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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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Submission by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees for the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights' Compilation Report (Excerpts of Treaty Body Concluding Observations and Special Procedure Reports) - Universal Periodic Review: Zambia

4 January 2007 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Commentaries

The Hague Programme two years on: UNHCR's Recommendations to the German Presidency of the European Union (January-June 2007)

December 2006 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Commentaries

Diálogo de Alto Nivel sobre Migración Internacional y Desarrollo: Observaciones y recomendaciones del ACNUR

28 June 2006 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Commentaries

The High-Level Dialogue on International Migration and Development: UNHCR's Observations and Recommendations

28 June 2006 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Commentaries

Hochrangiger Dialog über Internationale Migration und Entwicklung: Beobachtungen und Empfehlungen von UNHCR

28 June 2006 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Commentaries

Dialogue de Haut Niveau sur les Migrations Internationales et le Développement: Observations et Recommandations de l'UNHCR

28 June 2006 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Commentaries

UNHCR Observations on the Communication From the Commission to the Council and the European Parliament on Strengthened Practical Cooperation - New Structures, New Approaches: Improving the Quality of Decision Making in the Common European Asylum System [COM(2006) 67 final, 17 February 2006]

25 April 2006 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Commentaries

UNHCR Observations on the European Commission's Proposal for a Directive on Common Standards and Procedures in Member States for Returning Illegally Staying Third-Country Nationals (COM(2005) 391 final)

16 December 2005 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Commentaries

Observations du HCR sur la proposition de la Commission européenne de directive relative aux normes et procédures communes applicables dans les États membres au retour des ressortissants de pays tiers en séjour irrégulier (COM (2005) 391 final)

16 December 2005 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Commentaries

Observaciones del ACNUR a la Propuesta de la Comisión Europea sobre la Directiva relativa a los procedimientos y garantías / estándares comunes en los Estados miembros, para el retorno de nacionales de terceros países que se encuentren ilegalmente en su territorio (COM (2005) 391 final)

16 December 2005 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Commentaries

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