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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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Information Note: UNHCR's Role with Internally Displaced Persons

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

UNHCR Policy on Harmful Traditional Practices (Annexes)

19 December 1997 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Policy/Position Papers

UNHCR Policy on Refugees in Urban Areas

12 December 1997 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Policy/Position Papers

Politique du HCR sur les réfugiés dans les zones urbaines

12 December 1997 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Policy/Position Papers

UNHCR and Prevention

8 December 1997 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Policy/Position Papers

UNHCR Brief on Statelessness and Detention Issues

27 November 1997 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Policy/Position Papers

UNHCR Note on the Principle of Non-Refoulement

November 1997 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Policy/Position Papers

UNHCR and Human Rights

6 August 1997 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Policy/Position Papers

UNHCR's 5 Priorities for Girls and Boys of Concern to UNHCR

15 July 1997 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Policy/Position Papers

Note on Cessation Clauses

30 May 1997 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Policy/Position Papers

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