The Guidelines provide substantive and procedural guidance for assessing claims to international protection related to situations of armed conflict and violence under the 1951 Convention/1967 Protocol, the 1969 OAU Convention and the 1984 Cartagena Declaration.
On 14 November 2016, UNHCR released an Update to the Position on Returns to Iraq.
This paper supersedes UNHCR's October 2014 UNHCR Position on Returns to Iraq.
On 11 October 2016, UNHCR released an Update of its International Protection Considerations with regard to people fleeing northeastern Nigeria (the states of Borno, Yobe and Adamawa) and surrounding region.
This paper supersedes UNHCR's October 2014 International Protection Considerations with regard to people fleeing northeastern Nigeria (the states of Borno, Yobe and Adamawa) and surrounding region – Update I.
Core legal instruments and UNHCR's policy and guidance relating to children at risk.
Provisions, guidance and tools on detention, prison conditions and freedom of movement.
Legal, policy and guidance documents on gender equality and women.
Legal, policy and operational documents relating to Internally Displaced Persons.
Key information relevant to the protection of civilians in situations of armed conflict.
Documents on the intersection between refugee protection and international migration.
Legal, policy and guidance materials relevant to the refugee status determination process.
Core documents on UNHCR's resettlement activities, challenges and the policy framework.
Key materials relevant for asylum claims based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
Key documents from several special initiatives to clarify and strengthen UNHCR's mandate.
Legal instruments, UNHCR policy documents and guidance on statelessness.
Documents relevant to the human rights mechanisms within the United Nations.
International Olympic Committee and UNHCR team up in 'Become the Light' campaign for refugee camps without adequate lighting.
UNHCR is concerned at the growing number of people resorting to desperate means to flee Myanmar.
Clowns present tales from children to create awareness of human rights and social justice.
The UWC Refugee Initiative hopes to double number of scholarships it currently offers to refugees to at least 100.