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1985, with the assistance of H-XD8306 - International Association for Integrative Education (IAIE), through integration of 3 information centres, International Refugee Integration Resource Centre (IRIRC), Refugee Law Centre and UNHCR Secretariat Information Centre (SIC). Entered into the framework of E-XE3016 - UNHCR, 1986, to become the UNHCR Centre for Documentation on Refugees -- Centre de documentation sur les réfugiés du HCR or Centre for Documentation on Refugees -- Centre de documentation sur les réfugiés, within the Division of International Protection. Listed name adopted in 1996 and mandate expanded to include policy research of a strategic nature for UNHCR. Came within UNHCR Executive Office. No longer operational.


Provide users easy access to an authoritative collection of relevant refugee, legal and country of origin information. The criteria for selecting acquisitions for such a composite collection reflect: the need for literature and documentation in the main on refugees and durable solutions for refugees; the full spectrum on human rights violations; advocacy and remedies; minorities and displaced persons; and international refugee law, case law, instruments, national refugee legislation and opinion; the range of issues which relate to durable solutions including early warning, conflict resolution and humanitarian action.

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UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 4: Quality EducationGOAL 5: Gender EqualityGOAL 10: Reduced InequalityGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong InstitutionsGOAL 17: Partnerships to achieve the Goal



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