Updated: Nov 24, 2020 02:51 IST


New York [US], November 24 (ANI/Sputnik): The UN General Assembly on Monday re-elected High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi for a two-and-a-half-year term, the UN Refugee Agency said in a press release.

"The United Nations General Assembly today renewed the mandate of Filippo Grandi as United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees for a further two-and-a-half-year period," the statement said.
Before the election, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres submitted his recommendation to the General Assembly to extend Grandi's mandate, the release noted.
Grandi, an Italian national, has been serving as the UN High Commissioner for Refugees since January 1, 2016, after a 30-year experience working in refugee affairs for the United Nations. (ANI/Sputnik)

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