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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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High Commissioner's Dialogue on Protection Challenges: "Protecting the Internally Displaced: Persisting Challenges and Fresh Thinking" (Summary)

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

High Commissioner's Dialogue on Protection Challenges: "Protecting the Internally Displaced: Persisting Challenges and Fresh Thinking" (Concept note)

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

Ministerial Intergovernmental Event on Refugees and Stateless Persons - Pledges 2011

October 2012 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Conference Reports

Joint UNHCR / Council of Europe Colloquium on the Role of Regional Human Rights Courts in Interpreting and Enforcing Legal Standards for the Protection of Forcibly Displaced Persons

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

Summary of Deliberations on Climate Change and Displacement

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

Climate Change and Displacement: Identifying Gaps and Responses Expert Roundtable

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

Side Event to the High Commissioner's Dialogue on Protection Challenges 2010: Climate Change Displacement and International Law

8 December 2010 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Conference Reports

Concept Paper High Commissioner's Dialogue on Protection Challenges. "Protection Gaps and Responses" (Geneva, 8-9 December 2010)

17 August 2010 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Conference Reports

Round Table on the Social Rights of Refugees, Asylum-Seekers and Internally Displaced Persons: A Comparative Perspective

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

Report on the Annual Consultations with Non-Governmental Organizations prior to the Fifty-Seventh Session of the Executive Committee of UNHCR

October 2006 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Conference Reports

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