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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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Commentaires du Haut Commissariat des Nations Unies pour les réfugiés au sujet des amendements gouvernementaux au projet de loi n°6775 relatif à l'accueil des demandeurs de protection internationale

24 November 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Comments on National Legislation

Commentaires du Haut Commissariat des Nations Unies pour les réfugiés au sujet du projet de loi n° 6779 relatif à la protection internationale et à la protection temporaire

4 November 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Comments on National Legislation

Commentaires du Haut Commissariat des Nations Unies pour les réfugiés au sujet du projet de loi n° 6775 relatif à l'accueil des demandeurs de protection internationale

10 July 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Comments on National Legislation

Wars in Syria and Iraq drive highest asylum numbers in 22 years

26 March 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country News

Europe: Resettlement and Humanitarian Admission Pledges for Syrian Refugees (February 2015)

10 March 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

Update on UNHCR's operations in Europe

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

Observations du Haut Commissariat des Nations Unies pour les réfugiés sur le projet de loi no 6561 portant approbation de la Convention européenne sur la nationalité, faite à Strasbourg le 6 novembre 1997, et modification de la loi du 23 octobre 2008 sur la nationalité luxembourgeoise

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

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 Second Cycle (13th - 16th sessions) of the Human Rights Council's Universal Periodic Review

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

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

July 2012 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Compilations

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