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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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Observations by the UNHCR Regional Representation for Northern Europe on the Inquiry "Barnkonventionen blir svensk lag" SOU 2016:19

14 October 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Comments on National Legislation

High Commissioner's opening statement at the 67th session of the Executive Committee of the High Commissioner's Programme

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

This Is Who We Are – A study of the profile, experiences and reasons for flight of unaccompanied and separated children from Afghanistan seeking asylum in Sweden in 2015

October 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country Reports

This Is Who We Are Part 2 – Documentation of the secondary findings from the profiling survey of unaccompanied Afghan children arriving to Sweden in 2015

October 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country Reports

Overview on UNHCR's operations Regional update - Europe

28 September 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Regional Reports

Profiling Study of Unaccompanied or Separated Afghan Children Arriving in Sweden in 2015

26 August 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country Reports

Observations by the UNHCR Regional Representation for Northern Europe on the Law Proposal (Ds 2016:21) concerning activities for asylum-seekers and municipality placements of unaccompanied children

August 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Comments on National Legislation

Observations by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Regional Representation for Northern Europe on the draft law proposal on restrictions of the possibility to obtain a residence permit in Sweden ("Begränsningar av möjligheten att få uppehållstillstånd i Sverige – utkast till lagrådsremiss")

10 March 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Comments on National Legislation

Europe's Refugee Emergency Response - Update #17, 1 – 7 January 2016

7 January 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: UNHCR Country Updates

Ethiopian refugee family from Yemen start over in Sweden

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

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