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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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UNHCR Position on the Proposal for a Directive on Common Standards and Procedures in Member States for Returning Illegally Staying Third-Country Nationals

16 June 2008 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Commentaries

Posición del ACNUR sobre la "Propuesta de la Directiva sobre procedimientos y normas comunes en los Estados miembros para el retorno de nacionales de terceros países que se encuentren ilegalmente en su territorio

16 June 2008 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Commentaries

Auf dem Weg zu einem Europa des Asyls: Zusammenfassung der UNHCR Empfehlungen an Frankreich für die EU-Ratspräsidentschaft (Juli-Dezember 2008)

9 June 2008 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Commentaries

Building a Europe of Asylum: UNHCR's Recommendations to France for its European Union Presidency (July - December 2008)

9 June 2008 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Commentaries

Construire une Europe de l'asile : Recommandations de l'UNHCR pour la Présidence française de l'Union européenne (juillet - décembre 2008)

9 June 2008 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Commentaries

Construyendo una Europa de Asilo. Recomendaciones del ACNUR a Francia para la Presidencia de la Unión Europea (Julio - Diciembre 2008)

9 June 2008 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Commentaries

UNHCR Observations on the Commission Proposal for a Council Directive Amending Directive 2003/109/EC Establishing a Long-Term Residence Status to Extend its Scope to Beneficiaries of International Protection

29 February 2008 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Commentaries

Anmerkungen von UNHCR zum Vorschlag der Kommission für eine Richtlinie des Rates zur Änderung der Richtlinie 2003/109/EG zur Festlegung der langfristigen Aufenthaltsberechtigung zwecks Erweiterung ihres Anwendungsbereichs auf Personen mit internationalem Schutzstatus

29 February 2008 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Commentaries

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: Switzerland

7 January 2008 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Commentaries

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: Republic of Korea

7 January 2008 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Commentaries

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