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Forced displacement and the role of the ICRC: perspectives for the twenty-first century

31-12-2012 Article, International Review of the Red Cross, No. 888, by António Guterres

Perspectives on the ICRC – Opinion notes


António Guterres became the tenth UN High Commissioner for Refugees on 15 June 2005, and was re-elected by the UN General Assembly in April 2010. Before joining UNHCR, Mr Guterres spent more than twenty years in government and public life, serving as Prime Minister of Portugal from 1996 to 2002.