United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees


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Topic 1 - "Preventing refugee crises - A Pro-active approach"

For the past few years the international community has been a witness of the biggest wave of refugees and Internally Displaced Persons since World War Two, with a total number of victims estimated at ca. 63 million people worldwide. Several major conflicts, especially those in Afghanistan in 1979 and 2001, had built upon each other and ultimately resulted in such an extreme situation. However, the most pressing influx of involuntary migrants has its roots in war-torn Syria; its citizens are now traversing Europe and the Middle East. Unfortunately, all of the aforementioned issues strikingly show the lack of an effective international cooperation. The Slovak Republic, being a member of the UNHCR since 1993, strives to continue taking an active part in the global humanitarian ef...

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