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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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San Jose Action Statement

7 July 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Speeches/Statements

UNHCR, Age, Gender and Diversity Good Practices in the Americas - "One step further, the methodology behind the practice"

December 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Regional Reports

Update on UNHCR's operations in the Americas

17 September 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Regional Reports

Update on UNHCR's operations in the Americas

23 September 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Regional Reports

ACNUR Informe Mundial 2012, Las Américas

June 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Annual Reports

ACNUR Informe Mundial 2012, América Latina

June 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Annual Reports

UNHCR Resettlement Handbook, Country Chapter - Argentina

June 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Handbooks/Manuals

Actualización de los Programas y Estrategias del ACNUR 2013: Las Américas

2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Regional Reports

Global Report 2011 - Americas

June 2012 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country Reports

Submission by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees for the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights' Compilation Report - Universal Periodic Review: Argentina

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

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