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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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Tripartite Commission for the Voluntary Repatriation of Somali Refugees from Kenya, Joint Communique

30 July 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Legal Articles/Analyses/Commentaries

Accord Tripartite entre le Gouvernement du Burkina Faso, le Gouvernement de la Republique du Mali et le Haut-Commissariat des Nations Unies pour les Refugies pour le rapatriement volontaire des refugies Maliens vivant au Burkina Faso

9 January 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Multilateral Treaties/Agreements

State Parties to the 1951 Convention relating to the Status of Refugees and/or its 1967 Protocol

June 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

Preventing and Reducing Statelessness: The 1961 Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness

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

Protecting the Rights of Stateless Persons: The 1954 Convention relating to the Status of Stateless Persons

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

Working Arrangement between the European Asylum Support Office (EASO) and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

13 December 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Bilateral Treaties/Agreements

Tripartite Agreement Between the Government of the Republic of Kenya, the Government of the Federal Republic of Somalia and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Governing the Voluntary Repatriation of Somali Refugees Living in Kenya, 2013

10 November 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Multilateral Treaties/Agreements

Extension of the Agreement Between the Government of Islamic Republic of Pakistan, the Transitional Islamic State of Afghanistan and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Governing the Voluntary Repatriation of Afghan Citizens Living in Pakistan

16 August 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Multilateral Treaties/Agreements

Excerpts of Concluding Observations and Recommendations from UN Treaty Bodies and Special Procedure Reports - Universal Periodic Review: South Africa

November 2011 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Concluding Observations

Climate Change Displacement and International Law: Complementary Protection Standards

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

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