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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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Joint Programme between the Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran, the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, and UNHCR for voluntary repatriation of Afghan refugees and displaced persons

8 March 2006 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Memoranda of Understanding

Returnee and Displaced Person Monitoring Framework (RMF). Inter-agency Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the United Nations Mission in Bosnia and Herzegovina (UNMIBH), the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), and the European Community Monitoring Mission (ECMM)

2 February 1999 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Memoranda of Understanding

WFP/UNHCR Cooperation Memorandum of Understanding on the Joint Working Arrangements for Refugee, Returnee and Internally Displaced Persons

31 March 1997 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Memoranda of Understanding

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