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EXCOM in Abstracts

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Thoolen, Hans, ed. 1990. EXCOM in Abstracts: A Bibliographic Description of Documentation Issued in the Context of UNHCR's Governing Bodies and Major International Refugee Conferences 1951-1990. Geneva: UN High Commissioner for Refugees. Centre for Documentation on Refugees. 




This booklet summarizes the official documentation submitted to the advisory bodies of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees from 1951 to 1990.  These advisory bodies include the High Commissioner's Advisory Committee, which existed from 1951 to 1954; the United Nations Refugee Fund Executive Committee, which provided guidance to the organization from 1955 to 1958; and the Executive Committee of the High Commissioner's Programme (EXCOM), which was established in 1959 and most recently held its 58th annual session in 2007.  While documents generated by EXCOM meetings since the 46th session in 1995 can be accessed on the UNHCR web site, older documents are currently not available online.  This bibliography therefore serves to fill a gap by highlighting the main issues discussed during the committee meetings.  Abstracts of each session are organized chronologically.  Selected individual documents of interest that emanated from a particular session have also been described.  Abstracts for these follow the session at which the documents were submitted.  A subject index facilitates access to issues discussed in particular sessions.  Also included in this booklet are descriptions of the major international refugee conferences for which UNHCR was the principal organizer.  The editor's introduction provides a useful overview of the three UNHCR advisory bodies, while a separate article by Anders Johnsson reviews the origins of the current Executive Committee and its mandate.  







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