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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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Philippines: Policy Briefs on Identified Legislative Priorities

13 October 2021 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Policy/Position Papers

UNHCR Guidelines on International Legal Standards Relating to Decent Work for Refugees

July 2021 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Policy/Position Papers

UNHCR Note on the "Externalization" of International Protection

28 May 2021 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Policy/Position Papers

Annex to UNHCR Note on the "Externalization" of International Protection: Policies and practices related to the externalization of international protection

28 May 2021 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Policy/Position Papers

Key Considerations for Returns to Nagorno-Karabakh and the Adjacent Districts

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

Practical considerations for fair and fast border procedures and solidarity in the European Union

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

Legal considerations regarding claims for international protection made in the context of the adverse effects of climate change and disasters

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

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

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

The Impact of COVID-19 on Stateless Populations: Policy Recommendations and Good Practices

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

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