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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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Good Practices Paper - Action 7: Ensuring birth registration for the prevention of statelessness

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

Good Practices Paper - Action 7: Ensuring birth registration for the prevention of statelessness

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

UNHCR Submission on Peru : UPR 28th Session

March 2017 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Commentaries

UNHCR Submission on Republic of Korea : UPR 28th Session

March 2017 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Commentaries

UNHCR Submission on Ukraine : UPR 28th session

March 2017 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Commentaries

UNHCR Submission on Zambia : UPR 28th Session

March 2017 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Commentaries

Statelessness and Nationality in Côte d'Ivoire - A Study for UNHCR

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

Kenya's stateless Makonde people finally obtain papers

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

Overview of UNHCR's operations in Asia and the Pacific

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

In Search of Solutions: Addressing Statelessness in the Middle East and North Africa

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

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