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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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Key observation and recommendations by the UNHCR Regional Representation for Northern Europe relating to the provisional comments on the Draft Amendments to the Lituanian Aliens Law (No. 15-2286)

27 March 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Commentaries

UNHCR proposals to address current and future arrivals of asylum-seekers, refugees and migrants by sea to Europe

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

Nota UNHCR sul recepimento delle Direttive 2013/32/UE del Parlamento Europeo e del Consiglio del 26 giugno 2013, recante procedure comuni ai fini del riconoscimento dello status di protezione internazionale (rifusione) e 2013/33/UE del Parlamento Europeo e del Consiglio del 26 giugno 2013 recante norme relative all'accoglienza dei richiedenti protezione internazionale (rifusione).

5 February 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Commentaries

Protecting the best interests of the child in Dublin Procedures - UNHCR's comments on the European Commission's Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Regulation (EU) No 604/2013 as regards determining the Member State responsible for examining the application for international protection of unaccompanied minors with no family member, sibling or relative legally present in a Member State

February 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Commentaries

Observations by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Regional Representation for Northern Europe on the Draft Law Proposal of 05 December 2014 amending the Act on Granting International Protection to Aliens

January 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Commentaries

Observations by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Regional Representation for Northern Europe on the Draft Law Proposal of 05 December 2014 amending the Act on Granting International Protection to Aliens

January 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Commentaries

Observations by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Regional Representation for Northern Europe on the Draft Law Proposal of 05 December 2014 amending the Act on Granting International Protection to Aliens

January 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Commentaries

Comments by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Regional Representation for Northern Europe on the draft National Action Plan for the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund

January 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Commentaries

Comments by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Regional Representation for Northern Europe on the draft amended National Action Plan for the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund 2014 - 2020

January 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Commentaries

Observations by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Regional Representation for Northern Europe on the Law Proposal of 30 October 2014 (218/2014) amending the Aliens Act fo the transposition in Finland of the recast EU Directive on Asylum Procedures

December 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Commentaries

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