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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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Six steps toward convergence, quality and shared responsibility

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

Comments on the proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on preventing and combating trafficking in human beings, and protecting victims (COM(2010)95, 29 March 2010)

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

From principles to action: UNHCR's Recommendations to Spain for its European Union Presidency (January - June 2010)

December 2009 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Commentaries

De los principios a la acción: Recomendaciones del ACNUR a España en su presidencia de turno en la Unión Europea (Enero- Junio 2010)

December 2009 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Commentaries

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

November 2009 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Commentaries

Comments on the European Commission Communication on the establishment of a Joint EU Resettlement Programme and the European Commission Proposal for the amendment of Decision No 573/2007/EC establishing the European Refugee Fund for the period 2008 to 2013

November 2009 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Commentaries

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

September 2009 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Commentaries

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

September 2009 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Commentaries

Submission by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees for the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights' Compilation Report - Universal Periodic Review (Excerpts of Treaty Body Concluding Observations and Special Procedure Reports): Bosnia and Herzegovina

September 2009 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Commentaries

Diez años después de Tampere: Recomendaciones del ACNUR a Suecia para su Presidencia de la Unión Europea (Julio a Diciembre de 2009)

June 2009 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Commentaries

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