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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. UNHCR now has more than 16,803 personnel and work in a total of 134 countries to help 70.8 million persons.

 Website: www.unhcr.org
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UNHCR Comments on the Law on "International Protection and other Provisions" (Greece)

12 June 2020 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Comments on National Legislation

UNHCR Comments on the Draft Law "Improvement of Migration Legislation, amendment of provisions of Laws 4636/2019 (A' 169), 4375/2016 (A' 51), 4251/2014 (A' 80) and other Provisions"

12 June 2020 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Comments on National Legislation

Remote Interviewing: Practical Considerations for States in Europe

9 June 2020 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: General Comments/Recommendations

UNHCR-Stellungnahme Zur Parlamentarischen Initiative 17.423: Mitwirkungspflicht im Asylverfahren. Über-prüfungsmöglichkeit bei Mobiltelefonen. Vorentwurf und erläuternder Bericht der Staatspolitischen Kommission des Nationalrates vom 14. Februar 2020

June 2020 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Policy/Position Papers

IOM-UNHCR Framework document on developing standard operating procedures to facilitate the identification and protection of victims of trafficking

June 2020 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Thematic Guidelines

UNHCR Position on Hungarian Act LVIII of 2020 on the Transitional Rules and Epidemiological Preparedness related to the Cessation of the State of Danger

June 2020 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Comments on National Legislation

UNHCR Observations on Proposed Amendments to the Asylum Legislation in Cyprus

June 2020 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Comments on National Legislation

Key Procedural Considerations on the Remote Participation of Asylum-Seekers in the Refugee Status Determination Interview

15 May 2020 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Policy/Position Papers

COVID-19 and mixed population movements: emerging dynamics, risks and opportunities

14 May 2020 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Research, Background and Discussion Papers

United Arab Emirates: Country of Origin Information Relating to the Return and (Re)admission of Individuals Who Previously Resided in the UAE and Who Require a Visa Prior to Arrival

12 May 2020 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Country Reports

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