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

6 October 2010 | 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

"A Europe Without Barriers": UNHCR's Recommendations to the Czech Republic for its European Union Presidency (January - June 2009)

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

Comentarios sobre la Comunicación de la Comisión Europea sobre el establecimiento de un Programa Conjunto de Reasentamiento de la Unión Europea y sobre la Propuesta de la Comisión Europea para la enmienda de Decisión Nº 573/2007/EC estableciendo el Fondo Europeo para los Refugiados en el período del 2008 al 2013

November 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

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

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

UNHCR's Recommendations to the Slovenian Presidency of the European Union, January - June 2008

10 December 2007 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Commentaries

UNHCR's Response to the European Commission's Green Paper on the Future Common European Asylum System

September 2007 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Commentaries

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