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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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Background Note on Gender Equality, Nationality Laws and Statelessness 2017

8 March 2017 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Thematic Reports

Background Note on Gender Equality, Nationality Laws and Statelessness 2017

8 March 2017 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Thematic Reports

Madagascar: UNHCR welcomes new law giving men and women equal rights to transfer nationality to children

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

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

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

Observations du Haut Commissariat des Nations Unies pour les réfugiés sur le projet de loi n°6977 sur la nationalité luxembourgeoise, et sur le projet de loi n°6974 portant approbation de Conventions relatives à la nationalité et à l'apatridie

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

UNHCR Observations on the proposal to amend the Danish Citizenship Act in regard to parents' consent and a child's 'good conduct', when the child derives Danish citizenship from a parent

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

UNHCR's Commentary on the Constitutional Law of the Republic of Tajikistan "On Nationality of the Republic of Tajikistan"

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

Background Note on Gender Equality, Nationality Laws and Statelessness 2016

8 March 2016 | 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: Haiti

March 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Compilations

Observations by the Representative Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Kyrgyz Republic on the draft Law on Amendments to Certain Legal Acts of Kyrgyz Republic ("Deprivation of Nationality as a Measure of Counteraction to Terrorist Activities")

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

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