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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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Quick Guide: Researching Statelessness

March 2021 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Thematic Guidelines

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

Guidance Package for UNHCR's Engagement in Situations of Internal Displacement

September 2019 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Thematic Guidelines

Engaging with Employers in the Hiring of Refugees

9 May 2019 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Thematic Guidelines

Engaging with the Working Group on Arbitrary Detention

6 November 2018 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Thematic Guidelines

UNHCR Leitfaden Zur Prüfung Einer Innerstaatlichen Fluchtalternative in Afghanistan

November 2018 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Thematic Guidelines

Aide Memoire - Operational Guidance on Maintaining the Civilian and Humanitarian Character of Sites and Settlements

July 2018 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Thematic Guidelines

UNHCR Beyond Detention Toolkit: Guiding Questions for the assessment of Alternatives to Detention

May 2018 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Thematic Guidelines

Guidelines on International Protection No. 13: Applicability of Article 1D of the 1951 Convention relating to the Status of Refugees to Palestinian Refugees

December 2017 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Thematic Guidelines

Guidance Note on the Psychologically Vulnerable Applicant in the Protection Visa Assessment Process

November 2017 | Publisher: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Document type: Thematic Guidelines

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