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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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UNHCR Observations on the proposed amendments to the Act No. 19 of 1997 (the National Insurance Act) and Regulations, Act No. 41 of 26 June 1998 concerning Cash Benefit for Parents with Small Children and the Law on supplementary benefit for persons who have only lived a short period in Norway

October 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Comments on National Legislation

Observations by the UNHCR Regional Representation for Northern Europe on the Law Proposal (Ds 2016:21) concerning activities for asylum-seekers and municipality placements of unaccompanied children

August 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Comments on National Legislation

Commentaires du Haut Commissariat des Nations Unies pour les réfugiés au sujet des amendements gouvernementaux au projet de loi n°6775 relatif à l'accueil des demandeurs de protection internationale

24 November 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Comments on National Legislation

Commentaires du Haut Commissariat des Nations Unies pour les réfugiés au sujet du projet de loi n° 6775 relatif à l'accueil des demandeurs de protection internationale

10 July 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Comments on National Legislation

UNHCR's Observations on the proposed amendments to the Norwegian Immigration Regulation Forslag til end ring i utlendingsforskriften - 15-manedsregel for saksbehandlingen i Utlendingsnemnda (UNE)

October 2012 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Comments on National Legislation

UNHCR Submission on Bill C-31 : Protecting Canada's Immigration System Act

May 2012 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Comments on National Legislation

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