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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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Recommendations to the Slovak Republic for its Presidency of the Council of the EU July - December 2016

July 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: General Comments/Recommendations

UNHCR's recommendations to Luxembourg and the Netherlands for the EU Presidency

July 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: General Comments/Recommendations

UNHCR Provisional Comments and Recommendations On the Draft Amendments to the Law on Asylum and Refugees

4 December 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: General Comments/Recommendations

Moving forward on asylum and international protection in the EU's interests - UNHCR's recommendations to Greece for the EU Presidency January - June 2014

December 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: General Comments/Recommendations

Concept Note: For a Regional Roundtable on Irregular Movements by Sea in the Asia Pacific Region

January 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: General Comments/Recommendations

Moving forward on asylum in the EU: UNHCR's Recommendations to Ireland for its EU Presidency

1 December 2012 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: General Comments/Recommendations

UNHCR's Recommendations to Poland for its EU Presidency, July-December 2011

June 2011 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: General Comments/Recommendations

UNHCR's Recommendations to Hungary for its EU Presidency, January - June 2011

December 2010 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: General Comments/Recommendations

Six steps toward convergence, quality and shared responsibility : UNHCR's recommendations to Belgium for its EU Presidency, July – December 2010

June 2010 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: General Comments/Recommendations

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