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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 Observations on the proposal to amend the criteria for the selection of quota refugees for resettlement to Denmark ('Ændring af kriterierne for udvælgelse af kvoteflygtninge')

February 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Comments on National Legislation

UNHCR letter to legal counsel re guidance on the application of IFA/IRA particularly in respect of Mogadishu, Somalia

25 September 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Court Interventions / Amicus Curiae

Draft Overview of Pledges [Extracts Relating to Statelessness]

1 August 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Thematic Reports

Compilation of recommendations relating to statelessness made during the first cycle (1st - 12th sessions) of the Human Rights Council's Universal Periodic Review

11 July 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Compilations

UNHCR Resettlement Handbook, Country Chapter - Denmark

June 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Handbooks/Manuals

As Syria crisis continues, UNHCR urges EU states to uphold Common Asylum System principles

16 October 2012 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

UNHCR's Recommendations to Denmark for its EU Presidency, January – June 2012

2012 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: General Comments/Recommendations

UNHCR Resettlement Handbook, Country Chapter - Denmark

July 2011 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Handbooks/Manuals

Resettlement programme for refugees in Nepal passes 40,000 mark

13 December 2010 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Submission by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees for the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights' Compilation Report - Universal Periodic Review: Denmark

November 2010 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country Reports

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