The UN Refugee Agency – UNHCR


UNHCR is mandated to lead and coordinate international action for the worldwide protection of refugees, ensuring that everyone can exercise the right to seek asylum and find safe refuge in another state and to return home voluntarily. UNHCR’s efforts are mandated by its statute and guided by the 1951 Convention relating to the Status of Refugees and its 1967 Protocol. UNHCR also has a mandate to help stateless people.