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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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UNHCR and the Kenya Human Rights Commission: Kenya Dialogue on Gender Equality, Nationality and Statelessness

23 March 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Conference Reports

Europe must speak out on China

6 June 2011 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Examining the particular relevance of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women to the protection of women of concern to UNHCR. Joint seminar of CEDAW Committee and UNHCR

26 March 2010 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Conference Reports

SPCP - Kenya Update

March 2008 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Research, Background and Discussion Papers

Analysis of Gaps in Refugee Protection Capacity - Thailand

November 2006 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Research, Background and Discussion Papers

Putting Refugees on the Development Agenda: How Refugees and Returnees Can Contribute to Achieving the Millennium Development Goals

18 May 2005 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Legal Articles/Analyses/Commentaries

Inscrire les réfugiés à l'agenda du développement: Comment les réfugiés et les rapatriés peuvent contribuer à atteindre les objectifs du millénaire pour le développement

18 May 2005 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Legal Articles/Analyses/Commentaries

UNHCR-Stellungnahme zu den Regierungsvorlagen für ein Bundesgesetz über die Gleichbehandlung (Gleichbehandlungsgesetz - GlBG), für ein Bundesgesetz über die Gleichbehandlungskommission und die Gleichbehandlungsanwaltschaft (Gleichbehandlungskommissionsgesetz - GBK/GAW-G) und für ein Bundesgesetz, mit dem das Bundes-Gleichbehandlungsgesetz geändert wird (Bundes-Gleichbehandlungsgesetz - B-GlBG)

3 December 2003 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Comments on National Legislation

A bitter pill to swallow: obstacles facing refugee and overseas doctors in the UK

1 November 2003 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Research, Background and Discussion Papers

UNHCR-Stellungnahme zum Entwurf eines Bundesgesetzes über die Gleichbehandlung (Gleichbehandlungsgesetz - GIBG) und zum Entwurf eines Bundesgesetzes über die Gleichbehandlung im Bereich des Bundes (Bundes-Gleichbehandlungsgesetz - B-GIBG)

8 September 2003 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Comments on National Legislation

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