Press conference by Volker Türk, UNHCR’s Assistant High Commissioner for Protection, on 25 January

24.01.2018

Photo: UNHCR


On 25 January 2018, Volker Türk, UNHCR’s Assistant High Commissioner for Protection, will participate in the working lunch of the informal Justice and Home Affairs Ministerial Meeting in Sofia. Mr. Türk will brief EU Member States on the ongoing work towards the adoption of a global mechanism for shared responsibilities in the protection of refugees.

Following the New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants, UNHCR, in line with its mandate, is at the helm of the process leading to the adoption of the Global Compact on Refugees in 2018. The EU and its Member States are strong supporters and key to its success.

Mr. Türk will give a news conference for the journalists accredited for the meeting at 11:30 a.m. in Hall 6 of the National Palace of Culture (NDK).

For more information, please contact:

Veselin Jelev

Spokesperson of the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the EU

[email protected], +359 883 990 247

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