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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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Echoes From Syria Issue 11 - April 2015

April 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: UNHCR Country Updates

Submission by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees For the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights' Compilation Report – Universal Periodic Review: Libya

October 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country Reports

Submission by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees For the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights' Compilation Report - Universal Periodic Review: Madagascar

March 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Compilations

UNHCR public statement in relation to decisions J.E.F. and A.O. by the Cour nationale du droit d'asile

12 June 2012 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Court Interventions / Amicus Curiae

UNHCR Eligibility Guidelines for Assessing the International Protection Needs of Asylum-Seekers from Iraq

31 May 2012 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country/Situation Specific Position Papers

Excerpts of Concluding Observations and Recommendations from UN Treaty Monitoring Bodies Universal Periodic Review: Argentina

February 2012 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country Reports

Trafficking for sexual exploitation: victim protection in international and domestic asylum law

April 2011 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Research, Background and Discussion Papers

Conference puts focus on human trafficking, fastest growing criminal industry

11 October 2010 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Commentaries

The trafficking of women for sexual exploitation: a gender-based and well-founded fear of persecution?

1 March 2003 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Research, Background and Discussion Papers

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