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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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Preventing and Reducing Statelessness, Good Practices in Promoting and Adopting Gender Equality in Nationality Laws

March 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Thematic Reports

Inter-Agency Regional Response for Syrian Refugees (24-31 October 2013)

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

Update on UNHCR's operations in the Middle East and North Africa

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

Community Centre for Refugee Women and Children

October 2012 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Legal Articles/Analyses/Commentaries

Sahrawi meet for confidence building seminar in the Azores

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

UNHCR and CRTD.A Regional Dialogue on Gender Equality, Nationality and Statelessness : Overview and Key Findings

January 2012 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Regional Reports

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

November 2011 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country Reports

Excerpts of Concluding Observations and Recommendations from UN Treaty Bodies and Special Procedure Reports - Universal Periodic Review: Morocco

November 2011 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country Reports

Geneva agreement to boost confidence-building measures for Sahrawis

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

Flights to resume for family visits between refugee camps in Tindouf, Algeria and Western Sahara Territory

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

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