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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 reiterates appeal for international protection for Somalis who recently fled into Mandera in Kenya

5 November 2010 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Commentaries

Conference puts focus on human trafficking, fastest growing criminal industry

11 October 2010 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Commentaries

ExCom: UNHCR chief calls for "New Deal" in managing the world's displaced

8 October 2010 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Commentaries

ExCom: UNHCR says faster state accessions needed for statelessness conventions

6 October 2010 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Commentaries

ExCom: UNHCR official says criminalizing search for asylum is no answer

6 October 2010 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Commentaries

UNHCR's observations on the European Commission's proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and the Council amending Council Regulation (EC) No 2007/2004 establishing a European Agency for the Management of Operational Cooperation at the External Borders of the Member States of the European Union (FRONTEX), COM(2010)61 final

October 2010 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Commentaries

UNHCR urges tolerance of displaced people persecuted for their sexuality

1 October 2010 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Commentaries

UNHCR comments on the European Commission's proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on minimum standards on procedures in Member States for granting and withdrawing international protection (COM(2009)554, 21 October 2009)

August 2010 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Commentaries

UNHCR comments on the European Commission's proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on minimum standards for the qualification and status of third country nationals or stateless persons as beneficiaries of international protection and the content of the protection granted (COM(2009)551, 21 October 2009)

29 July 2010 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Commentaries

Extracts relating to UNHCR's supervisory responsibility for the statelessness conventions

5 July 2010 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Commentaries

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