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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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Seeing migrants, selecting refugees: a historical study of Chinese settlement in Canada and New Zealand

30 January 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Research, Background and Discussion Papers

Actualización de los Programas y Estrategias del ACNUR 2013: Las Américas

2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Regional Reports

UNHCR intervention before the Supreme Court of Canada in the case of Ezokola v. Canada (Minister of Citizenship and Immigration)

15 December 2012 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Court Interventions / Amicus Curiae

The Impact of the Lack of Legal Representation in the Canadian Asylum Process

6 November 2012 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Legal Articles/Analyses/Commentaries

Global Report 2011 - Americas

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

Filling the protection gap: current trends in complementary protection in Canada, Mexico and Australia.

31 May 2012 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Research, Background and Discussion Papers

UNHCR Submission on Bill C-31 : Protecting Canada's Immigration System Act

May 2012 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Comments on National Legislation

UNHCR welcomes adoption of Joint EU Resettlement Programme

30 March 2012 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Statelessness in the Canadian Context : An updated discussion paper

March 2012 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country Reports

Age, Gender and Diversity: Best Practice Compilation (Bureau for the Americas)

2012 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Compilations

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