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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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Position Paper on Violence against Women and Girls in the European Union And Persons of Concern to UNHCR

March 2014 | 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

Integration of Beneficiaries of International Protection in the European Union: Observations and Recommendations to the European Commission in its consultation on the upcoming Second European Union Agenda for Integration

March 2011 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Policy/Position Papers

Policy Statement on HIV Testing and Counselling in Health Facilities for Refugees, Internally Displaced Persons and other Persons of Concern to UNHCR

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

UNHCR Education Strategy 2010-2012: "Education for All Persons of Concern to UNHCR"

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

Note on HIV/AIDS and the Protection of Refugees, IDPs and Other Persons of Concern

5 April 2006 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Policy/Position Papers

Framework for Durable Solutions for Refugees and Persons of Concern

May 2003 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Policy/Position Papers

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