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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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UNHCR, The Environment & Climate Change

October 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Annual Reports

Refugee Protection and International Migration - Trends August 2013-July 2014

November 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Thematic 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: Republic of Maldives

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

Discussion Forum on Climate Change - Remarks by Volker Türk

17 June 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Speeches/Statements

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

June 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Compilations

Caribbean Regional Conference on the Protection of Vulnerable Persons in Mixed Migration Flows - Promoting Cooperation and Identification of Good Practices

23 May 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Conference Reports

Challenges relating to climate change induced displacement

29 January 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Speeches/Statements

Challenges relating to climate change induced displacement

29 January 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Speeches/Statements

Human mobility in the context of loss and damage from climate change: Needs, gaps, and roles of the Convention in addressing loss and damage

19 October 2012 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Thematic 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: Tuvalu

September 2012 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Compilations

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