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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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Convention Plus: Targeting of Development Assistance for Durable Solutions to Forced Displacement. Joint Statement by the Co-Chairs

10 February 2006 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Speeches/Statements

Convention Plus : Ciblage de l'aide au développement sur l'apport de solutions durables au déplacement forcé. Déclaration conjointe des co-présidents

10 February 2006 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Speeches/Statements

High Commissioner's Forum (17 November 2005). Chairman's Summary

17 November 2005 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Legal Articles/Analyses/Commentaries

Convention Plus Groupe pilote sur les mouvements secondaires irréguliers de réfugiés et de demandeurs d'asile : Déclaration conjointe des co-présidents

8 November 2005 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Speeches/Statements

Progress Report: Convention Plus

8 November 2005 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Legal Articles/Analyses/Commentaries

Convention Plus Core Group on Addressing Irregular Secondary Movements of Refugees and Asylum-Seekers: Joint Statement by the Co-Chairs

8 November 2005 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Speeches/Statements

Rapport intérimaire: Convention Plus

1 November 2005 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Legal Articles/Analyses/Commentaries

Putting Refugees on the Development Agenda: How Refugees and Returnees Can Contribute to Achieving the Millennium Development Goals

18 May 2005 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Legal Articles/Analyses/Commentaries

Inscrire les réfugiés à l'agenda du développement: Comment les réfugiés et les rapatriés peuvent contribuer à atteindre les objectifs du millénaire pour le développement

18 May 2005 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Legal Articles/Analyses/Commentaries

Convention Plus : Rapport intérimaire

2 May 2005 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Legal Articles/Analyses/Commentaries

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