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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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As states increase border controls, UNHCR calls for sensitivity for those fleeing persecution

7 January 2011 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Commentaries

60th Anniversary: UNHCR marks landmark with appeal for renewed commitment to helping the world's forcibly displaced

14 December 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 Recommendations for the Ministerial Conference of the Euro-African Process on Migration and Development (Paris, 20-21 October 2008)

31 July 2008 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Commentaries

Recommandations de l'UNHCR à la Conférence Ministérielle du Processus Euro-Africain sur la Migration et le Développement (Paris, 20-21 octobre 2008)

31 July 2008 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Commentaries

Recomendaciones del ACNUR a la Conferencia Ministerial sobre el proceso Euro Africano sobre Migración y Desarrollo (Paris, 20-21 de octubre del 2008)

30 July 2008 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Commentaries

Building a Europe of Asylum: UNHCR's Recommendations to France for its European Union Presidency (July - December 2008)

9 June 2008 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Commentaries

Construire une Europe de l'asile : Recommandations de l'UNHCR pour la Présidence française de l'Union européenne (juillet - décembre 2008)

9 June 2008 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Commentaries

Auf dem Weg zu einem Europa des Asyls: Zusammenfassung der UNHCR Empfehlungen an Frankreich für die EU-Ratspräsidentschaft (Juli-Dezember 2008)

9 June 2008 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Commentaries

Construyendo una Europa de Asilo. Recomendaciones del ACNUR a Francia para la Presidencia de la Unión Europea (Julio - Diciembre 2008)

9 June 2008 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Commentaries

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