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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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No more excuses: Provide education to all forcibly displaced people

May 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Policy/Position Papers

Lineamientos sobre el retorno de ciudadanos haitianos

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

Note on international protection

31 May 2010 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Policy/Position Papers

Policy Statement on HIV Testing and Counselling in Health Facilities for Refugees, Internally Displaced Persons and other Persons of Concern to UNHCR

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

Cambio climático, desastres naturales y desplazamiento humano: la perspectiva del ACNUR

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

Climate Change, Natural Disasters and Human Displacement: A UNHCR Perspective

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

Note on International Protection

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

Policy Framework and Implementation Strategy: UNHCR's Role in Support of the Return and Reintegration of Displaced Populations

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

Note on HIV/AIDS and the Protection of Refugees, IDPs and Other Persons of Concern

5 April 2006 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Policy/Position Papers

Note sur le VIH/SIDA et la protection des réfugiés, des déplacés internes et des autres personnes relevant de la compétence du HCR

5 April 2006 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Policy/Position Papers

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