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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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Education Issue Brief 4: Including Refugees in National Education Systems

July 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Thematic Guidelines

Education Issue Brief 6: Secondary Education for Refugee Adolescents

July 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Thematic Guidelines

Education Issue Brief: Higher Education Considerations for Refugees in Countries Affected by the Syria and Iraq Crises

July 2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Thematic Guidelines

DAFI 2015 - Annual Report

2015 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Thematic Guidelines

Joint UNHCR-OCHA Note on Mixed Situations Coordination in Practice

24 April 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Thematic Guidelines

Guidelines on Temporary Protection or Stay Arrangements

February 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Thematic Guidelines

Asylum and international protection in the EU: strengthening cooperation and solidarity

January 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Thematic Guidelines

Guidelines on International Protection No. 10: Claims to Refugee Status related to Military Service within the context of Article 1A (2) of the 1951 Convention and/or the 1967 Protocol relating to the Status of Refugees

3 December 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Thematic Guidelines

Guidelines on International Protection No. 9: Claims to Refugee Status based on Sexual Orientation and/or Gender Identity within the context of Article 1A(2) of the 1951 Convention and/or its 1967 Protocol relating to the Status of Refugees

23 October 2012 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Thematic Guidelines

Guidelines on the Applicable Criteria and Standards relating to the Detention of Asylum-Seekers and Alternatives to Detention

2012 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Thematic Guidelines

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