United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees [UNHCR] Law and Legal Definition

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees is an agency within UN, created to lead and co-ordinate international action to protect refugees and resolve refugee problems worldwide. The UNHCR primary mission is to safeguard the rights and well-being of refugees. It endeavors 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.