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Title: UN High Commissioner for Refugees
Alternative Title(s): UNHCR
UNHCR: The UN Refugee Agency
Available From: http://www.unhcr.org/cgi-bin/texis/vtx/home
Description: The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees was established on December 14, 1950, by the United Nations General Assembly. Its primary mandate is to lead and coordinate international action to protect refugees. The UNHCR web site provides information and international documents related refugee protection, including the 1951 Refugee Convention and 1967 Protocol. The Resource section provides statistics, research and detailed country analysis. UNHCR Executive Committee documents, publications, handbooks, statistics, and current news about refugee and related issues are also available. The site can be searched through a quick and advanced search mechanism.
Coverage: International
EISIL Categories: Home > Individuals & Groups > Nationality, Statelessness, Refugees & Asylum
Home > International Organizations > United Nations > Subsidiary Bodies, Programmes, Funds & Other Entities > United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Home > International Human Rights > Refugees, Asylum, Nationality, Displaced, & Freedom of Movement
Keywords: refugees
Language(s): English
Site Administrator: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees


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