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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's Comments on the Practice of Phallometry in the Czech Republic to Determine the Credibility of Asylum Claims based on Persecution due to Sexual Orientation

April 2011 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Policy/Position Papers

Nota de orientación del ACNUR sobre las solicitudes de la condición de refugiado relacionadas con la orientación sexual y la identidad de género

21 November 2008 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Policy/Position Papers

Note d'orientation du HCR sur les demandes de reconnaissance du statut de réfugié relatives à l'orientation sexuelle et à l'identité de genre

21 November 2008 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Policy/Position Papers

UNHCR Guidance Note on Refugee Claims Relating to Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

21 November 2008 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Policy/Position Papers

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