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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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Observations by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Regional Representation for Northern Europe on the draft law proposal on restrictions of the possibility to obtain a residence permit in Sweden ("Begränsningar av möjligheten att få uppehållstillstånd i Sverige – utkast till lagrådsremiss")

10 March 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Comments on National Legislation

Europe's Refugee Emergency Response - Update #17, 1 – 7 January 2016

7 January 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: UNHCR Country Updates

Ethiopian refugee family from Yemen start over in Sweden

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

Comments by the UNHCR Regional Representation for Northern Europe on the Law Proposal Prop. 2015/16:67 concerning particular measures in situation of serious threat to the public order or the internal security of the country (Särskilda åtgärder vid allvarlig fara för den allmänna ordningen eller den inre säkerheten i landet)

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

Europe's Refugee Emergency Response - Update #7, 16 - 22 October 2015

22 October 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: UNHCR Country Updates

Europe's Refugee Emergency Response - Update #6, 09 – 15 October 2015

15 October 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: UNHCR Country Updates

Observations by the UNHCR Regional Representation for Northern Europe on the proposal to transpose the recast Asylum Procedures Directive in Sweden ("Genomförande av det omarbetade asylprocedurdirectivet, Ds 2015:37")

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

First group of asylum seekers relocated from Italy to Sweden

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

Europe: Syrian Asylum Applications From Apr 2011 to Sep 2015 (28 EU Member States plus Norway and Switzerland)

30 September 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Maps

Comments by the UNHCR Regional Representation for Northern Europe on the proposal Ds 2015:33

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

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