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Family Reunion

Publisher UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Author Executive Committee of the High Commissioner's Programme
Publication Date 12 October 1977
Citation / Document Symbol No. 9 (XXVIII) - 1977
Related Document Regroupement des familles
Cite as UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), Family Reunion, 12 October 1977, No. 9 (XXVIII) - 1977, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/3ae68c4324.html [accessed 25 April 2014]
Comments Executive Committee 28th session. Contained in United Nations General Assembly Document No. 12A (A/32/12/Add.1). Conclusion endorsed by the Executive Committee of the High Commissioner's Programme upon the recommendation of the Sub-Committee of the Whole on International Protection of Refugees.

The Executive Committee,

(a)      Reiterated the fundamental importance of the principle of family reunion;

(b)      Reaffirmed the co-ordinating role of UNHCR with a view to promoting the reunion of separated refugee families through appropriate interventions with Governments and with intergovernmental and nongovernmental organizations;

(c)      Noted with satisfaction that some measure of progress has been achieved in regard to the reunion of separated refugee families through the efforts currently undertaken by UNHCR.

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