Assistant Secretary Eric Schwartz Leads U.S. Delegation to the Executive Committee Meeting of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Geneva
The United States is UNHCR’s largest donor, contributing more than $708 million in Fiscal Year 2010. UNHCR's Executive Committee meets in Geneva annually to review and approve the agency's programs and budget, advise on international protection and discuss a wide range of other issues with UNHCR and its intergovernmental and non-governmental partners. The U.S. provides humanitarian assistance on every continent through international organizations, such as UNHCR and non-governmental organizations, as they respond to new humanitarian crises, offer protection to refugees, and pursue solutions for populations of concern.
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