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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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A Thematic Compilation of Executive Committee Conclusions, 7th edition, June 2014

June 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Conclusions on International Protection

International Protection Considerations related to developments in Ukraine

5 March 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country/Situation Specific Position Papers

UNHCR Response to ESI Letter to LIBE Suggesting Amending EU Legislation on Asylum Procedure

1 May 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Commentaries

Broken futures: young Afghan asylum seekers in the UK and on return to their country of origin

October 2012 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Research, Background and Discussion Papers

Compilation thématique des conclusions du Comité exécutif

March 2012 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Thematic Reports

UNHCR comments on the European Commission's Amended Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on common procedures for granting and withdrawing international protection status (Recast) COM (2011) 319 final

January 2012 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Commentaries

UNHCR-Anmerkungen zur geplanten Verordnung der Bundesregierung, mit der Staaten als "sichere" Herkunftsstaaten festgelegt werden

10 April 2009 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Comments on National Legislation

Background Information on the Situation in the Republic of Uzbekistan in the Context of the Return of Asylum Seekers

19 August 2003 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country/Situation Specific Position Papers

UNHCR's Concerns with the Designation of Bosnia and Herzegovina as a Safe Country of Origin

July 2003 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country/Situation Specific Position Papers

Background Information on the Situation in the Republic of Uzbekistan in the Context of the Return of Asylum Seekers

1 October 2002 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country/Situation Specific Position Papers

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