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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 United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Regional Representation for Northern Europe on the draft Decree of the Estonian Minister of the Interior from 29 March 2016 establishing the procedure for carrying out interviews with applicants for international protection

9 November 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Commentaries

UNHCR comments on the Commission proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing rules for the surveillance of the external sea borders in the context of operational cooperation coordinated by the European Agency for the Management of Operational Cooperation at the External Borders of the Member States of the European Union (Frontex) COM 2013(197) final

April 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Commentaries

UNHCR comments on the European Commission's Amended Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on common procedures for granting and withdrawing international protection status (Recast) COM (2011) 319 final

January 2012 | 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

Comentarios del ACNUR sobre la Propuesta de la Comisión Europea para la reforma del Reglamento del Parlamento Europeo y del Consejo por el que se establecen los criterios y mecanismos para la determinación del Estado miembro responsable del examen de una solicitud de protección internacional presentada en uno de los Estados miembros por un nacional de un tercer país o por un apátrida ("Dublín II") (COM(2008) 820, de 3 de diciembre de 2008) y la Propuesta de la Comisión Europea para la reforma del Reglamento del Parlamento Europeo y del Consejo relativo al establecimiento del sistema «Eurodac» para el cotejamiento de huellas dactilares para la aplicación efectiva del [Reglamento de Dublín II] (COM(2008) 825, de 3 diciembre de 2008)

18 March 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

Construire une Europe de l'asile : Recommandations de l'UNHCR pour la Présidence française de l'Union européenne (juillet - décembre 2008)

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

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