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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 Continued Protection Needs of Individuals From Kosovo

1 March 2001 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country/Situation Specific Position Papers

Kosovo Albanians in Asylum Countries: UNHCR Recommendations As Regards Return

1 March 2000 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country/Situation Specific Position Papers

UNHCR's Background Note on Ethnic Albanians From Kosovo Who Are in Continued Need of International Protection

1 March 2000 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country/Situation Specific Position Papers

Kosovo Albanians in Asylum Countries: UNHCR Recommendations As Regards Returns

1 October 1999 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country/Situation Specific Position Papers

UNHCR Position Paper: Asylum-Seekers from the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia: Particular Groups

1 October 1999 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country/Situation Specific Position Papers

Deserters and Persons Avoiding Military Service Originating From the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia in Countries of Asylum: Relevant Considerations

1 October 1999 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country/Situation Specific Position Papers

Updated UNHCR Guidelines for the Humanitarian Evacuation Programme of Kosovar Refugees in the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

11 May 1999 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country/Situation Specific Position Papers

Moving Kosovars to Albania: A Specific Form of Humanitarian Evacuation

3 May 1999 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country/Situation Specific Position Papers

Protection Framework Guidance: Kosovo Situation - Revision 1

30 April 1999 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country/Situation Specific Position Papers

UNHCR Position Paper on the Treatment of Refugees and Asylum-Seekers from Kosovo

18 November 1998 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country/Situation Specific Position Papers

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