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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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Note on international protection

31 May 2010 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Policy/Position Papers

UNHCR Policy on Refugee Protection and Solutions in Urban Areas

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

Política del ACNUR sobre la protección y las soluciones de los refugiados en zonas urbanas

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

UNHCR Policy on Refugees in Urban Areas

12 December 1997 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Policy/Position Papers

Politique du HCR sur les réfugiés dans les zones urbaines

12 December 1997 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Policy/Position Papers

UNHCR Comprehensive Policy on Refugees in Urban Areas

25 March 1997 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Policy/Position Papers

UNHCR's Policy and Practice Regarding Urban Refugees. A Discussion Paper

October 1995 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Policy/Position Papers

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