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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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Recomendaciones del ACNUR sobre el retorno de los iraquíes que se encuentran fuera de su país - Posición respecto de sus necesidades de protección internacional

18 December 2006 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country/Situation Specific Position Papers

Recommandations et position de l'UNHCR sur le retour et les besoins de protection internationale des irakiens ayant fui l'Irak

18 December 2006 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country/Situation Specific Position Papers

Aide-Mémoire: Protecting Palestinians in Iraq and Seeking Humanitarian Solutions for Those Who Fled the Country

December 2006 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country/Situation Specific Position Papers

UNHCR Position on the International Protection Needs of Asylum-Seekers From Lebanon Displaced as a Result of the Recent Conflict

15 November 2006 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country/Situation Specific Position Papers

Update on International Protection Needs of Asylum-Seekers From Côte d'Ivoire

5 October 2006 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country/Situation Specific Position Papers

Update on International Protection Needs of Asylum-Seekers From Togo

7 August 2006 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country/Situation Specific Position Papers

Consideraciones del ACNUR sobre las necesidades de protección de las personas desplazadas debido al conflicto en Líbano y sus potenciales respuestas

3 August 2006 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country/Situation Specific Position Papers

UNHCR Considerations on the Protection Needs of Persons Displaced Due to the Conflict in Lebanon and on Potential Responses

3 August 2006 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country/Situation Specific Position Papers

UNHCR's Position on the Continued International Protection Needs of Individuals From Kosovo

June 2006 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country/Situation Specific Position Papers

Migration Amendment (Designated Unauthorised Arrivals) Bill. Submission of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees to the Senate Legal and Constitutional Legislation Committee

22 May 2006 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country/Situation Specific Position Papers

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