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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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Building on the Lessons Learned to Make the Relocation Schemes Work More Effectively

January 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

"Greece as a Country of Asylum" - UNHCR's Recommendations

6 April 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

The CEAS at a crossroads: Consolidation and implementation at a time of new challenges. UNHCR's recommendations to Latvia for the EU Presidency January - June 2015

January 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

UNHCR Recommendations on the Relevant Aspects of the Protection of Statelessness Persons in Italy

October 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Addis Ababa Commitment Towards Somali Refugees

20 August 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Consolidating the CEAS: innovative approaches after the Stockholm Programme? UNHCR's recommendations to Italy for the EU Presidency July - December 2014

24 June 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Syrians in Greece: Protection Considerations and UNHCR Recommendations

17 April 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

The High Commissioner's Structured Dialogue on NGO-IFRC-UNHCR Partnership - An initiative to improve partnership between UNHCR and NGOs in 2012 and beyond

January 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Recommendations Relevant to Statelessness made during the First Cycle of the Universal Periodic Review (2008-2011)

13 September 2012 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Ministerial Communiqué

8 December 2011 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

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