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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 deplores deportation of Laotian refugee from Thailand

8 July 2014 | 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: Lao People's Democratic Republic

June 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country 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 chief calls on states to respect non-refoulement after North Koreans deported from Laos

30 May 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Regional Expert Roundtable on Good Practices for the Identification, Prevention and Reduction of Statelessness and the Protection of Stateless Persons in South East Asia

2 March 2011 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Conference Reports

Good Practices: Addressing Statelessness in South East Asia

5 February 2011 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Regional Reports

Lao People's Democratic Republic Atlas Map (as of July 2008)

July 2008 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

Lao People's Democratic Republic Atlas Map

11 July 2005 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

UNHCR Country Operations Plan 2002 - Lao People's Democratic Republic

1 July 2001 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country Operations Plans

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