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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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SPCP - Benin/Burkina Faso Update

September 2006 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Research, Background and Discussion Papers

Refugee policy in Eurasia: The CIS Conference and EU Enlargement Process 1996-2005

31 August 2006 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Research, Background and Discussion Papers

Presentación del ACNUR en el XXXIII Curso de derecho internacional - Retos contemporáneos de la protección internacional de refugiados

18 August 2006 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Research, Background and Discussion Papers

Presentación del ACNUR en el XXXIII Curso de derecho internacional - La protección internacional de los refugiados en las Américas

17 August 2006 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Research, Background and Discussion Papers

Refugees in the 'sick role': stereotyping refugees and eroding refugee rights

1 August 2006 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Research, Background and Discussion Papers

Land conflicts and their impact on refugee women's livelihoods in southwestern Uganda

27 July 2006 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Research, Background and Discussion Papers

Forced displacement in Africa: Dimensions, difficulties and policy directions

10 July 2006 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Research, Background and Discussion Papers

The Refugee Convention as a rights blueprint for persons in need of international protection

5 July 2006 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Research, Background and Discussion Papers

Connected lives: Somalis in Minneapolis, family responsibilities and the migration dreams of relatives

1 July 2006 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Research, Background and Discussion Papers

Report on the Annual Tripartite Consultations on Resettlement (Geneva, 14-15 June 2005)

23 June 2006 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Research, Background and Discussion Papers

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