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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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The Right to Family Life and Family Unity of Refugees and Others in Need of International Protection and the Family Definition Applied

January 2018 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Research, Background and Discussion Papers

The "Essential Right" to Family Unity of Refugees and Others in Need of International Protection in the Context of Family Reunification

January 2018 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Research, Background and Discussion Papers

Discussion paper prepared for the Expert Roundtable on the Right to Family Life and Family Unity in the Context of Family Reunification

4 December 2017 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Research, Background and Discussion Papers

Review of the pilot resettlement programme in the Republic of Korea

December 2017 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Research, Background and Discussion Papers

Ensuring respect for rights in the provision of refugee protection and assistance - Summary of an expert meeting held at UNHCR, Geneva

13 November 2017 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Research, Background and Discussion Papers

Article 31 of the 1951 Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees

July 2017 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Research, Background and Discussion Papers

Evaluation of the UNHCR Quality Integration Project In the United Kingdom

July 2017 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Research, Background and Discussion Papers

UNHCR and the migration regime complex in Asia-Pacific: Between responsibility shifting and responsibility sharing

November 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Research, Background and Discussion Papers

From Care and Maintenance to Self-Reliance: Sustainable Business Model Connecting Malian Refugee Artisans to Swiss Markets Using Public-private Partnerships

November 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Research, Background and Discussion Papers

Rights at Risk: A thematic investigation into how states restrict the freedom of movement of refugees on the African Continent

October 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Research, Background and Discussion Papers

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