The United Nations Refugee Agency

Headquarters: Switzerland

1986 Balzan Prize
for Humanity, Peace and Fraternity among Peoples

In recognition of its outstanding humanitarian accomplishment, unceasingly carried out since 1951 on behalf of innumerable people of all ages and backgrounds who have been forced to flee their homelands because of political, economic and social turmoil and thus, defenceless and impoverished, face enormous difficulties of integration in national communities whose language, culture and customs are entirely foreign to them.














                        (Headquarters: Geneva, Switzerland)