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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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UNHCR's position regarding the detention of refugee and migrant children in the migration context

January 2017 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Policy/Position Papers

Resettlement of Children and Adolescents at Risk

June 2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Policy/Position Papers

Beyond Detention: A Global Strategy to support governments to end the detention of asylum-seeker and refugees, 2014-2019

2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Policy/Position Papers

A Framework for the Protection of Children

26 June 2012 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Policy/Position Papers

International protection of children of concern, including education

5 June 2012 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Policy/Position Papers

Guías sobre las solicitudes de asilo relativas a la mutilacion genital feminina

May 2009 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Policy/Position Papers

Guidance Note on Refugee Claims relating to Female Genital Mutilation

May 2009 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Policy/Position Papers

Note d'orientation sur les demandes d'asile relatives aux mutilations genitales feminines

May 2009 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Policy/Position Papers

Education Strategy 2007-2009. Policy, Challenges and Objectives

June 2007 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Policy/Position Papers

Summary Note: UNHCR's Strategy and Activities Concerning Refugee Children

October 2005 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Policy/Position Papers

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