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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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Tripartite Agreement Between the Government of the Republic of Kenya, the Government of the Federal Republic of Somalia and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Governing the Voluntary Repatriation of Somali Refugees Living in Kenya, 2013

10 November 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Multilateral Treaties/Agreements

Voluntary Repatriation of Eritrean Refugees From the Sudan and their Reintegration in Eritrea. Conclusions of the Meeting of the Tripartite Repatriation Commission Comprising the Government of the Republic of Sudan, the Government of the State of Eritrea and UNHCR

22 March 2001 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Multilateral Treaties/Agreements

Agreement Between the Government of the Republic of Liberia and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees for the Voluntary Repatriation and Reintegration of Liberian Returnees from Asylum Countries

3 January 1996 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Multilateral Treaties/Agreements

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