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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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Chairman's Summary, 12 December 2007 (High Commissioner's Dialogue on Protection Challenges (11-12 December 2007), Theme: Refugee Protection, Durable Solutions and International Migration)

21 January 2008 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Legal Articles/Analyses/Commentaries

Résumé du Président, 12 décembre 2007 (Dialogue du Haut Commissaire sur les défis de protection (11-12 décembre 2007), Thème : Protection des réfugiés, solutions durables et migration internationale

21 January 2008 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Legal Articles/Analyses/Commentaries

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