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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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Addressing Security Concerns Without Undermining Refugee Protection - UNHCR's Perspective

17 December 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Research, Background and Discussion Papers

Submission by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees For the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights' Compilation Report Universal Periodic Review: 2nd Cycle, 25th Session - Suriname

September 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country Reports

Submission by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in the case of F.G. v. Sweden (Application No. 43611/11)

13 October 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Court Interventions / Amicus Curiae

64th Session of the Executive Committee of the High Commissioner's Programme Agenda point 5(a) Statement by Volker Türk Director of International Protection

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

Compilation of recommendations relating to statelessness made during the first cycle (1st - 12th sessions) of the Human Rights Council's Universal Periodic Review

11 July 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Compilations

Compilation of recommendations relating to statelessness made during the Second Cycle (13th - 16th sessions) of the Human Rights Council's Universal Periodic Review

11 July 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Compilations

Statement by Ms. Erika Feller, Assistant High Commissioner (Protection) High Level Segment of the 22nd session of the Human Rights Council

26 February 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Statement by Ms. Erika Feller, Assistant High Commissioner (Protection) - High Level Segment of the 22nd session of the Human Rights Council

26 February 2013 | 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: Bangladesh

October 2012 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Compilations

Update on the Solutions Strategy for Afghan Refugees

September 2012 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Annual Reports

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