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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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Workshop on Search and rescue of refugees and migrants in the Mediterranean: Practitioners' perspectives - Sanremo, 7-9 March 2016

9 March 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Conference Reports

Onward Movement Of Asylum-seekers And Refugees: Discussion paper prepared for the Expert Roundtable on Onward Movement

25 September 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Conference Reports

Co-chairs' Summary: International Workshop on the Protection of Irregular Movements of Persons at Sea Jakarta, Indonesia, 21- 22 April 2014

22 April 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Conference Reports

Co-Chairs' Summary : "Mapping Disembarkation Options: Towards Strengthening Cooperation in Managing Irregular Movements by Sea," 3-4 March 2014 Bangkok, Thailand

4 March 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Conference Reports

Background Paper : "Mapping Disembarkation Options: Towards Strengthening Cooperation in Managing Irregular Movements by Sea"

4 March 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Conference Reports

Concept Note : Meeting under the RSO Auspices on "Mapping Disembarkation Options: Towards Strengthening Cooperation in Managing Irregular Movements by Sea," 23-24 January 2014 Bangkok, Thailand

December 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Conference Reports

Caribbean Regional Conference on the Protection of Vulnerable Persons in Mixed Migration Flows - Promoting Cooperation and Identification of Good Practices

23 May 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Conference Reports

Summary Conclusions: Refugees and Asylum-Seekers in Distress at Sea - how best to respond? Expert Meeting in Djibouti, 8 to 10 November 2011

5 December 2011 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Conference Reports

Refugees and asylum-seekers in distress at sea – how best to respond? - Expert Meeting

10 November 2011 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Conference Reports

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