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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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High Commissioner's Dialogue on Protection Challenges: "Protecting the Internally Displaced: Persisting Challenges and Fresh Thinking" (Background Paper)

25 November 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Research, Background and Discussion Papers

Background Paper, 2010 High Commissioner's Dialogue on Protection Challenges, "Protection Gaps and Challenges"

22 November 2010 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Research, Background and Discussion Papers

Document conceptuel Dialogue du Haut Commissaire sur les défis de protection. Défis pour les personnes relevant de la compétence du HCR en milieu urbain (Genève, 9-10 décembre 2009)

7 May 2009 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Research, Background and Discussion Papers

Concept Paper High Commissioner's Dialogue on Protection Challenges. Challenges for persons of concern to UNHCR in urban settings (Geneva, 9-10 December 2009)

7 May 2009 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Research, Background and Discussion Papers

Documento conceptual Diálogo del Alto Comisionado sobre los Desafíos en Materia de Protección. Desafíos para las personas de interés del ACNUR en los entornos urbanos (Ginebra, 9 -10 Diciembre 2009)

7 May 2009 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Research, Background and Discussion Papers

Protracted Refugee Situations. High Commissioner's Initiative

December 2008 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Research, Background and Discussion Papers

Situations de réfugiés prolongées. Initiative du Haut Commissaire

December 2008 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Research, Background and Discussion Papers

Les situations de réfugiés prolongées

20 November 2008 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Research, Background and Discussion Papers

Protracted Refugee Situations

20 November 2008 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Research, Background and Discussion Papers

Oral Report on the High Commissioner's Global Dialogue on International Protection. Questions and Answers

3 March 2008 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Research, Background and Discussion Papers

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