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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 letter to legal counsel regarding the International Standards for Exclusion From Refugee Status as Applied to Child Soldiers

12 September 2005 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Court Interventions / Amicus Curiae

UNHCR Country Operations Plan 2006 - United States of America and the Caribbean

1 September 2005 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country Operations Plans

Framework for Cooperation Between UNHCR and the Government of the United States of America for the Year 2005

18 May 2005 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Memoranda of Understanding

UNHCR Resettlement Handbook, 2004 (country chapters last updated September 2009)

1 November 2004 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Handbooks/Manuals

UNHCR Resettlement Handbook, Country Chapter - The United States of America

June 2004 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Handbooks/Manuals

UNHCR letter to Attorney General relating to the Matter of Rodi Alvarado Peña

9 January 2004 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Court Interventions / Amicus Curiae

UNHCR Country Operations Plan 2004 - United States of America and the Caribbean

1 September 2003 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country Operations Plans

UNHCR letter to legal counsel relating to the case of Sokha Sun v. Ashcroft, Attorney General, pending before the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

28 February 2003 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Court Interventions / Amicus Curiae

UNHCR Country Operations Plan 2003 - United States

1 September 2002 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country Operations Plans

UNHCR Comments on the Draft Agreement between Canada and the United States of America for "Cooperation in the Examination of Refugee Status Claims from Nationals of Third Countries"

26 July 2002 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Commentaries

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