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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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Good Practices Paper - Action 1: Resolving Existing Major Situations of Statelessness

23 February 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Thematic Reports

Preventing and Reducing Statelessness: The 1961 Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness

March 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Thematic Reports

Protecting the Rights of Stateless Persons: The 1954 Convention relating to the Status of Stateless Persons

March 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Thematic Reports

Ensuring the right of all children to acquire a nationality: Connecting the Dots between the Convention on the Rights of the Child and the Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness

23 August 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Thematic Reports

Children and Statelessness: Information Package

23 August 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Thematic Reports

Under the Radar and Under Protected: The Urgent Need to Address Stateless Children's Rights

June 2012 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Thematic Reports

Ensuring the right of all children to acquire a nationality: Using the 50th anniversary of Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness to promote accession

2 June 2011 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Thematic Reports

The Statelessness Conventions Campaign : Why States Should Accede to the 1954 and 1961 Statelessness Conventions

October 2010 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Thematic Reports

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