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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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Eligibility Guidelines for Assessing the International Protection Needs of asylum-seekers from Guatemala

January 2018 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country/Situation Specific Position Papers

Guatemala offers respite from region's gang violence

23 August 2017 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Guatemala offers respite from region's gang violence

23 August 2017 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Northern Triangle of Central America Situation Factsheet (February 2017)

February 2017 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: UNHCR Country Updates

Submission by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in the case of S.M. v. Spain (Appl. No 29659/16) before the European Court of Human Rights

30 January 2017 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Court Interventions / Amicus Curiae

Submission by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in the case of S.M. v. Spain (Appl. No 29659/16) before the European Court of Human Rights

30 January 2017 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Court Interventions / Amicus Curiae

Submission by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in the case of S.M. v. Spain (Appl. No 29659/16) before the European Court of Human Rights

30 January 2017 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Court Interventions / Amicus Curiae

Submission by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in the case of S.M. v. Spain (Appl. No 29659/16) before the European Court of Human Rights

30 January 2017 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Court Interventions / Amicus Curiae

Guidelines on International Protection No. 12: Claims for refugee status related to situations of armed conflict and violence under Article 1A(2) of the 1951 Convention and/or 1967 Protocol relating to the Status of Refugees and the regional refugee definitions

2 December 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Thematic Guidelines

Call to Action: Protection Needs in the Northern Triangle of Central America. UNHCR Discussion Paper. A Proposal for a Strategic Regional Response

August 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Regional Reports

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