Last Updated: Wednesday, 24 May 2017, 13:37 GMT

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
Selected filters: Asylum policy
Filter:
Showing 1-10 of 137 results
Joint IOM-UNHCR Statement on President Trump's Refugee Order

28 January 2017 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Speeches/Statements

UNHCR-Analyse des Entwurfs für das Fremdenrechtsänderungsgesetz 2017

18 January 2017 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Comments on National Legislation

UNHCR comments on the European Commission proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing the criteria and mechanisms for determining the member state responsible for examining an application for international protection lodged in one of the Member States by a third-country national or a stateless person (recast) - COM (2016) 270

22 December 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Commentaries

Recommendations to Malta and Estonia for the Presidency of the Council of the European Union

December 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

UNHCR comments on the European Commission proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the European Union Agency for Asylum - COM (2016) 271

December 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Commentaries

Aktualisierte Stellungnahme zu sozialen Rechten für anerkannte Flüchtlinge

16 November 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Comments on National Legislation

UNHCR Observations on the proposed amendments to the Danish Aliens legislation: Høring over udkast til forslag til lov om ændring af udlændingeloven (Ændring af udvisningsreglerne m.v.)

31 October 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Commentaries

UNHCR-Analyse zum Entwurf einer Verordnung der Bundesregierung zur Feststellung der Gefährdung der Aufrechterhaltung der öffentlichen Ordnung und des Schutzes der inneren Sicherheit

4 October 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Comments on National Legislation

UNHCR Observations on the proposed amendments to the Act No. 19 of 1997 (the National Insurance Act) and Regulations, Act No. 41 of 26 June 1998 concerning Cash Benefit for Parents with Small Children and the Law on supplementary benefit for persons who have only lived a short period in Norway

October 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Comments on National Legislation

Hungary: UNHCR concerned about new restrictive law, increased reports of violence, and a deterioration of the situation at border with Serbia

15 July 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Search Refworld