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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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Documento conceptual Diálogo del Alto Comisionado sobre los Desafíos en Materia de Protección. Desafíos para las personas de interés del ACNUR en los entornos urbanos (Ginebra, 9 -10 Diciembre 2009)

7 May 2009 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Research, Background and Discussion Papers

Household energy in refugee and IDP camps: challenges and solutions for UNHCR,

5 May 2009 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Research, Background and Discussion Papers

UNHCR's 10-Point Plan in Central America, Western Africa, Eastern Africa and Asia - A three-year project

May 2009 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Research, Background and Discussion Papers

'You will be sold like a doll': the trafficking of Latvian women into the Danish sex industry,

1 May 2009 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Research, Background and Discussion Papers

Considerations on the Issue of Human Trafficking from the Perspective of International Refugee Law and UNHCR's Mandate

March 2009 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Research, Background and Discussion Papers

Consideraciones en materia de trata de personas desde la perspectiva del derecho internacional de los refugiados y el mandato del ACNUR

March 2009 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Research, Background and Discussion Papers

A tale of three cities: internal displacement, urbanization and humanitarian action in Abidjan, Khartoum and Mogadishu

March 2009 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Research, Background and Discussion Papers

Testing migration hypotheses: the movement of people from Pakistan to Catalonia

February 2009 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Research, Background and Discussion Papers

Realizing protection space for Iraqi refugees: UNHCR in Syria, Jordan and Lebanon

24 January 2009 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Research, Background and Discussion Papers

A surrogate state? The role of UNHCR in protracted refugee situations,

5 January 2009 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Research, Background and Discussion Papers

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