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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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UNHCR Submission on Sri Lanka : 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

Integration of refugees in Estonia - Participation and Empowerment

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

Report on the Annual Consultations with Non-Governmental Organizations 15-17 June 2016

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

UNHCR Submission on Morocco : UPR 27th Session

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

Memorandum of Understanding between the International Labour Organization and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

1 July 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Memoranda of Understanding

Study on the Socio-Economic Situation of Refugees, Humanitarian Status Holders and Asylum-Seekers in Georgia

May 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country Reports

Access to jobs improving for Syrian refugees in Jordan

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

Work permit boost gives hope to Syrian refugees in Jordan

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

Mid-Term Evaluation of UNHCR Graduation Programme in Egypt - Final Report

21 March 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country Reports

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