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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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Options Paper 2: Options for governments on open reception and alternatives to detention

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

The Heart of the Matter - Assessing Credibility when Children Apply for Asylum in the European Union

December 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Regional Reports

Update on UNHCR's operations in Europe

17 September 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Regional Reports

UNHCR - Stellungnahme zum Entwurf des österreichischen Mehrjahresprogramms 2014-2020 für den Asyl-, Migrations- und Integrationsfonds (AMIF)

27 May 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Legal Articles/Analyses/Commentaries

UNHCR-Vorschläge für Verbesserungen im Flüchtlingsschutz

7 October 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Legal Articles/Analyses/Commentaries

Facilitators and Barriers: Refugee Integration in Austria

October 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country Reports

A New Beginning: Refugee Integration in Europe

September 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Regional Reports

Erhebungen zu Qualitätsstandards der Rechtsberatung im österreichischen Asylverfahren

September 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Legal Articles/Analyses/Commentaries

Too Much Pain: Female Genital Mutilation & Asylum in the European Union - A Statistical Overview

February 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Statistics

Analyse des Entwurfs einer Novelle zum BFA-Verfahrensgesetz, AsylG 2005, FPG 2005 und NAG

18 January 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Comments on National Legislation

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