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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 & IOM - Nationality, Migration and Statelessness in West Africa

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

Good Practices Paper – Action 9: Acceding to the UN Statelessness Conventions

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

UNHCR & ECOWAS, Summary of the Ministerial regional conference on statelessness in West Africa, 23-25 February 2015

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

Soumission du Haut-Commissariat des Nations Unies pour les Réfugiés Pour la compilation établie par le Haut-Commissariat aux Droits de l'Homme - Examen Périodique Universel: Guinée-Bissau

June 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country Reports

Too Much Pain: Female Genital Mutilation & Asylum in the European Union - A Statistical Update (March 2014)

March 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Banjul Appeal on Statelessness

6 December 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Speeches/Statements

Draft Overview of Pledges [Extracts Relating to Statelessness]

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

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

UNHCR Côte d'Ivoire Situation Update, 28 July 2011

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

UNHCR Côte d'Ivoire Situation Update, 22 July 2011

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

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