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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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Statement delivered by Volker Türk, UNHCR Assistant High Commissioner for Protection on behalf of UN Women, OHCHR and UNHCR at the High-Level Side Event on Equal Nationality Rights

10 March 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Speeches/Statements

UNHCR welcomes entry into force of the Istanbul Convention and encourages worldwide accession

30 July 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Speeches/Statements

La trata y su incidencia en la protección internacional de refugiados - Ponencia del ACNUR ante el Congreso Internacional sobre los Derechos Humanos de las Mujeres Migrantes, auspiciado por la Secretaría de Relaciones Exteriores del Gobierno de México (25 de abril de 2006)

25 April 2006 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Speeches/Statements

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