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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 - Universal Periodic Review: The Kingdom of Bahrain

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

Excerpts of Concluding Observations and Recommendations from UN Treaty Monitoring Bodies - Universal Periodic Review: Bahrain

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

Excerpts of Concluding Observations and Recommendations from UN Treaty Bodies and Special Procedure Reports - Universal Periodic Review: Ecuador

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

Submission by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees for the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights' Compilation Report - Universal Periodic Review: Brazil

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

Submission by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees for the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights' Compilation Report - Universal Periodic Review: India

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

Submission by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees for the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights' Compilation Report - Universal Periodic Review: South Africa

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

Rapport de Situation du CCCM: Période du 21 Septembre au 05 Octobre 2011

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

Report of the Joint Mission UNHCR- WFP for the Revision and Re-evaluation of the Relief and Recovery Operation in Favor of Colombian Refugees in Ecuador

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

Alternatives to the Detention of Asylum-seekers in Belgium

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

Protectors, Providers, Survivors: A Dialogue with Refugee Women In Finland

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

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