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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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Mapping Statelessness in Norway

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

Compatibility Of The 1954 Convention Relating To The Status Of Stateless Persons With Canada's Legal Framework And Its International Human Rights Obligations

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

Guidelines on Statelessness No. 4: Ensuring Every Child's Right to Acquire a Nationality through Articles 1-4 of the 1961 Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness

21 December 2012 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Policy/Position Papers

Statelessness: Giving up a beloved name and lifetime limbo for citizenship

5 September 2011 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Helping the World's Stateless People

September 2011 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Thematic Reports

Refugees as citizens, employees and customers: settlement support in an Australian town

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

Persons at Risk of Statelessness in Serbia

June 2011 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country Reports

UNHCR letter to the Federal Constitutional Court of Germany relating to the case 1 BvL 3/11 - Schreiben an das Bundesverfassungsgericht

20 May 2011 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Court Interventions / Amicus Curiae

Regional Expert Roundtable on Good Practices for the Identification, Prevention and Reduction of Statelessness and the Protection of Stateless Persons in South East Asia

2 March 2011 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Conference Reports

UNHCR's Recommendations for Portugal's European Union Presidency, July-December 2007

15 June 2007 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Commentaries

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