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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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After 23 years, still hoping for a better future

30 June 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Four States to accede to statelessness conventions today in Geneva

1 July 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

UNHCR welcomes Georgia's accession to the 1954 Convention Relating to the Status of Stateless Persons

29 December 2011 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Georgia project leads the way for socio-economic integration of refugees

20 December 2010 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

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