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CISAD and UNHCR: New Partnership for Refugee Support

CISAD and UNHCR: New Partnership for Refugee Support
Today (29.05.2024) we had the pleasure to host the inaugural meeting of the cooperation between the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and the Centre for International Studies and Development, Faculty of International and Political Studies, Jagiellonian University.
 
The cooperation agreement was signed by prof. dr hab Paweł Laidler, Dean of the Faculty, and Mr Kevin Allen, Representative of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Poland.
 
During the meeting, CISAD and the Faculty were represented by prof. dr hab Paweł Laidler, and dr hab Marcin Grabowski, CISAD Director. The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) was represented Astrid Castelein, Head of the UNHCR Office in Krakow, Maria Pamuła, Assistant Protection Officer, and Oskar Grzegorczyk, Assistant Government Liaison Officer.
 
The main tasks of the UNHCR Representation in Poland are to monitor access to reliable asylum procedures for asylum-seekers on Polish territory. The agreement covers cooperation aimed at exchanging and complementing knowledge, and experience between the CISAD and UNHCR Office in Krakow.