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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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Tripartite Memorandum of Understanding (the MoU) between the Government of Norway, the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

10 August 2005 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Memoranda of Understanding

Agreement Between the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation, ("NORAD") and United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees ("UNHCR") Regarding Provision of Financial Assistance to Voluntary Repatriation of Guatemalan Refugees from Mexico

25 June 1996 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Multilateral Treaties/Agreements

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