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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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Global Consultations on International Protection/First Track: Chairperson's Report on Roundtable 2 - "International Cooperation to Protect Masses in Flight" (inter alia mass influx, burden and responsibility sharing, security and additional instruments)

13 December 2001 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Legal Articles/Analyses/Commentaries

Global Consultations on International Protection/First Track: Chairperson's Report on Roundtable 3 - "Upholding Refugee Protection in the Face of Contemporary Challenges involving Mixed Flows" (inter alia asylum systems)

13 December 2001 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Legal Articles/Analyses/Commentaries

Global Consultations on International Protection/First Track: Ministerial Meeting of States Parties to the 1951 Convention and/or its 1967 Protocol relating to the Status of Refugees - Summary Report of the First Day

12 December 2001 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Legal Articles/Analyses/Commentaries

Family Unity and Refugee Protection (Draft) [Global Consultations on International Protection/Second Track]

1 October 2001 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Legal Articles/Analyses/Commentaries

Article 31 of the 1951 Convention relating to the Status of Refugees: Non-Penalization, Detention and Protection [Global Consultations on International Protection/Second Track]

1 October 2001 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Legal Articles/Analyses/Commentaries

Global Consultations on International Protection/Third Track: "Protection of Refugees in the Context of Individual Asylum Systems", Chairman's Summary (27-28 September 2001)

28 September 2001 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Legal Articles/Analyses/Commentaries

Global Consultations on International Protection/Third Track: Report of the Second Meeting in the Third Track

27 September 2001 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Legal Articles/Analyses/Commentaries

Global Consultations on International Protection: Strengthening the Capacity of Countries of First Asylum in the Region to Offer Adequate Protection. Key Conclusions and Recommendations (Regional Meeting in Cairo, 3-5 July 2001)

20 September 2001 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Legal Articles/Analyses/Commentaries

Global Consultations on International Protection/Third Track: Follow-Up to the Second Meeting of the Third Track: Protection of Refugees in the Context of Individual Asylum Systems

18 September 2001 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Legal Articles/Analyses/Commentaries

Global Consultations on International Protection/Third Track: Complementary Forms of Protection

4 September 2001 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Legal Articles/Analyses/Commentaries

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