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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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Richtlinien Zum Internationalen Schutz: Asylanträge von Kindern im Zusammenhang mit Artikel 1 (A) 2 und 1 (F) des Abkommens von 1951 bzw. des Protokolls von 1967 über die Rechtsstellung der Flüchtlinge

22 December 2009 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Thematic Guidelines

Guidelines on International Protection No. 8: Child Asylum Claims under Articles 1(A)2 and 1(F) of the 1951 Convention and/or 1967 Protocol relating to the Status of Refugees

22 December 2009 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Thematic Guidelines

UNHCR Guidelines on Determining the Best Interests of the Child

May 2008 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Thematic Guidelines

Directrices del ACNUR para la determinación del interés superior del menor (DIS)

May 2008 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Thematic Guidelines

Principes directeurs du HCR relatifs à la détermination de l'intérêt supérieur de l'enfant

May 2008 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Thematic Guidelines

Guidelines on Policies and Procedures in Dealing with Unaccompanied Children Seeking Asylum

February 1997 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Thematic Guidelines

Note sur les politiques et les procédures à appliquer dans le cas des enfants non accompagnés en quête d'asile

February 1997 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Thematic Guidelines

Richtlinien über allgemeine Grundsätze und Verfahren zur Behandlung asylsuchender unbegleiteter Minderjähriger

February 1997 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Thematic Guidelines

Directrices sobre políticas y procedimientos relativos al tratamiento de niños no acompañados solicitantes de asilo

February 1997 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Thematic Guidelines

Guidelines for Interviewing Unaccompanied Minors and Preparing Social Histories

October 1985 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Thematic Guidelines

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