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Framework for Cooperation between the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and the Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration, U.S. Department of State

UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres and Ambassador Betty E. King, United States Permanent Representative to the United Nations Office at Geneva, signed a cooperation agreement for 2010-2011 during a meeting on 21 April 2010.

The Framework for Cooperation is a policy document that defines the priorities and commitments of the UN refugee agency and the State Department's Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration (BPRM) for cooperation and collaboration throughout the year. The annual accord also acts as a guide to measure impact and performance.

The first such framework cooperation agreement between UNHCR and PRM was signed in 2000, and the practice has continued as a testament to the mutual confidence and commitment that the two sides have in each other as partners. The US Government continues to be UNHCR's biggest donor.