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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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Summary Note: UNHCR's Strategy and Activities Concerning Refugee Children

October 2005 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Policy/Position Papers

Résumé de la stratégie et des activités du HCR concernant les enfants et adolescents réfugiés

September 2000 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Policy/Position Papers

Critical Issues Relating to Women and Children

19 April 1999 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Policy/Position Papers

UNHCR's 5 Priorities for Girls and Boys of Concern to UNHCR

15 July 1997 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Policy/Position Papers

UNHCR Policy on Adoption

22 August 1995 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Policy/Position Papers

Politique du HCR concernant les enfants réfugiés

6 August 1993 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Policy/Position Papers

UNHCR Policy on Refugee Children

6 August 1993 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Policy/Position Papers

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