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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

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

Guidance Note on safeguards against unlawful or irregular removal of refugees and asylum-seekers

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

Guidelines on Statelessness No. 4: Ensuring Every Child's Right to Acquire a Nationality through Articles 1-4 of the 1961 Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness

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

Guidelines on Statelessness No. 3: The Status of Stateless Persons at the National Level

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

UNHCR's observations on future arrangements for EU Funding in the area of Home Affairs after 2013

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

Note on International Protection

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

Staff safety and security issues, including refugee security

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

The role of host countries: the cost and impact of hosting refugees

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

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