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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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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

Note on International Protection

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

UNHCR Position Paper on the Strategic Use of Resettlement

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

Policy and Procedural Guidelines: Addressing Resettlement Fraud Perpetrated by Refugees

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

Principes directeurs en matière de politique et de procédure: lutter contre la fraude à la réinstallation par des réfugiés

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

Política y directrices de procedimiento: para abordar los fraudes de reasentamiento cometidos por refugiados

March 2008 | 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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