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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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Guidelines on International Protection No. 11 : Prima Facie Recognition of Refugee Status

24 June 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Policy/Position Papers

Risks growing for increasing numbers of refugees and migrants crossing the Western Balkans

12 June 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

60th Meeting of the Standing Committee - Agenda item 2: International Protection (1 July 2014), Speech by Volker Türk

1 July 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Speeches/Statements

Submission by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) For the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights' Compilation Report – Universal Periodic Review: The Republic of Turkey

June 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Compilations

Guidelines on Temporary Protection or Stay Arrangements

February 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Thematic Guidelines

Coping with Contemporary Conflicts: 'Conflict refugees' and the 1951 Convention protection regime

23 April 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Speeches/Statements

Global Roundtable on Temporary Protection, 15 – 16 July 2013

15 March 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Conference Reports

Roundtable on Temporary Protection : 19-20 July 2012. International Institute of Humanitarian Law, San Remo, Italy : Summary Conclusions on Temporary Protection

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

Roundtable on Temporary Protection : 19-20 July 2012. International Institute of Humanitarian Law, San Remo, Italy : Discussion Paper

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

International Protection Considerations with regard to people fleeing the Syrian Arab Republic

June 2012 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country/Situation Specific Position Papers

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