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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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Résumé de la stratégie et des activités du HCR concernant les enfants et adolescents réfugiés

September 2000 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Policy/Position Papers

Interception of Asylum-Seekers and Refugees: the International Framework and Recommendations for a Comprehensive Approach

9 June 2000 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Policy/Position Papers

UNHCR's Policy on Older Refugees

19 April 2000 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Policy/Position Papers

Internally Displaced Persons: The Role of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

6 March 2000 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Policy/Position Papers

UNHCR Position Paper on Gender-Related Persecution

1 January 2000 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Policy/Position Papers

Ending Asylum: Protection Concerns Relevant to Mass Return in the Kosovo Operation

11 June 1999 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Policy/Position Papers

Critical Issues Relating to Women and Children

19 April 1999 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Policy/Position Papers

UNHCR Position Paper on Relocating Internally as a Reasonable Alternative to Seeking Asylum (The So-Called "Internal Flight Alternative" or "Relocation Principle")

9 February 1999 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Policy/Position Papers

Note on Burden and Standard of Proof in Refugee Claims

16 December 1998 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Policy/Position Papers

Information Note: UNHCR's Role with Internally Displaced Persons

20 November 1998 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Policy/Position Papers

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