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UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees was established on December 14, 1950 by the United Nations General Assembly. The agency is mandated to lead and co-ordinate international action to protect refugees and resolve refugee problems worldwide. Its primary purpose is to safeguard the rights and well-being of refugees. It strives to ensure that everyone can exercise the right to seek asylum and find safe refuge in another State, with the option to return home voluntarily, integrate locally or to resettle in a third country. In more than five decades, the agency has helped an estimated 50 million people restart their lives. Today, a staff of around 7,092 people in 124 countries continues to help 35.8 million persons.  Website: www.unhcr.org
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Summary Conclusions on International Protection of Persons Fleeing Armed Conflict and Other Situations of Violence; Roundtable 13 and 14 September 2012, Cape Town, South Africa

20 December 2012 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Policy/Position Papers

Directrices de Protección Internacional No. 8: Solicitudes de asilo de niños bajo los artículos 1(A)2 y 1(F) de la Convención de 1951 y/o del Protocolo de 1967 sobre el Estatuto de los Refugiados

22 December 2009 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Thematic Guidelines

Richtlinien Zum Internationalen Schutz: Asylanträge von Kindern im Zusammenhang mit Artikel 1 (A) 2 und 1 (F) des Abkommens von 1951 bzw. des Protokolls von 1967 über die Rechtsstellung der Flüchtlinge

22 December 2009 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Thematic Guidelines

Guidelines on International Protection No. 8: Child Asylum Claims under Articles 1(A)2 and 1(F) of the 1951 Convention and/or 1967 Protocol relating to the Status of Refugees

22 December 2009 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Thematic Guidelines

Guías sobre las solicitudes de asilo relativas a la mutilacion genital feminina

May 2009 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Policy/Position Papers

Guidance Note on Refugee Claims relating to Female Genital Mutilation

May 2009 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Policy/Position Papers

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