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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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Article 31 of the 1951 Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees

July 2017 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Research, Background and Discussion Papers

UNHCR and the migration regime complex in Asia-Pacific: Between responsibility shifting and responsibility sharing

November 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Research, Background and Discussion Papers

From Care and Maintenance to Self-Reliance: Sustainable Business Model Connecting Malian Refugee Artisans to Swiss Markets Using Public-private Partnerships

November 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Research, Background and Discussion Papers

Rights at Risk: A thematic investigation into how states restrict the freedom of movement of refugees on the African Continent

October 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Research, Background and Discussion Papers

Comprehensive Solutions for Colombian Refugees in Latin America

June 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Research, Background and Discussion Papers

What Difference Does It Make To Be A Refugee?: Evidence from Field Experiments and Qualitative Inquiry

June 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Research, Background and Discussion Papers

Evaluation of UNHCR's Response to the L3 South Sudan Refugee Crisis In Uganda and Ethiopia

21 January 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Research, Background and Discussion Papers

Diaspora Engagement and the Global Initiative on Somali Refugees--Emerging Possibilities

January 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Research, Background and Discussion Papers

Refugees asked to fish for themselves: The Role of Livelihoods Trainings for Kampala's Urban Refugees

January 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Research, Background and Discussion Papers

Addressing Security Concerns Without Undermining Refugee Protection - UNHCR's Perspective

17 December 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Research, Background and Discussion Papers

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