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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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Onward Movement Of Asylum-seekers And Refugees: Discussion paper prepared for the Expert Roundtable on Onward Movement

25 September 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Conference Reports

Second Global Roundtable on Reception and Alternatives to Detention: Summary of deliberations

August 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Conference Reports

Caribbean Regional Conference on the Protection of Vulnerable Persons in Mixed Migration Flows, Promoting Cooperation and Identification of Good Practices : Conference Conclusions

23 May 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Conference Reports

Co-Chairs' Summary: Regional Roundtable on Irregular Movements by Sea in the Asia- Pacific Region

20 March 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Conference Reports

Summary Conclusions: Refugees and Asylum-Seekers in Distress at Sea - how best to respond? Expert Meeting in Djibouti, 8 to 10 November 2011

5 December 2011 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Conference Reports

Refugees and asylum-seekers in distress at sea – how best to respond? - Expert Meeting

10 November 2011 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Conference Reports

Global Roundtable on Alternatives to Detention of Asylum-Seekers, Refugees, Migrants and Stateless Persons: Summary Conclusions

July 2011 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Conference Reports

Round Table on the Social Rights of Refugees, Asylum-Seekers and Internally Displaced Persons: A Comparative Perspective

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

Report on the Annual Consultations with Non-Governmental Organizations prior to the Fifty-sixth Session of the Executive Committee of UNHCR

October 2005 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Conference Reports

Thirty Years On: A Legal Review of the 1969 OAU Refugee Convention Governing the Specific Aspects of Refugee Problems in Africa

2001 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Conference Reports

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