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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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Climate change, disaster and displacement in the Global Compacts: UNHCR's perspectives

November 2017 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Commentaries

UNHCR Comments on the Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council laying down standards for the reception of applicants for international protection (recast) – COM (2016) 465

August 2017 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Commentaries

CAR violence driving more refugees into northern DRC, local communities stretched to cope

18 July 2017 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Commentaries

UNHCR Comments on the European Commission Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the establishment of 'Eurodac' for the comparison of fingerprints for the effective application of [Regulation (EU) No 604/2013 establishing the criteria and mechanisms for determining the Member State responsible for examining an application for international protection lodged in one of the Member States by a third-country national or a stateless person], for identifying an illegally staying third-country national or stateless person and on requests for the comparison with Eurodac data by Member States' law enforcement authorities and Europol for law enforcement purposes (recast) - COM (2016) 272

May 2017 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Commentaries

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Confidential Comments, Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, 61st Session: Uruguay

May 2017 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Commentaries

UNHCR Submission on Argentina : UPR 28th Session

March 2017 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Commentaries

UNHCR Submission on Czech Republic : UPR 28th Session

March 2017 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Commentaries

UNHCR Submission on Ghana : UPR 28th Session

March 2017 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Commentaries

UNHCR Submission on Guatemala : UPR 28th Session

March 2017 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Commentaries

UNHCR Submission on Japan : UPR 28th Session

March 2017 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Commentaries

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