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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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'Lessons from Arusha and Cape Town: UNHCR's Perspective on the Relationship between IHL and International Refugee Law'

12 February 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Speeches/Statements

Challenges relating to climate change induced displacement

29 January 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Speeches/Statements

Informal Meeting of the Justice and Home Affairs Council Dublin, 17 January 2013

17 January 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Speeches/Statements

"A Numbers Game: Counting Refugees and International Burden-Sharing"

19 December 2012 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Speeches/Statements

High Commissioner's Dialogue on Protection Challenges - Theme: Faith and Protection; Chairman's Summary

13 December 2012 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Speeches/Statements

Concluding Statement of the Third High-Level Steering Meeting on the Prevention and Reduction of Statelessness in the Kyrgyz Republic

13 December 2012 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Speeches/Statements

High Commissioner's Dialogue on Protection Challenges - Theme: Faith and Protection; Opening remarks by Mr. António Guterres, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

12 December 2012 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Speeches/Statements

UN High Commissioner for Refugees hails "historic" breakthrough on the protection of internally displaced people in Africa

5 December 2012 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Speeches/Statements

High Commissioner's Dialogue on Protection Challenges -Theme: Faith and Protection

29 November 2012 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Speeches/Statements

Protection Conventionnelle et protection subsidiaire, complémentarité ou concurrence? L'exemple de la notion d'appartenance à un certain groupe social

29 October 2012 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Speeches/Statements

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