United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

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The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is mandated to lead and co-ordinate international action to protect refugees and resolve refugee problems worldwide. Its primary purpose is to safeguard the rights and well-being of people who have been forced to flee. Together with partners and communities, it works to ensure that everyone has the right to seek asylum and find safe refuge in another country. It also strives to secure lasting solutions for them. UNHCR is also mandated to help stateless people. For over half a century, UNHCR has helped millions of people to restart their lives, including refugees, returnees, stateless people, the internally displaced and asylum-seekers.  

Mongolia is not a party to the 1951 Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees and its 1967 Protocol. Nonetheless, the Government of Mongolia has been pursuing a humanitarian policy in regard to asylum seekers and refugees in Mongolia and has in general respected the principle of customary international law of non-refoulement. In the absence of an asylum system administered and managed by the Government of Mongolia, UNHCR registers and determines refugee status eligibility for asylum seekers in Mongolia under its mandate. UNHCR is working with the Government of Mongolia to ensure the protection of persons of concern.

Contact:

Email: tsevegme@unhcr.org

Website: http://www.unhcr.org/mongolia.html