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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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Asylum and international protection in the EU: the next five years?

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

Implementation of the Durable Solutions Process (Sarajevo Process) for refugees from Croatia displaced by the 91-95 conflict, including cessation of refugee status

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

Note on International Protection

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

Protection Policy Paper: The return of persons found not to be in need of international protection to their countries of origin: UNHCR's role

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

Policy Framework and Implementation Strategy: UNHCR's Role in Support of the Return and Reintegration of Displaced Populations

August 2008 | 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

Ending Asylum: Protection Concerns Relevant to Mass Return in the Kosovo Operation

11 June 1999 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Policy/Position Papers

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