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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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Call to Action: Protection Needs in the Northern Triangle of Central America, UNHCR Discussion Paper (Draft): A Proposal for a Strategic Regional Response

2016 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Thematic Reports

Options Paper 2: Options for governments on open reception and alternatives to detention

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

Refugee Protection and International Migration - Trends August 2013-July 2014

November 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Thematic Reports

Child protection including education

6 June 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Thematic Reports

Unaccompanied and Separated Asylum-seeking and Refugee Children Turning Eighteen: What to Celebrate?

March 2014 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Thematic Reports

Mixed Migration: Libya at the Crossroads – Mapping of Migration Routes from Africa to Europe and Drivers of Migration in Post-revolution Libya

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

Considering the Best Interests of a Child within a Family Seeking Asylum

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

Note on the Mandate of the High Commissioner for Refugees and his Office

October 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Thematic Reports

Canada/USA Bi-National Roundtable on Alternatives to Detention of Asylum Seekers, Refugees, Migrants and Stateless Persons

February 2013 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Thematic Reports

Compilation thématique des conclusions du Comité exécutif

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

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