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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 the interpretation of the extended refugee definition in the 1984 Cartagena Declaration; roundtable 15 and 16 October 2013, Montevideo, Uruguay

7 July 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Conference Reports

Directrices de elegibilidad del ACNUR para la evaluación de las necesidades de protección internacional de los solicitantes de asilo de Afganistán

July 2009 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country/Situation Specific Position Papers

The responsibility to protect - closing the gaps in the international protection regime and the new EXCOM Conclusion on Complementary Forms of Protection, Presentation by Erika Feller, Director of International Protection, UNHCR, to the "Moving On: Forced Migration and Human Rights" conference, NSW Parliament House, Sydney, Australia, 22 November 2005

22 November 2005 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Speeches/Statements

Conclusion on the Provision of International Protection Including Through Complementary Forms of Protection

7 October 2005 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Conclusions on International Protection

Module d'autoformation 2: Détermination du statut de réfugié. Déterminer qui est un réfugié

1 September 2005 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Training Manuals

Self-Study Module 2: Refugee Status Determination. Identifying Who is a Refugee

1 September 2005 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Training Manuals

Self-Study Module 1: An Introduction to International Protection. Protecting Persons of Concern to UNHCR

1 August 2005 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Training Manuals

Module d'autoformation 1: Introduction à la protection internationale. Protéger les personnes relevant de la compétence du HCR

1 August 2005 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Training Manuals

Protection Mechanisms Outside of the 1951 Convention ("Complementary Protection")

June 2005 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Research, Background and Discussion Papers

Statement by Ms. Erika Feller, Director, Department of International Protection, on the Refugee Definition (Brussels, Strategic Committee for Immigration, Frontiers and Asylum (SCIFA))

6 November 2002 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Speeches/Statements

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