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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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UNHCR's Recommendations to the Slovenian Presidency of the European Union, January - June 2008

10 December 2007 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Commentaries

Immigration Reform and the Reorganization of Homeland Defense - "Homeland Security Act of 2002"

8 July 2002 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Commentaries

UNHCR's Comments on the European Commission's Working Document on the Relationship Between Safeguarding Internal Security and Complying With International Protection Obligations and Instruments

2 May 2002 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Commentaries

UNHCR Observations on the European Commission Proposal for a Council Framework Decision on Combating Terrorism (COM(2001) 521 final 2001/0217 (CNS))

1 November 2001 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Commentaries

Observations du HCR sur la proposition de la Commission européenne de décision-cadre du Conseil relative à la lutte contre le terrorisme (COM(2001) 521 final 2001/0217 (CNS))

1 November 2001 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Commentaries

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