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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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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

Mexico: Another journalist murdered in Veracruz; 5 killed under Governor Javier Duarte

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

Good News from Chiapas— But a Larger Challenge for Mexico

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

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

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

Compilación de Buenas Prácticas en Materia de Edad, Género y Diversidad (Oficina para las Américas)

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

Global Report 2010 - Americas

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

Global Report 2010 - Latin America

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

UNHCR intervention before the Court of Appeal of Ontario in the case of Issasi v. Rosenzweig

21 March 2011 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Court Interventions / Amicus Curiae

UNHCR hails Mexico as new refugee law comes into force

28 January 2011 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Actualización de los Programas y Estrategias del ACNUR 2011: Las Américas

2011 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Regional Reports

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