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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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Asylum and international protection in the EU: the next five years?

16 May 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Policy/Position Papers

Implementation of the Durable Solutions Process (Sarajevo Process) for refugees from Croatia displaced by the 91-95 conflict, including cessation of refugee status

April 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Policy/Position Papers

Position Paper on Violence against Women and Girls in the European Union And Persons of Concern to UNHCR

March 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Policy/Position Papers

Refugee Family Reunification. UNHCR's Response to the European Commission Green Paper on the Right to Family Reunification of Third Country Nationals Living in the European Union (Directive 2003/86/EC)

February 2012 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Policy/Position Papers

Integration of Beneficiaries of International Protection in the European Union: Observations and Recommendations to the European Commission in its consultation on the upcoming Second European Union Agenda for Integration

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

UNHCR Note on Refugee Integration in Central Europe

April 2009 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Policy/Position Papers

UNHCR Agenda for the Integration of Refugees in Central Europe

April 2009 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Policy/Position Papers

Note on the Integration of Refugees in the European Union

May 2007 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Policy/Position Papers

Framework for Durable Solutions for Refugees and Persons of Concern

May 2003 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Policy/Position Papers

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