The purpose of the framework agreements between UNHCR and its suppliers is to define the terms of the terms of the terms and conditions of the terms of the terms of the contracts to be signed over a specified period of time, including with regard to items, price, quality, quantity and delivery. These temporary agreements (usually 3-5 years) are usually falsified as a result of an open international tender. They ensure that UNHCR can quickly place fixed-price orders for its needs, but do not guarantee that the Agency will purchase a minimum or maximum quantity of goods for the duration of the agreement. UNHCR`s framework agreements are not exclusive. The agreement updates and expands an existing agreement reached in 1997 between the two organizations. One of this year`s central objectives will be to support ongoing efforts to protect an estimated 70 million displaced people from COVID-19. About 26 million of them are refugees, 80% of whom are housed in low- and middle-income low-income and low-health countries. 40 million internally displaced people are also in need of assistance. The World Health Organization (WHO) and UNHCR, the United Nations Refugee Relief and Works Agency, today signed a new agreement to strengthen and promote public health services for millions of displaced people around the world. For many commercial transactions, it is useful for UNHCR to sign a long-term agreement with a supplier, whether it is goods or services. These are known as “framework agreements” and we have signed them with a large number of companies for items used daily by UNHCR staff, including vehicles, radios, telecommunications equipment, generators and office equipment, as well as for assistance, including tents, blankets, bed mats and kitchen kits. The fundamental principle is non-refoulement, which states that a refugee should not be returned to a country where he faces serious threats to his life or freedom.
It is now a customary rule of international law. For more information on UNHCR`s COVID-19 operations, all proposals for commercial contracts worth $40,000 or more for field operations must be approved by the Contracts Committee, while for headquarters, contracting can be approved by the HEAD of the SMS up to USD 1.5 million and , beyond that, by the main commission for contracts. In order to make UNHCR`s procurement process as transparent as possible, the SMS now publishes all procurement arising from a formal tendering process to the UN Global Marketplace (UNGM). A contract application that has not been published on UNGM requires a specific request to the SMS address. The World Health Organization plays a leading role in public health within the United Nations system. Established in 1948, WHO works with 194 Member States in six regions and more than 150 offices to promote health, protect the world and serve vulnerable people. Our goal for 2019-2023 is to ensure that one billion more people have universal health care, to protect one billion more people from health emergencies, and to provide one billion people with better health and well-being. All UNHCR contractual arrangements are governed by United Nations financial rules and regulations and financial rules for voluntary funds managed by the High Commissioner.
Recordings from the 1951 Conference of Plenipotentiaries on the Status of Refugees and Stateless Persons.