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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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Wars in Syria and Iraq drive highest asylum numbers in 22 years

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

Update on UNHCR's operations in Europe

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

Informal Meeting of the Justice and Home Affairs Council Dublin, 17 January 2013

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

As Syria crisis continues, UNHCR urges EU states to uphold Common Asylum System principles

16 October 2012 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

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

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

Tripartites Abkommen zwischen dem Schweizerischen Bundesrat, der Regierung der Islamischen Republik Afghanistan und dem UN-Flüchtlingshochkommissariat (UNHCR)

5 October 2006 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Multilateral Treaties/Agreements

Accord tripartite entre le Conseil fédéral suisse, le Gouvernement de la République islamique d'Afghanistan et le Haut Commissariat des Nations Unies pour les réfugiés (HCR)

5 October 2006 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Multilateral Treaties/Agreements

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