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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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Protecting the best interests of the child in Dublin Procedures - UNHCR's comments on the European Commission's Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Regulation (EU) No 604/2013 as regards determining the Member State responsible for examining the application for international protection of unaccompanied minors with no family member, sibling or relative legally present in a Member State

February 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Commentaries

ExCom: UNHCR chief calls for "New Deal" in managing the world's displaced

8 October 2010 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Commentaries

Six steps toward convergence, quality and shared responsibility

June 2010 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Commentaries

From principles to action: UNHCR's Recommendations to Spain for its European Union Presidency (January - June 2010)

December 2009 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Commentaries

De los principios a la acción: Recomendaciones del ACNUR a España en su presidencia de turno en la Unión Europea (Enero- Junio 2010)

December 2009 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Commentaries

Diez años después de Tampere: Recomendaciones del ACNUR a Suecia para su Presidencia de la Unión Europea (Julio a Diciembre de 2009)

June 2009 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Commentaries

Moving Ahead: Ten Years after Tampere. UNHCR's Recommendations to Sweden for its European Union Presidency (July-December 2009)

June 2009 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Commentaries

"A Europe Without Barriers": UNHCR's Recommendations to the Czech Republic for its European Union Presidency (January - June 2009)

December 2008 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Commentaries

Auf dem Weg zu einem Europa des Asyls: Zusammenfassung der UNHCR Empfehlungen an Frankreich für die EU-Ratspräsidentschaft (Juli-Dezember 2008)

9 June 2008 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Commentaries

Building a Europe of Asylum: UNHCR's Recommendations to France for its European Union Presidency (July - December 2008)

9 June 2008 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Commentaries

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