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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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I Am Here, I Belong: The Urgent Need to End Childhood Statelessness

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

Je Suis Là, J'Existe: L'Urgente Nécessité de Mettre Fin à l'Apatridie

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

Aquí Estoy, Aquí Pertenezco: La Urgente Necesidad de Acabar con la Apatridia Infantil

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

Options Paper 1: Options for governments on care arrangements and alternatives to detention for children and families

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

First Global Forum on Statelessness: New Directions in Research and Policy Key Outcomes

6 October 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

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

Ensuring the right of all children to acquire a nationality: Connecting the Dots between the Convention on the Rights of the Child and the Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness

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

Children and Statelessness: Information Package

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

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